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Game Night (2018)

Game Night (2018)


Jason Bateman
Rachel McAdams

Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

When Game Night starts you get this feeling that everything is going to drive down Cliché Avenue, based on what you have read about it and the way it starts. The great thing is, it does not (for the most parts). The script of this movie is explosive, the comedy is unexpectedly good and funny with a cast that were just having too much fun.

The fun the cast members were having spills over to we the viewers as we watch them try to unravel a mystery that they got dragged into unwillingly.
The subplots in this movie are minimized to barest minimal, with the focus directed on the plot itself.

The unexpected twists and turns this movie gathers starts with a simple game night, which the movie is about. A group of friends having a game night when everything goes off. Our leads met at a bar, Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) during a competition. Their competitive behavior was what brought them together – they got married and continued to have game night with their friends in their house.
Max has an elder rich brother Brooks, Brooks is everything Max wants to be. He comes visiting and joins the game night only to make Max feel low, for he too was competitive.

Brooks made some arrangements for a better game night and invites Max and his friends to his house to come be part of it. His plan for the game night was different and even puts a car up for the winner.
The game was simple, some one is going to get kidnapped and the others must solve the case. The problem was, someone did get kidnapped, but it was for real and the others are going to try and solve it to save the life of the kidnaped.

At first this plot seems simple enough to not gather enough excitement or laughs but trust me the way the movie was put together only a god could have known how things were going to turn out.
I loved Horrible Bosses (2011) the first part only, and this movie was directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein who were the screen writers for Horrible Bosses (2011).

This a movie you will enjoy watching, sadly the excitement is for one ride.
This is the reason why this movie did not make so much in the box office, but this a movie you will love when you get to see it.


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