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Game Night (2018)

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A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.

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Mark Perez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Max
Rachel McAdams ... Annie
Kyle Chandler ... Brooks
Sharon Horgan ... Sarah
Billy Magnussen ... Ryan
Lamorne Morris ... Kevin
Kylie Bunbury ... Michelle
Jesse Plemons ... Gary
Michael C. Hall ... The Bulgarian
Danny Huston ... Donald Anderton
Chelsea Peretti ... Glenda
Camille Chen ... Dr. Chin
Zerrick Williams ... Val (as Zerrick Deion Williams)
Joshua Mikel ... Colin
R.F. Daley ... Tats
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Storyline

Six close friends meet each week for a game night involving board games, charades and pop culture trivia quizzes. Being the most competitive of the bunch, Max and his wife Annie, who seem to be a perfect match in every way, usually win every time. However, their marriage is on rocky ground as Annie fears that Max doesn't want to have children. When Max's shady brother Brooks reappears after a long mysterious absence and suggests that they have their next gathering at his place, no one expects that their weekly game night is about to go to the next level as Brooks organizes a full blown murder mystery party complete with actors as criminals and cops for them. However, when Brooks is violently kidnapped in front of everyone, it turns out that the game is all too real. Now, Max, Annie, their womanizing dimwitted friend Ryan, his domineering Irish date Sarah, and their childhood friends Michelle and her husband Kevin, who's obsessed with finding out with which mysterious celebrity ...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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This is not a game.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Game Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Marietta, Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,005,332, 25 February 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,001,013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,201,013
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Bateman was originally set to direct the film, but John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein would only work on a rewrite of the script if they could also direct. See more »

Goofs

Max's character is bleeding profusely while he is typing on the computer, so much so it saturated his shirt sleeve and the dog. and pooled on the carpet. When he decides to leave hurriedly and subsequently loses deliberately at Jenga, there is no sign of blood anywhere. In later scenes there in also no blood on his clothes and he seems to have full use of the arm in later fight scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max: Who cares about winning? Let's get drunk!
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Crazy Credits

A scene where Gary's ex-wife Debbie meets "Not Denzel" at a gas station is featured after the end credits. See more »

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References Murder on the Orient Express (1974) See more »

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Captain Jack
Written and Performed by Billy Joel
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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and how were we supposed to know that..
28 February 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Game Night

As the premise guides you, the feature walks till the end on just an idea for 100 minutes holding the audience tightly onto the screen and delivers what was more than promised. A plot like such can only go certain way and the creators being aware of it uses it perfectly not making it all look like a hoax and justifies the whole track by focusing on the characters reasoning and development that proves out to be the strength of the feature later on. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have definitely matured themselves as directors on screen but in here the writer, Mark Perez is the game changer for it is written smartly and explicitly that easily helps the audience settle into it. Jason Bateman is as always hilarious in its role but surprisingly so is Rachel McAdams; in fact she is even better and among other good supporting cast like Kyle Chandler and Jess Plemons, the feature is safe under performance level. Game Night is not your same old dull comedy-gone-wrong genre, in fact it is quite like an episode of sitcom that offers enough room for the character and actors to fill in their input along with hilarious yet smart writing that enfolds in each phases as it ages on screen keeping the audience on the edge of the seat.


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