Game Night: Movie Review

Game Night: Movie Review

Justin Peters, Student Journalist

What if a game of “Clue” turned into a real-life situation, except with Corvette Stingrays, rich-people fight clubs, and bloody dogs? “Game Night” answers that question in an action-adventure-comedy-crime movie all rolled into one beautiful box of suburban life gone crazy.

The film takes place in the modern life of Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams). If you put the two of them in a room with two other people and any board game, they would crush the other two people. Being as competitive as they are, they have game nights every week with their friends Kevin and Michelle (Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury), who have been married since they were nineteen, their idiot friend Ryan (Billy Magnussen) and his girlfriend of the week. But they never invite their neighbor, Gary (Jesse Plemons), who is the best character in the movie, because he’s weird and creepy and obsessed with his ex-wife. Max’s brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), comes to visit with intentions of the best game night the group has ever had, a murder-mystery party. But the night gets awry when Brooks actually gets kidnapped, and the group has no idea that it’s actually real, spending their game night looking for someone who might actually get murdered.

This movie is downright hilarious! While it’s not the best thing I’ve ever seen, “Game Night” takes a stupid situation, and makes it a million times more stupid, but makes the funny overshadow the stupid, which is a hard task to accomplish. “Game Night” is an entertaining film that I highly recommend. I warn you, however, that there are more twists and turns in this movie than a roller coaster. But I guarantee you’ll have more fun watching this movie than a game of “Scrabble.”

Grade: B-