2.5* Aside from the fairly rote plot, the entire first third of the film drags like you wouldn't believe but then McKinnon drops lines like "This entire country should be burned to the ground!" and "In Florida we committed what is called a 'good murder.'" Giving it an extra .5 because it's kind and has given me the concept of a "sad astronaut."
What a mess. Solidly quippy and mindlessly funny. Too large of an ensemble cast for any character development whatsoever. Attempts at modern feminist commentary ultimately fell flat for similar reasons. But it's okay! Was only in it to see Zoe Kravitz behave prissily.
This was actually a very good and enjoyable chamber-piece film with a good narrative that flowed incredibly well. I actually enjoyed watching this film on a big screen and it has been about half a year's worth of arthouse films since I've actually seen an audience applause after a film has finished so I think that says something...now... if only they could RELEASE IN IMAX D-BOX ULTRA AVX!!?!?!?!?!
A bit kind, but props to a comedy which doesn't exploit some of its own set-ups, still visibly extreme and silly but with a general consideration which keeps it compelling. And for selling its own silliness, I knee jerked at Mckinnon's Aussie (just get Claudia!) but she commits for better or worse. Each set piece amusing in itself, could have taken it even further tho.
At long last, here it is, the all-women version of The Hangover. Despite debatable runners-up like Bridesmaids and Sisters, Rough Night isn't as plot-heavy as the two, and works to match the kind of manic and frantic nature of the aforementioned comedy. Oh, and to those who have tirelessly kept up with my work, have I mentioned how exceptional Kate McKinnon is and how she's truly a comic treasure?