The Night Before

The Night Before

The Night Before

Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are three not-so-wise men in this R-rated Christmas comedy. These lifelong best friends hit their annual Eve tradition – potentially for the last time. Co-stars Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), Lizzy Caplan (The Interview) and Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) and directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Wackness).

2015Rating: MA15+, Strong drug use, nudity, sex scene and coarse language102 minsUSA
Comedy
62%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

A tradition started by two college students to distract their pal from the death of his parents forms the backbone of this yuletide yuck fest. As comedy filmmaking luck would have it, what transpires is essentially a drug-fueled pub crawl caper, Harold and Kumar-like as it follows its leads in search of a mythical Christmas party and, well, weed.

3.0
0

Seth Rogen and Michael Shannon give their funniest performances to date.

Out of all of Rogen's films, I believe that this is by far his funniest film. Yes, its over the top, cheesy and extremely offensive, with enough random drug use to sedate a bear, but its the visual gags and reactions mixed with Shannon's smart humor that make this a night to remember. The plot plods along at a farcical rate, making fun of christmas tropes...

4.0
0

Three great actors with a capable supporting cast to boot. I just think the audience deserved better than this, especially coming from the highly respected actors and cast. I agree, there are some funny moments especially with the facial expressions and verbal responses. Even Mr Green I found to be darkly and saintly hilarious at the same time. Too...

3.0
0

Not very good

One funny scene and the rest was just silly

1.0
0

Good, but not funny enough

Saw this at a preview screening. It has 3-4 absolutely hilarious sequences (largely with Seth Rogen), and the rest is a bit ho-hum. Bit too drama, not enough jokes.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Rogen’s zonked-to-insanity performance is the lifeblood of The Night Before...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Funny, cynical, and warm in all the right ways, this could finally be the Christmas movie for people who hate Christmas movies.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Hits a sweet spot of inoffensive offensiveness.

3.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

Hardly a Christmas miracle, but it’s good for a laugh or two. And that’s not a bad way to get into the holiday spirit.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Surprisingly, for a movie this ephemeral, the closing sequences... are actually quite touching.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Rowdy fun with a dash of sweetness.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Hammy and crude and more baked than a fruitcake, but with a sweetly squishy holiday heart at its center.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It doesn’t all land, but largely a salty, sweet jingle ball.

3.0
0
Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

A tradition started by two college students to distract their pal from the death of his parents forms the backbone of this yuletide yuck fest. As comedy filmmaking luck would have it, what transpires is essentially a drug-fueled pub crawl caper, Harold and Kumar-like as it follows its leads in search of a mythical Christmas party and, well, weed.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Rogen’s zonked-to-insanity performance is the lifeblood of The Night Before...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Funny, cynical, and warm in all the right ways, this could finally be the Christmas movie for people who hate Christmas movies.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Hits a sweet spot of inoffensive offensiveness.

3.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

Hardly a Christmas miracle, but it’s good for a laugh or two. And that’s not a bad way to get into the holiday spirit.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Surprisingly, for a movie this ephemeral, the closing sequences... are actually quite touching.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Rowdy fun with a dash of sweetness.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Hammy and crude and more baked than a fruitcake, but with a sweetly squishy holiday heart at its center.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It doesn’t all land, but largely a salty, sweet jingle ball.

3.0
0

Seth Rogen and Michael Shannon give their funniest performances to date.

Out of all of Rogen's films, I believe that this is by far his funniest film. Yes, its over the top, cheesy and extremely offensive, with enough random drug use to sedate a bear, but its the visual gags and reactions mixed with Shannon's smart humor that make this a night to remember. The plot plods along at a farcical rate, making fun of christmas tropes...

4.0
0

Three great actors with a capable supporting cast to boot. I just think the audience deserved better than this, especially coming from the highly respected actors and cast. I agree, there are some funny moments especially with the facial expressions and verbal responses. Even Mr Green I found to be darkly and saintly hilarious at the same time. Too...

3.0
0

Not very good

One funny scene and the rest was just silly

1.0
0

Good, but not funny enough

Saw this at a preview screening. It has 3-4 absolutely hilarious sequences (largely with Seth Rogen), and the rest is a bit ho-hum. Bit too drama, not enough jokes.

3.0
0