Synopsis: “Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.”
From both directors of Vacation, Game Night looks like exactly the same kind of movie. Jason Bateman is Bateman-ing his ass off and Kyle Chandler gets to try his hand at comedy. This can go either way – it might end up being another The House (a film that was shredded by critics but found a slight resurgence after Chance the Rapper tweeted about it) or it could end up being a Baywatch…, so you know – mileage may vary here.
Bateman movies are always a toss-up. Sometimes you get Bad Words (amazingly funny film) and sometimes you get Office Christmas Party (haven’t seen it). Hopefully we get something with a little more bite to it than the trailer lets on.
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