It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we recommend some top viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Game Night.
Game Night yanks a bunch of suburbanites out of the comfort zone of pub trivia and couch Charades and into a madcap murder mystery.
Married couple Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) host a weekly game night for a bunch of friends, which is taken up a notch when Max’s wealthy brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges an elaborate mystery evening. Once it begins, the line between what’s real and staged becomes increasingly blurred, with the group dodging bullets and bad guys in a dangerous game that doesn’t play by the rules – or pause for breath.
To say more would spoil the fun, and Game Night is tremendous fun – a playful and propulsive action-comedy that zings with movie trivia, as well as perfect comic timing from the ensemble cast. Game on!
Four reasons why Game Night rocks:
1. It doesn’t rely on gross-out gags and forced humour to generate laughs.
2. Jesse Plemons as Max and Annie’s creepy cop neighbour.
3. That bloody white dog.
4. “Oh no, he died!”
Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.