Game Night centres around a group of friends, who meet regularly for game nights, then find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery after one decides they’re going to have a different kind of game, but as you’ll see from the start of the trailer, playful intentions lead to mishaps they’d rather forget about.
A film with two directors (John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, responsible for 2015’s Vacation and the forthcoming sequel, Vacation Guide to the Solar System) rarely works, but between this and the teaser, I got a lot of laughs from them both, so I hope they’re not the only laughs in the movie. That said, since the new one runs for almost 3 minutes, I feel like between the two of them, I’ve seen the whole movie. I remember Mark Kermode saying how 10-second trailer clips in Vacation were strung out to seven minutes with no extra comedy, so that doesn’t bode well.
Writer: Mark Perez
Stars: Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Kylie Bunbury, Sharon Horgan, Camille Chen
Game Night has seen its UK release date brought forward to match that of the US – March 2nd.
Check out the new trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size iamge:
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