Game Night ★★★★½

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“This will be a game night to remember.”

I just want to go out on a limb and say that this movie is one of the funniest comedy flicks I’ve ever seen. The marketing really did not do this films justice at all and I truly believe it’s destined to become a cult classic within the span of a few years. The cast’s chemistry is excellent across the board; their delivery and timing are on point and the way they execute their characters’ motivations and general reaction to the events that unfold is perfect. But the thing that makes this film stand out from other action-comedies is how creative and bold it is. The shot composition and lighting are stylistically very different than your run-of-the-mill comedies, in addition to the plot structure and utilization of twists. It’s almost like the screenwriters hired people to guess what would happen next while writing the script and based their twists off of what the opposite of those expectations would be. Truly brilliant.

I highly recommend that anybody who hasn’t seen this film should check it out ASAP. It was one of the biggest surprises of last year for me and it’s probably worth watching for Jesse Plemons’ performance alone.