Game Night movie review

Mat Huf, Reporter

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Game Night features a married couple, played by Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, who entertain their friends with a weekly night of traditional board games. The game night serves as a distraction to the couple’s ongoing issue and struggle over deciding to have a baby. Jason Bateman’s character Max is plagued by his brother Brooks, for many reasons. During their latest game night, his brother stops by and shows Max up by showing off in a Corvette, and then he continues by sharing embarrassing childhood stories of Max during charades. Instead of the traditional game night the couple had planned, Brooks says he’s initiated an interactive role-playing mystery game, promising the winner his Corvette. This idea, of course is instead of their traditional game night the couple had planned. This game night turns out to be like no other.
The comedy portion of the movie was spot on. As with most comedies if you have good jokes and funny sequences, it’s bound to leave the moviegoer laughing and enjoying the movie. The action was very good; there wasn’t too much or too little. One scene features a mix of action and comedy between Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams where a gun is accidentally fired off. I’ll leave it at that for no spoilers, but it was an efficient combination, especially the events following that scene. It was easily one of my favorite parts of the film. A great selection of actors was cast in the various roles. It is a decent movie, far from spectacular but good nonetheless.
3.5/5 Rating