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Friday Film: “Game Night”

Do you like games? If you ask me, I love games, but this; This is an entirely different game than the ones we are used to and to be honest, I would not mind if I ever got myself in a situation like this one especially if I happen to have good company with me in all this.

Game Night” is the best comedy/mystery film of 2018 in my opinion and if you have not watched it already, you should. The directors responsible for this beautiful film are two, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein who were also the ones who directed the movie “Vacation”. They both have written the scripts for many comedy films, such as “Horrible Bosses”, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”, but you can clearly see their amazing work as directors in this one. For me, it was the first time I had ever watched a comedy movie with great cinematography, attention to detail, mind-blowing editing and some really stunning one-shot scenes.

When Max (Jason Bateman,  “The Change-Up”, “Horrible Bosses”, “Central Intelligence”) met Annie (Rachel McAdams,  “The Notebook”, “Doctor Strange”, “Southpaw”, “Sherlock Holmes”), it was clear they were made for each other. It was like it was destiny which brought them together. Of course, when I say “destiny” I mean the passion they both shared about games. After getting married, they were planning a game night each week, inviting their friends to their house in order to have some fun altogether. One night, their weekly game night goes to the next level when Max’s brother decides to book a murder mystery party full with actors so they can fully experience a game, which would seem so real they would not be able to distinguish between what is game and what is reality.

Where should I start with this awesome comedy film? The hilarity stems entirely from each person’s unique character and in this particular movie, you have a company of six individuals, each one of them being crazier than the other. Moreover, every single one of them delivers their role in such an amazing way that makes you think as if this is probably the role they are playing in their real lives as well. To top it all off, they clicked from the very first moment and you are feeling like they are in fact such good friends in reality, too, especially the two main characters of Jason’s and Rachel’s who are the mentors of this awesome game night thing you would wish to have in your life.

On the other hand, this movie would not have been so hilarious and unique if it did not have its mystery and crime situation. Throughout the entire film, you are finding yourselves split between what is real and what is not, just as the main characters are. It is blatantly obvious that this is the main reason you are being kept on pins and needles throughout the movie and when this stops, you find yourselves amazed and shaken by the great cinematography or the comedy this film offers you. Nevertheless, it would be completely ignorant of me if I happened not to point out the twists and turns of “Game Night”, which are right where they should be and, of course, you will not see them coming.

If you have not watched this masterpiece already, it is high time you did since it has already been released. After that, you are invited to my house for a “Game Night” like this and I would be thrilled to have you here, if you dare. Do you, though?

I will be back next Friday with another one of my favorite movies that you must watch.

Until then, leave your comments below and let us know what your thoughts on this movie are and if you enjoyed watching it.

 

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