I wasn’t expecting “Rough Night” to be very good because the reviews have been mixed to negative. Surprisingly, though, it was good. The film chronicles five women on a bachelorette party, including Scarlett Johansson as the bride-to-be and Kate McKinnon as an oddball chick from New Zealand. While the straight-laced husband-to-be is having a riotously dull bachelor party, the women are determined to party it up with sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll. Unfortunately, one of the women is so high that she knocks a male stripper to the ground, accidentally killing him. From that point on, the women conspire to cover up their accidental crime, while the husband frantically drives toward his wife, clad only in his underwear, to “win her back” because he erroneously thinks she dumped him.
What I liked about this movie is that it is funny, tells a story, and isn’t afraid to take some dark turns. I was worried this would turn out like “Bad Moms,” but it is closer to “The Hangover” meets “Weekend at Bernie’s” and “After Hours.” The actors are all very good and the film only slightly cheats on its premise. I felt that I had seen a wild but well-thought-out comedy. The Demi Moore cameo is fun too. Watch for the parody of the ending of “The Lost Boys”; it’s great! In short, if you’re looking for politically incorrect hilarity, check out “Rough Night,”