Movie: Game Night
Direction: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Cast: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C Hall, Kyle Chandler
Music: Cliff Martinez
Cinematographer: Barry Peterson
Editor: Jamie Gross, Gregory Plotkin, David Egan
Genre: Comedy, Crime
What is it about: It’s a dark comedy where a regular Game Night among friends turns in to series of unexpected events. What happens during this course forms the crux of the story directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: In spite of the clichéd format, the director duo puts in that X factor which makes this film stand out in the crowd. It was written effortlessly, and executed in a very sharp manner. The film had a great sense of humour which was slapstick and witty at the same time. And the characters etched out in the film were precisely cast. These factors packed in great entertainment which you will have fun watching.
Jason Bateman as Max played out his character like it was nothing for him, as he’s the master of chain of chaotic events. He did a commendable job.
Rachel McAdams as Annie, she’s a perfect example of beauty and brains. She steals your heart with that smelting smile. And the humour she packed in was amazing.
Kyle Chandler as Brooks, he did a great job. Billy Magnussen as Ryan, did an incredible job, because his character was derived well and it had a convincing performance. Lamorne Morris as Kevin and Kylie Bunbury as Michelle were a great couple on screen and their comical chemistry was great. Jesse Plemons as Gary was a peculiar character and it was played out to finest.
The cinematography by Barry Peterson was racy and it was crisply edited by Jamie, Gregory and David. The score by Cliff Martinez was pulsating and set a great mood to the film.
Verdict: John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein did a neat job in presenting a dark comedy which does justice and unfolds meticulously with surprises at every node. Definitely worth a watch, you’ll laugh hard.