Now since I’m just a lowly South African guy who’s used to sweating in the holiday season heat, I’m definitely no expert, but I’m pretty sure that when people talk about having a white Christmas they’re referring to snow and not cocaine. Luckily for our entertainment though, Seth Rogen didn’t get that memo in The Night Before, the upcoming hilarious looking new comedy that sees Rogen having the Christmas party to end all Christmas parties with best bros Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie.
We’ve already had a red-band trailer for the flick, but just to prove that there’s more to the movie than just sweary words, a new Safe-For-Work green-band trailer has been released which still looks quite funny. The trailer might boast that this is from the same screenwriters behind Neighbors, Pineapple Express and other Rogen comedies, but more importantly The Night Before actually sees Rogen and Gordon-Levitt reteaming with their 50/50 director Jonathan Levine, who also co-scripted.
With that flick, Levine managed to make a very funny movie about a very serious subject – it doesn’t get more serious than cancer! – but with The Night Before there’s no need for such subtlety. At least not based on what we can see from the trailers which appear to be nothing but (admittedly funny) Rogen gags. But could there a bit more to this movie? Maybe a bit of Levine’s trademark heart mixed in with that gutbusting comedy? It’s hard to say from the previews, but I’m really hoping so. And either way, even if there aren’t more layers, watching Rogen trying to acquit the entire Jewish population of killing Jesus never stops being funny.
Check out the trailer below.
From Jonathan Levine, the acclaimed director of 50/50, comes the new comedy The Night Before. Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
The Night Before also stars Lizzy Caplan, Jillian Bell, Michael Shannon, and Mindy Kaling. It’s scheduled for release internationally on Christmas day. There are currently no dates set for a local release yet.
Last Updated: September 8, 2015