Scarlett Johansson plays Jess, a beautiful bride-to-be getting ready for a night out with her girlfriends. It’s full of all the things that are sadly standard for hens nights and bucks parties: shots, shaming, drugs and of course, strippers. But when the girls manage to kill theirs, well Rough Night turns into The Hangover meets Weekend At Bernie’s.
RATED: Rough Night is rated MA15+ for strong crude sexual humour, coarse language and drug references.
AUDIENCE: Aimed at 20-somethings and people who still believe that the best thing about marriage is the party you have before you walk down the aisle
WHAT’S GOOD: There’s a strong theme of friendship throughout Rough Night, but even this seems to overwhelm the primary relationship of marriage. Jess’ fiance Peter is somewhat watery by comparison.
WHAT’S NOT: Jess and her posse of best friends enter into all sorts of dubious (apparently hilarious) behaviour to try and cover up their crime – but the stupidity wears after a while and there just isn’t enough laughter to keep the bounds of reality at bay. The humour in Rough Night is also just crude and more aimed to shocking than amusing the audience.
SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING: Rough Night’s concept of marriage is sooooo non-judgemental that Peter has no problem with Jess going away to Miami for a weekend of debauchery with her friends … doesn’t offer a critical sentence, let alone any judgement of her behaviour. God’s idea of marriage is one where each partner lifts each other up towards the ultimate goal of being more like Jesus and loves enough to say the hard words … and it’s completely missing in Rough Night.
RELEASE DATE: Rough Night is Now showing.