Twas "The Night Before" Christmas....
First, off, NO KIDS.
And that is a great thing.
Sometimes a parent or any adult needs a day off.
Remember those friends you could be crazy with?
Do anything with, never judge you for the stupid things you could do?
This is like that.
A tradition started because Ethan loses his parents and for ten years, him, Isaac and Chris get together and start a yearly tradition "The Night Before" Christmas.
They go out, they party, they do fun things, dumb things.
But now, it is the last year they can do that.
Isaac is going to be a dad soon.
Chris becomes famous.
Isaac's wife gives him a Christmas present to "live it up" for the last time before becoming a father...drugs. Different kinds, lots. As the night passes on, he takes one by one and the effects lead to some unfortunate, some funny, some interesting events.
"For the last 10 years, lifelong buddies Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have gathered on Christmas Eve to celebrate the holidays with a bang. As Isaac prepares to become a first-time father, the friends realize that their annual tradition is coming to a sad end. To make it as memorable as possible, they plan a night of debauchery and hilarity by searching for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties in New York." (via Google).
Ethan worries that it will be his last time with his buddies- that he lost his parents, now he loses his family of friends that he has partied with The Night Before for the last ten years. He has to make life leaps and decisions for himself to move on with his life.
Chris is absorbed by his fans who walk up and get pictures and autographs while he is out. He has a big limo, fans, money. He is in his 30s-- what does that mean for him for his fame? He meets a girl... who tries to turn his world upside down.
This has the modern Scrooge in it... one that on the outside, looks like a bad influence by helps sees the truth of the present, past and the future. He shows how important friendship is. That those that are forgotten can create the most beautiful things.
And, last but certainly not least, Miley Cyrus is in this, as herself. At the "Nutcracker Ball" which is wildly famous and saught after from many people who wish to attend. They finally go...and come out much different than what they went in.
I reviewed also another movie coming out for this holiday season, which is Love the Coopers (Movie Review) and I actually liked both of them. They are totally different.
Love the Coopers= more serious
The Night Before= more crude and funny.
You will find yourself laughing at things you did not think you would laugh at. I either really needed the laughs or this was funny- or both. I say both. You definitely just go with the flow with this movie to enjoy it more. Also, I think this will be an either "you love it or hate it" kind of movie. Or maybe you will feel the same way at both times.
I liked this movie a lot and a great laugh -- especially for those that are not having the holiday they wish to have. I think both movies are great, Love the Coopers and The Night Before. But they are for two different audiences-- this one not family oriented at all-- and I liked that part of it. You are an adult and sometimes you need that adult humour just to make it through the holidays and this is that kind of a movie.
Go... enjoy... and let me know what you think in the comments or via Twitter by tagging me.
In the meantime, watch the trailers.
Now go out, watch and leave a comment here or on my twitter page and let me know what you thought!