Game Night is a 2018 American black comedy crime thriller film directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and produced by John Davis, John Fox, Jason Bateman and James Garavente. The screenplay was written by Mark Perez.
Rated: R (movie contains language, sexual references and some violence)
Run Time: 1h 40min
Release Date: February 23, 2018 (USA)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Director: John Francis Davis and Jonathan Goldstein
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Game Night stars Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, John Francis Daley, Kylie Bunbury, Lamorne Morris, Sharon Horgan, Michael C. Hall, Jeffrey Wright, Danny Huston and Chelsea Peretti.
Game Night is the story of Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) who are married and participate in a weekly game night with their friends. Game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) volunteers to host a murder mystery party complete with actors, hired goons and federal agents. Shortly after game night begins Agent Henderson (Jeffrey Wright) arrives at Brooks with FBI dossiers that will serve as clues that will lead them to go on a hunt for kidnappers, and the winner gets Brooks’s Corvette Stingray, which happens to be Max’s dream car.
However, two real kidnappers break in, knock out Agent Henderson and start attacking Brooks. Brooks fights the two men all around the house and is violently kidnapped in front of everyone and they all think it is part of the game. Everyone looks through Agent Henderson’s dossiers to read the clues to track down Brooks. After which, the group splits into pairs and tries to solve the mystery in their own way.
Max and Annie figure out their clue and using Brooks phone GPS, track his location down to a seedy bar downtown. Meanwhile, Sarah (Sharon Horgan) contacts the game hosts and she and Ryan (Billy Magnussen) go to their offices to try and bribe them into giving them additional clues to Brooks’s whereabouts so they can win the car. Michelle (Kylie Bunbury) and Kevin (Lamorne Morris) search for additional clues in Brooks’s house before going out to conduct their search for Brooks.
Shortly thereafter, Max and Annie find Brooks and discover the kidnapping was all real and that Brooks is involved in selling illegal items in the black market and was kidnapped to recover a stolen Faberge egg sought out by the Bulgarian (Michael C. Hall). Eventually the other learn what they’ve become involved in, they try to figure out the identity of the Bulgarian so they can rescue Brooks from his captors.
“It’s often we don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone.” – Gary
“Max is very competitive, as am I. It’s one of the reasons I fell in love with him.” – Annie
“Very nice house, Tony Stark. Should we give our drink orders to Jarvis?” – Max
“No, I got the Tony Stark part, but then you went full nerd on me.” – Brooks
“We can’t go to the cops!” – Brooks
“Why?” – Annie
“The Bulgarian’s got a ton of moles.” – Brooks
“On his face?” – Annie
“No, in the police department.” – Brooks
Official Movie Trailer
Rachel McAdams as Annie
Jason Bateman as Max
Jesse Plemons as Gary
Kyle Chandler as Brooks
Billy Magnussen as Ryan
John Francis Daley as Carter
Kylie Bunbury as Michelle
Lamorne Morris as Kevin
Sharon Horgan as Sarah
Michael C. Hall as The Bulgarian
Danny Huston as Donald
Chelsea Peretti as Glenda
Jeffrey Wright as Agent Henderson