Friday, February 14, 2014
Movie review: About Last Night is shallow, but funny
Consider it a one night stand you will forget all about in the morning.
A modern re-imagining of the classic film About Last Night tells the story of two unlikely couples who journey from casual sex into the real world as couples. Danny and Bernie are single guys living their lives on the wild side. When Danny meets Debbie via Bernie’s new fling Joan, things start the change. Danny and Debbie take their passionate one night into a full-blown relationship. Their ups and downs, trials and tribulations reflect the various stages of relationships, be they casual or serious. The question is: Will their love survive it all?
The movie stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant, Christopher McDonald, Adam Rodriguez, Joe Lo Trugilo, Paula Patton, Terrell Owens, Catherine Shu, David Greenman and Bryan Callen.
About Last Night is an easy-going film that is built for the audience to just sit back, have a drink and a good time. There's nothing new and magical here, but still some entertainment to make it worth your while.
7/10 stars – It’s funny at times -- but we have seen it all before.
I haven’t seen the original About Last Night from 1986, but I will definitely go watch it now. (With that in mind my review will be based solely on the film as-is.) This rendition was, overall, funny and entertaining. I wasn’t enthralled with it because it was predictable and lacked true movie magic. However, it was definitely funny and so therefore enjoyable. My favorite story line was Joan and Bernie. Hart and Hall were hilarious together. Their comedic timing was perfect! Without the two of them the film would have been lacking.
Out of everything out Valentine’s Day weekend, this will likely be the winner for couples to see on their romantic night out. Both men and women can enjoy it, which is a big plus.
It's shallow, and that's OK: Consider it a one night stand you will forget all about in the morning.
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