THE COMMERCIAL FILM OF THE WEEK
ROUGH NIGHT (2017) by Lucia Aniello
“One more crazy binge”
We live times of change, and the cinema as a true reflection of the current society, this proves it.
Feminine empowerment, the rise of feminism, the reconversion of “women’s” and “for women” films evolve alongside us.
We continue to want to be loved and valued, taken into account and respected. But we also want to party and get rid of without remorse and without further judgments, the solution? The normalization of this fact.
The series “Sex and the city” (1998-2004) was the true germ of change, it was a revolution in the way modern women’s behavior was seen and since then there are already a number of titles that have been blockbuster hits like: “Bad Moms” (2016) or “How to Be Single” (2016) or “Bridesmaids” (2011), which are clear examples of this.
For “Rough night” (marching a good punch to the one in charge of translating the title to Spanish) is another granite of sand that little by little is forming the great mountain of the new feminine cinema.
The plot of this film is quite simple: Jess, the protagonist, played by a terrific Scarlett Johansson that she has gotten himself a beating in the gym that neither the Spartans of “300” in his day; is a young politician who presents herself to governor (with a characterization that is a clear wink to Hillary Clinton) that is going to marry with the smooth, normal and fairly effeminate one of her fiance, that supports to her until death in her carrer and that would do anything for her, anything, believe me.
Her friends at the university are organizing a bachelorette party in Florida, and of course they are a group of the most varied: we have the wealthy posh girl, Bair, of diffuse sexual orientation but quite cool (Zoë Kravitz), the hippie activist Frankie (Ilana Glazer), the wild and eccentric Australian, to give the touch of cultural diversity, Pippa (Kate Mckinnon) and the real protagonist of the movie, the wild crazy chubby girl self-proclaimed best friend of the bride, Alice (Jillian Bell). It’s this latter one that the full weight of the comedy falls on her, despite being a choral film, and all have their moments and their gags, she is still the most entertaining and with whom you laugh without stopping.
Of course, at first everything is fun and wildness, but by accident Alice kills a stripper and there is when the messes untie one after another, getting bigger.
What? Do you remember a certain saga of films about a group of boys in a bachelor party, every time in a different place but with the same argument? Well yes, the director Lucía Aniello has not been warmed much the head.
I want to emphasize the appearance of two luxury secondary ones like Demi Moore, gorgeous and beautiful, and Ty Burrell (“Modern family”), a liberal couple and quite sticky that give great funny moments to the film, in my opinion the best ones.
The film is a comedy very entertaining and current, address issues until recently taboos like the women can take drugs, masturbate rather more than is believed and can focus on sex as a mere hobby. Also, it has really good moments and crazy situations where you laugh or at least, you smile a lot. It’s a movie to see with friends and then go to dinner and have a drink while each one decides to what character it seems more.
However, if you fancy and the street is very hot to be, with “Rough night” the good time is assured.
Traducido por: Eduardo Llorente.
Our rating: (3/5)