Let me be honest, I LOVE stupid comedies, sometimes they're too dumb for my own taste (Sandler, Seltzerberg, etc.) but on the whole I think stupid comedies provide some nice relief from the standard drama and phoned in emotional B.S. many other films throughout the year deliver. The Night Before is the latest in Rogen's recent run of comedies that largely focus on him (and/or the other leads) growing up. Sure Rogen's films have focused on the concept since his early rise (Superbad, Knocked Up) but his recent movies have made the point about it much stronger and more central to the characters growth, possibly because he's now in his 30's, a point where the real changes between being young and being an adult began to take place. I'm honestly not sure how I feel on this one, it's funny, but not as funny as the trailers for the films mentioned on the "from the guys who brought you" (almost for The Interview) part of the trailer. I'm not sure if the plot is too simple (three friends decide to make their last possible Christmas together memorable) or if the trailer is not representing it well, but the most I come out remembering is the song featured midway as a joke, as well as a subplot involving a drugged Rogen fearing fatherhood and Jesus Christ. I hope this movie is funny as I do love a lot of Seth's work, plus it isn't annoying as far as trailers go, but I'll find out this Christmas season.
Written By Octaviano Macias