What You Need To Know - June 29, 2018

Game Night - What You Need To Know
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Game Night - What You Need To Know

A hit with both critics and audiences, with a box office total of almost $120 million from a modest budget of $37 million, Game Night was a resounding success at the cinema.

It arrives on DVD on Monday (July 2nd) and is available to pre-order here. Ahead of its released, here is everything you need to know about it...


Who’s in it?

Rachel McAdams and comedy veteran Jason Bateman lead the way here.

Starring alongside McAdams and Bateman are Into The Woods' Billy Magnussen, Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan, New Girl regular Lamorne Morris, Under The Dome's Kylie Bunbury, Fargo/Friday Night Lights man Jesse Plemons, Dexter mainman Michael C. Hall and Kyle Chandler.


And who’s behind the camera?

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the duo behind the Vacation reboot and the script for 2017's hit Spider-Man: Homecoming, direct. They work from a script from Accepted scribe Mark Perez.


What’s the plot?

The movie begins with Max (Bateman) and Annie (McAdams), both hyper competitive quizzers and gamers, meeting for the first time. We see them fall in love and get married, uniting to take their love of gaming to the next level, organising a weekly game night for them and their friends.

Things get complicated when Max’s older and much richer brother Brooks (Chandler) arrives in town and promises to step things up for the next week’s game night.

When the guests arrive, Brooks says he's initiated an interactive role-playing mystery game, promising the winner his prized car Stingray. After a while, an actor playing an FBI agent informs them of the narrative of the mystery, only for two masked men to break in and assault him and Brooks. The guests, believing it to be part of the game, idly watching. After Brooks is dragged out of the house, the couples begin to solve the mystery using the clues left behind by the actor.

But what is real and what is part of the game? You’ll have to watch on to find out...


Does it deliver?

Absolutely. As well as being a thrilling mystery, the laughs are big and very frequent. This movie is a whole lot of fun. 


Game Night is released on DVD on Monday (July 2nd) and is available to pre-order from hmv’s online store here.

Game Night
Game Night John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

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