"Sloppy, Raunchy, and Derivative"
What You Need To Know:
Capturing the whole movie on fake “found footage” is a fairly fresh idea for a comedy, but it’s become a tired device because of its overuse in horror movies. It helps make BEST NIGHT EVER a mostly tedious affair. The actresses involved have funny facial expressions that occasionally elicit a chuckle, but they deserve far better material. It’s not even worth recounting all the plot details. Suffice it to say that BEST NIGHT EVER is likely to be one of the worst movies ever endured by anyone stuck watching it. This sloppy, filthy, abhorrent movie is a must-avoid for everyone, not just media-wise moviegoers.
(PaPaPa, HoHo, LLL, VV, SSS, NNN, AAA, DDD, MMM) Very strong pagan worldview, plus some homosexual references; at least 32 obscenities and profanities, plus gross stuff like vomiting, bugs, and scatological fluids; strong comic violence (mostly crude) such as Jell-O wrestling, naked black woman attacks people, armed robbery, woman almost hit in face by male organ; extreme sexual content includes black male stripper with a black bar disguising his genitals as he appears to rub them in a woman’s face and then spin them around in the air, man crudely yells at woman to show her breasts, but she yells back to take down his pants, and he does, hooker seen in far distant background performing vigorous sex acts in public, woman sees semen stains in hotel room under a blacklight, bestiality reference, and woman wears a hat with three glowing penises hanging off its brim, and one bursts into flames; full male nudity, full and upper female nudity, including woman uses breast pump openly to pump milk out of her breasts in front of her friends and the public; extreme alcohol content and drunkenness; use of pills and women smoke an enormous glass pipe filled with marijuana; and, very strong miscellaneous immorality such as lying, stealing, deception, drunk driving, armed robbery, and causing general mayhem.
BEST NIGHT EVER is a gross ripoff of BRIDESMAIDS using fake “found footage” to depict a wild bachelorette party weekend in Las Vegas. BEST NIGHT EVER is poorly made and clichéd, despite its energetic cast, and has an excessively pagan worldview with much lewd, raunchy content.
The story follows four dumb, and utterly pathetic and uninteresting, women in their 20s on a wild drunken bachelorette-party spree in Las Vegas. They pass a video camera among themselves. Capturing the whole movie on realistic fake found footage is a fairly fresh idea for a comedy, but it’s become a tired device because of its overuse in the horror genre. It helps make BEST NIGHT EVER a mostly tedious affair because this filming technique appears to be much too easy to do, showing that the filmmakers didn’t make much effort.
As the women careen through one bawdy and outrageous situation after another, BEST NIGHT EVER just becomes more messy and derivative as it goes. The actresses involved have funny facial expressions that occasionally elicit a chuckle, but they deserve far better material. It’s not even worth recounting all the plot details, as the movie exists as an excuse to have unknown actors getting into trouble in ever more perverse and disorienting fashion (see the CONTENT section above for more information).
Directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer teamed up here with the low budget producers of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY movies to try to reach out to a broader audience. They made a microbudget movie. Sadly for everyone involved, BEST NIGHT EVER is likely to be one of the worst movies ever endured by anyone stuck watching it. This sloppy, filthy trash is a must-avoid for everyone.