"Drug-Fueled Bachelorette Party Comes Undone"
What You Need To Know:
ROUGH NIGHT has a skillful, funny finish that picks up the pace, but the movie is only fitfully funny and suspenseful. The plot structure and characters clearly need more work. ROUGH NIGHT is too raunchy and filled with way too much foul language. Even worse, it not only promotes “recreational” marijuana use but also cocaine use. Only a quirk of fate prevents the women from being arrested. Finally, there’s a politically correct subplot promoting homosexual relationships. All together, the immoral content in ROUGH NIGHT makes the movie ultimately abhorrent.
ROUGH NIGHT is a raunchy, foul-mouthed comedy about a bachelorette party that comes undone by drugs and stupidity. Despite a skillful finish, ROUGH NIGHT is only fitfully amusing and contains frequent obscenities, lewd behavior, a promotion of cocaine use, and immoral homosexual relationships.
ROUGH NIGHT begins with a scene at a college Halloween Party where Jess and her best friend, Alice, win the annual game of beer pong against two frat boys. That’s the first time women have ever won the game. Back at their dorm room, Jess and Alice celebrate their victory with their friends, Blair and Frankie.
Ten years later, Jess is running for state senator and getting married to a handsome but nerdy guy named Peter. Alice has planned a wild bachelorette party for Jess down in Miami Beach with Blair and Frankie. They all go to a bar, where Jess’s Australian friend, Pippa, meets them while towing her luggage. Immediately, Alice is clearly jealous of Pippa.
Of course, everyone drinks a bit too much at the bar. Also, against Jess’s better judgment, Alice and Frankie convince her and the others to snort some cocaine.
They all end back at the house Jess rented from one of her campaign donors, where they’re all bothered by the two older, disgusting “swingers” living next door. However, the night’s not over. Frankie has hired a male stripper from Craig’s List. When a man punches the doorbell, they let him in, even though he acts a little bit strange. An overexcited, intoxicated Alice jumps on the man, and he accidentally hits his head on the marble fireplace and dies a bloody death.
Although they think about calling the police, they delay decision, and things go from bad to worse.
ROUGH NIGHT has a skillful, funny finish that picks up the pace, but the rest of the movie is only fitfully funny and suspenseful. The plot structure and characters clearly need more work.
Also, MOVIEGUIDE® finds ROUGH NIGHT to be too raunchy and filled with way too much foul language. Even worse, it not only promotes “recreational” marijuana use but also cocaine use. Furthermore, when the girls find out from a lawyer they telephone that the police will probably send them to jail because they moved the dead man’s body, they decide to get rid of the body. The ending shows them getting away with this because of a quirk of fate. Finally, one of the movie’s subplots involves Blair and Frankie’s lesbian attraction to one another. The two women used to be lesbian lovers in college, but they broke up, and Blair ended up getting married, having a baby and then divorcing her husband. During their time together at the bachelorette party, Frankie and Blair end up getting back together, and the filmmakers clearly approve of this immoral, politically correct, liberal/leftist plot development.
Taken all together, the immoral content in ROUGH NIGHT makes the movie abhorrent overall. See the above CONTENT section for the messy, sad, obscene, and politically correct details.