Max (Jason Bateman - Horrible Bosses, Ozark) and his wife Annie (Rachel McAdams - Mean Girls, Spotlight) are competitive, and I mean mega competitive. When Max's brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler - Bloodline, Argo) Max changes. Feeling intimidated by his older sibling he finds himself being judged by his group of friends and is even forced to move his beloved Game Night to Brooks' house. Brooks however has a different type of game in mind. He has arranged for a fake kidnapping to take place, the group will have no idea what is real and what is not and as he finishes explaining the rules....he is actually kidnapped, but this is not part of the game. The problem is Max and his friends actually think they are still playing a game and the group find themselves in dangerous and hilarious situations as the try to track down Brooks.
Game Night is full of twists....turns....blood soaked dogs.....and it is bloody hilarious. I am a bit hit and miss on my thoughts of Jason Bateman, one one hand I find him entertaining and pretty funny but then he goes and makes crap like Ozark and Identity thief, however Game Night is a return to form. Rachel McAdams goes back to her comedy roots too with some laugh out loud moments. One of the funnier moments of hers is the scene at the dive bar when she is swinging a gun around with three big criminal men laying face down on the floor, dancing about, mocking them as she thinks it is all still part of Brooks' game, not realizing the gun is actually loaded!
The supporting cast are also great in this. I was so happy to see Lamorne Morris of New Girl fame in this one along side Sharon Horgan and Chelsea Peretti all three huge comedy favorites of mine and all with their own moments to shine.
Game Night is laugh out loud funny with brilliant acting and over the top craziness. If you are looking for a film to go and see this weekend and you want a whole lot of laughs then check this one out.