Female-driven hard R comedies are definitely becoming a welcome trend in Hollywood. While the industry has definitely taken a shift to creating somewhat lazy female remakes of existing male-driven properties, some studios have to taken the right approach in giving these actresses films of their owns in which to shine. So far, two solid comedies of that nature come to mind: Bridesmaids, and Bad Moms.
This next film in that similar vein comes in the form of Rough Night, which stars Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, and Ilana Glazer. The premise is a solid one, albeit quite familiar:
“In the film, five friends from college, Jess, Pippa, Alice, Frankie and Blair, reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails when a male stripper turns up dead.”
Take a look at the trailer below:
Rough Night seems to be a clever blend of the movies Very Bad Things -- where a prostitute is accidentally killed during a bachelor party (though we doubt it'll get anywhere near as dark as that one got) -- and The Hangover, which so a group of friends frantically trying to find the groom following a night of partying in Vegas. In short, it’s very much in the tradition of other bachelor/bachelorette party movies of years past.
While that could be a bad thing, I think given the talent involved on the acting side, it’s something I’m very interested in. Scarlett Johansson has proven herself both a solid actress and a bankable actress in Hollywood, and to be frank, we haven't really had much of a chance to see her flex her comedic muscles. Surround her with some funny women like Kate McKinnon and Jillian Bell, and it seems to be a recipe for a potentially interesting film.
What did you think of this new trailer for Rough Night? Let us know in the comments down below!
Rough Night hits theaters on June 16, 2017.
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