Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie star in the 2015 holiday movie, The Night Before. The movie may technically be a Christmas movie, but don’t be fooled – this is not one for the kids. If you haven’t done so already, you can call Sky customer services and get help with your parental viewing settings (this movie is rated R). The movie is a comedy, but many want to know, just how funny is it? I’ll do my best to answer that question for you if you read on…
Seth Rogen and comedy go hand in hand, making him an excellent actor for this type of role. In fact, he is the funniest of the three main characters and carries most of the jokes throughout the film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is less known for comedy, but is nonetheless a talented actor, as is Anthony Mackie. The three do work well together on The Night Before, playing off one another and delivering solid performances. As far as the acting goes, viewers are not likely to be disappointed.
I should probably back up a step and tell you how you can watch the movie from home. Currently, it has made it out on DVD and Blu-Ray for rent. If you subscribe to Sky, you can access the film from the rental section. To learn more about rentals or to ask about costs, I recommend that you contact Sky customer service. Their support agents have helped me numerous times over the years with accessing the movies that I wanted to watch, and have even provided me with details about special deals and no-costs freebies (quite helpful for a movie aficionado like myself). Don’t hesitate to give them a call if you need help.
The Night Before takes place in the course of one night – Christmas Eve. The three main characters have been getting together for a wild night of debauchery for many years on Christmas Eve. A life and obligations have begun to get in the way; the three come together for one final night of living it up on the night before Christmas. The misadventures that follow are well, funny. Are they as funny as they could be? Not in my opinion. However, it is easy to see why many movie fans would want to contact Sky and order this comedy.
Reviews for this film are rather mixed. On IMDB, it scored a 6.6 out of 10. This tells me that many viewers felt the same way that I did. There were many missed opportunities for laughs. Even so, I was glad that Sky customer services were able to point me in the direction of this rental. There were enough laughs to make it worth the nearly two-hour run time and the story line was certainly new and different. While The Night Before is not the next Christmas classic that viewers will be watching year after year, it is certainly festive, entertaining, and worth a watch if you are a fan of comedies.