The Night Before Poster

Release Date: November 20th, 2015

R|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
For the last 10 years, lifelong buddies Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have gathered on Christmas Eve to celebrate the holidays with a bang. As Isaac prepares to become a first-time father, the friends realize that their annual tradition is coming to a sad end. To make it as memorable as possible, they plan a night of debauchery and hilarity by searching for the Nutcracka Ball, the Holy Grail of Christmas parties in New York.

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Jillian Bell, Lizzy Caplan, Heléne Yorke, Michael Shannon, Mindy Kaling

Director: Jonathan Levine

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Point Grey

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Cool, Bar, Charming, Friendship, New York City, 2010s, Cheeky, Friend, Quest

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  • It offers more than enough laughs to justify taking time out from TV marathons of A Christmas Story, and maybe enough, at least for younger audiences, to become a pinch-hitter each year when established classics like Elf grow too familiar. show more

  • A so-so stoner film where the premise is almost always better than the execution. show more

  • It’s as if the makers of The Night Before have it in them to make a touching and funny movie but instead throw that chance away by not taking what they’re doing seriously enough. show more

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