About Last Night (15)

Film

Romance

Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5
 

Time Out says

Posted: Tue Mar 18

Surely only ’80s movie lovers were clamouring for a remake of the Rob Lowe, Demi Moore and Jim Belushi not-quite-classic from 1986. That itself was a watered-down adaptation of David Mamet’s tough 1974 play ‘Sexual Perversity in Chicago’. Yet this new version – set in LA – never quite feels like a cynical cash grab, thanks to terrific performances.

The men are motormouth Bernie (Kevin Hart) and his dapper pal Danny (Michael Ealy); the ladies are sassy Joan (Regina Hall) and her introverted roommate Debbie (Joy Bryant). The film tracks them through a year of romantic travails. These range from the relatively serious (staying true to your significant other while being pursued by your ex) to the sublimely ridiculous (how to keep your love life interesting: chicken-costume sex!). Though the dialogue has a pinprick-precise rhythm that shames your average romance, director Steve Pink (‘Hot Tub Time Machine’) films everything with a quick-cut freneticism. Imagine ‘His Girl Friday’ crossed with ‘Armageddon’ and you’ll get a sense of what prevents an enjoyable light entertainment from achieving romcom nirvana.

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Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Mar 21, 2014

Duration:

100 mins

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Odeon Surrey Quays

Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, London, SE16 7LL Show map/details

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    Odeon Surrey Quays Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road
    London
    SE16 7LL

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    0871 224 4007

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    www.odeon.uk

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    Tube: Surrey Quays

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    1. Odeon Surrey Quays
      • Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road
        London
        SE16 7LL
      • 0871 224 4007
      • www.odeon.uk
      • 51.495398, -0.046969
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    • 23:45

Vue Westfield Stratford City

2 Stratford Place, Stratford, London, E20 1EJ Show map/details

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    Vue Westfield Stratford City 2 Stratford Place
    Stratford
    London
    E20 1EJ

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    www.myvue.com

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    Tube: Stratford

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    1. Vue Westfield Stratford City
      • 2 Stratford Place
        Stratford
        London
        E20 1EJ
      • www.myvue.com
      • 51.544282, -0.006328
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    • 10:00
    • 12:30
    • 20:10

Greenwich Odeon

Bugsby's Way , Greenwich, SE10 OQJ Show map/details

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    Greenwich Odeon Bugsby's Way
    Greenwich
    SE10 OQJ

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    www.odeon.co.uk

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    Tube: North Greenwich; Rail: WEstcombe Park

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    1. Greenwich Odeon
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    • 18:00
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    • 18:00
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    • 18:00
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    • 21:00
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    • 18:00
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    • 18:00

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