Because I was somehow unaware that Hunger Games was already out, we got tickets to see The Night Before. I totally did want to see this because I am sort of deeply in love with Seth Rogen and despite how disappointed I was in This Is The End, I still want to watch all his movies. The gist of this one is that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was orphaned right before Christmas and his two buddies took him out to help alleviate his grief and be his new family. Mind you, they're a family that dabble in drugs and shenanigans, but a family nonetheless. It's about a decade later and one buddy is an NFL star and the other is about to become a dad so they're putting the kibosh on the tradition. It's one last hoorah of epic partying and even more rabble rousing mixed in with the theme of A Christmas Carol.
We saw this on opening night in a theater packed with a really enthusiastic crowd so I really think the energy helped. I have to admit, I have dabbled in some naughty behavior in my day so I could relate to the absolute silliness these guys went through. Husband and I laughed a lot. Despite the totally improbable night they were experiencing and the immature hilarity, things actually got pretty touching more than once. Plus Mindy Kaling showed up and I love her so much. There were a couple other really fun cameos and of course it's set in the amazing New York City at Christmas so I walked away with no complaints.