Married competitive gamer couple Max and Annie are trying to have a child, but their attempts are unsuccessful due to Max's stress surrounding his feelings of inadequacy when compared to his successful, attractive brother Brooks. During Max and Annie's routine weekend game night with their friends Ryan, and married couple Kevin and Michelle, Brooks shows up Max by arriving in a Corvette Stingray (Max's dream car) and sharing an embarrassing childhood story about Max. Brooks offers to host the next game night at a house he's renting while he's in town. Meanwhile, Max and Annie are trying to keep their game nights secret from their neighbor Gary, an awkward police officer after his divorce from their friend Debbie..
Jason Bateman and Jesse Plemons previously appeared together in the film Paul (2011). See more »
Near the end of the film, when the aircraft has come to a stop, a red runway entry sign is visible in the background bearing the number 41. All runways in the world are numbered based on their compass bearing to the nearest 10 degrees and truncating the last zero, so the highest number a runway would be given is 36. Therefore no airport in the world could have a runway numbered 41. See more »
Who cares about winning? Let's get drunk!
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The Warner Bros, New Line Cinema and Access Entertainment logos are in the form of game pieces. See more »
This was a very enjoyable comedy. Plenty of jokes hit their mark and the audience loved it from the laughter I heard in the session. To be upfront I some advanced session tickets from the Australian distributor, won in a competition. So we all saw it for free, but if I wanted to see a good comedy this one is worth paying to watch.
The humour is good, nothing too highbrow but you won't find any crass humour here, just good fun throughout the film.
The film does have its silly moments and the twists towards the end stretch believability, but you don't really care as you don't watch this film to critique, but just to enjoy the ride for a few hours. The characters are not deep, but you quickly grow to like them all or feel sorry for them as the film flows on.
Enjoyable, good clean fun with the odd bit of blood, that is even used to humourous effect.
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