Before I share my opinion on the movie, I want to acknowledge that this is a remake of a 1986 film with the same name, which was itself based on a play by David Mamet called \"Sexual Perversity in Chicago\". I have not seen either the original film or the play, so I will judge this movie on its own merits. My verdict: I enjoyed watching the contrast between the two couples in the movie, who had different approaches to love and sex. Kevin Hart and Regina Hall were hilarious and outrageous as Bernie and Joan, who had a volatile and passionate relationship that was full of sex jokes and arguments. Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant were more subdued and romantic as Danny and Debbie, who had a more conventional and serious relationship that faced some challenges along the way. Both couples had their flaws and strengths, and neither one was idealized or demonized by the movie. The movie ended on a predictable note, but it was still satisfying to see how the characters evolved or stayed the same. Overall, I had a good time watching this version of About Last Night.One of the strengths of the movie is the chemistry between the four main actors, who deliver their witty and raunchy dialogue with natural ease and charisma. Kevin Hart and Regina Hall steal the show with their comedic timing and physical humor, while Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant balance them out with their more grounded and realistic performances. The movie also benefits from a smart and modern screenplay by Leslye Headland, who updates the original play and film with contemporary references and sensibilities, while retaining some of the sexual frankness and honesty that made them stand out.
However, the movie is not without its flaws. Some of the jokes fall flat or feel forced, and some of the scenes drag on too long or repeat themselves. The movie also suffers from a lack of depth and originality in its exploration of the challenges and joys of relationships. The movie relies too much on clichÃs and stereotypes, such as the meddling friends, the commitment issues, the career conflicts, and the inevitable breakups and makeups. The movie does not offer any fresh or surprising insights into what makes love work or fail, and it does not challenge or subvert any expectations or conventions.
In conclusion, About Last Night is a fun and entertaining romantic comedy that showcases the talents of its cast and writer, but it does not transcend its genre or source material. It is a pleasant and enjoyable watch, but it does not leave a lasting impression or provoke much thought. It is a movie that is best enjoyed in the moment, without expecting too much from it. 29c81ba772