Film trailer of the week: The Night Before

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Twas the night before Christmas... and “three homies” are having the biggest blowout of the lives. What’s the worst that could happen?


Seth Rogen in The Night Before

Seth Rogen in The Night Before

The Night Before is a festive comedy from the people behind This Is The End and The Interview. Directed by Jonathan Levine, who worked on 50/50 and Warm Bodies, The Night Before is a world away from the typically wholesome cinematic fare you get around Christmas. Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who also starred in 50/50 together, and Anthony Mackie (Captain America) lead the cast.


Childhood friends Ethan, Isaac and Chris have a decade long tradition of a Christmas Eve reunion that, as you’d expect of a Rogen film, is heavy on debauchery. As the three find themselves on the brink of adulthood, they decide to end the tradition on a high – literally – and make the night as memorable as possible. Ethan gets his hands on the holy grail of party tickets and the gang embark on a drug-fuelled journey to the Nutcracka Ball (not a typo).


If you’re a fan of Seth Rogen films, The Night Before will seem pretty familiar. It may not be particularly challenging, but it certainly looks better than your average Christmas film.

• The Night Before is set for nationwide release on December 11