Rough Night review

Movies The Hangover and Bridesmaids have much to answer for - it seems their success is spawning many look-a-like movies with similar hopes of cashing in. Rough Night is one such movie.

You know that feeling when you watch a trailer and you go, that looks quite funny? Well rest assured, in this case, it really isn't - a tired old re-tread of bachelorette party-goes-bad-gets-rolled-out, with a little Weekend at Bernie's thrown in to try and freshen things up.

Girls gather, girls party, girls accidentally kill the stripper; girls try to stay out of jail. You know the drill.

Scarlett Johansson tries on R-rated comedy for size, clearly the king pin, and she's fine, as are most of the cast, particularly SNL grad Kate McKinnon. But, it's the try-hard material they have to work with that lets them down.

Not even the running Kiwi-Aussie joke is enough to take the edge off.

A couple of all too short and sweet laugh-out-loud moments early on soon gives way to silly, screeching, dullsville - and a damn shame too.

Two stars.

:: Director: Lucia Aniello

:: Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer

:: Running time: 101 minutes

:: Rating: R for sexual content, drug use and language

:: Release date: In cinemas now

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