Pause for kids 16 & under
Sexy, funny adult rom-com gives insight on love, friends.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that About Last Night is a hilarious remake of the 1986 classic, based on a David Mamet play, that trades in mature sexual themes: one-night stands, relationship woes, breakups, infidelity, friends with benefits, and more. Men and women freely discuss sex acts with friends; one character makes sexist jokes. Expect lots of swearing (from the fairly tame "moron" to various permutations of the F-word) and hard-core drinking and one scene with people getting stoned, plus sex scenes that don't show breasts, backsides, or genitals, but definitely imply specific acts.
- Families can talk about the film's take on hooking up, relationships, and breakups? Does it add anything new to the conversation?
- How does the movie portray friendship? What makes them great friendships (or not)? Do they trade on stereotypes of men and women?
The good stuff
Messages: Friendships will see you through breakups. A good relationship requires clear and honest communication, plus heaps of patience.
Role models: Danny is a good guy, through and through, even if he sometimes has trouble expressing his feelings. Debbie, played by Joy Bryant, is also a decent person with an open heart, and their friends are loyal. They don't always handle relationship situations well, but they don't purposefully hurt others. One character's humor is sexist at times, in one instance calling women who rebuff his advances "lesbians."
What to watch for
Violence: Some yelling and storming out of rooms. A woman slaps a man, out of anger, and later out of playfulness.
Sex: Lots of graphic sex jokes, with mentions of sex acts including various types of oral sex. One character constantly talks about how much sex he's having, and how, using colorful descriptions. Lots of passionate kissing in bed with mostly naked bodies, though breasts and backsides are artfully concealed by bedding. Occasional side-views, but no frontal nudity. Some scenes imply sex acts, though they're played for laughs.
Language: Constant swearing, though much is used in humorous situations: "moron," "s--t," "ass," "d--k," "p---y," "bitch" and multiple variations of "f--k."
Consumerism: Many labels flashed and name-dropped, including Sprint, U-Haul, Sony Vaio, the Container Store, Guiness beer, Starbucks, Nokia, Facebook, Krispy Kreme, Popchips, Ziplock and more.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Lots of scenes showing adults getting inebriated while out with friends, and sometimes it leads to confrontations and loud public arguments. Two friends share a joint at a party.
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About Last Night by jbodre
About Last Night was a really good romantic comedy. This movie had a lot of drama and solid comedy from start to finish. The plot was entertaining and all the main actors had good performances specially Kevin Hart. Also the director did a nice job directing and I recommend this movie if you want to laugh.
Relationships funny??...sometimes by FLASH1465
I rate this a B. The performances were good. Kevin Hart is funny(expected) and the dysfunctional relationship between him and Regina Hall is laugh out loud funny. However the crux of the movie centers on the relationship between Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant and it will get you thinking and talking about your relationship if you are in one (the stages you have been in and will go through). How you got to the point you are at and what comes next. Basically the movie says being in love takes work...It can make you crazy....it can suck sometimes ...and it can be extremely wonderful. I say go and enjoy.
Kevin Hart funny as usual by roodaddy99
Kevin Hart really made this movie. He was a lot funnier in this one than in Ride Along. Definitely a good movie to see on Valentine's Day. You should definitely go see it if you haven't already.
Wonderful movie! by holyghost101
It is funny & real! I know couples like this....it is so crazy. My boyfriend and I laughed through the whole movie. Great acting!!! Go see it for yourself!!
Absolutely HILARIOUS by nabragg
This movie does an awesome job depicting the realities of relationships while showcasing antics that make you throw your head back in laughter! I am a Kevin Hart fan, but this is the best I've seen him in a movie! All the actors are great. I want to see it again!
The Perfect Couples Movie by chozn4service
This movie bar far is one of the funniest movies that a couple could go see! In fact, it would make for an excellent movie for an all girls or guys or coed group to go see and then go to a local pub or eatery to discuss.
Full of laughs from start to finish and Kevin Hart is simply a fool! His acting abilities which seem to always mesh with his comedic skills always adds a 'wild side' to anything he's in. Regina Hall always brings a great character to any film she's in and the two other co-stars bring yet a serious side to the madness of managing a serious relationship that of Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant as opposed to a relationship of love/hate with dynamic sex drive drizzled with chaos with Kevin Hart and Regina Hall.
This is the ultimate 'Chick Flick' and not recommended for children under the age of 16. Just saying cause I saw kids in the age range of 7 to10 in my showing.
This will be one movie I'll have on DVD in my library.
Hilarious!! by MelKE
This is a must see if you don't mind the crude humor! It is incredibly hilarious!! This is not a movie for kids! It does have lots of swear words, but if you can look past that then you will find this movie so funny throughout the film. All the funny parts are not only in the previews! Love it!!
Ehh by Jcenestant
It was a typical romantic comedy. The plot was a little thin and the conflict wasn't really a conflict at all. The highlight of the movie however is Michael Ealy shirtless about 30% of the movie
about last night by dingross
This is a must see movie Kenvin Hart is so funny and talented!!!! Everybody knocked it out the ball park, these women played their parts to to the T! And the pretty boy! oh my God good looks, and GREAT ACTING! We want more! Kevin! Vivian, Monroe, LA.
About Last Night by thornem
Movie was not good, too much sex & cursing. poor portrayal of women once again in a black movie. All women are not sex crazy & sleep with men they just meet so why portray this image to the public. This is what men want women to be like. Not good !!!