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About Last Night Review

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3.0

Dave White Profile

And this night and the next night. Read full review

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  • 4.0
    62

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    In a rom-com, there's no rom without the com. Hart and Hall give it their all.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    It's not surprising that the remake of the 1986 film About Last Night... is broader, cruder and raunchier than the original. What is surprising it that's also much, much funnier.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Frisky fun made all the more entertaining because of the potent chemistry between its quartet of lead actors.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    A rare remake in that it's sufficiently different in the details to make it of interest to those familiar to the earlier endeavor.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    The four leads are enormously likable and there’s still enough sharp, raunchy, sexy humor for me to recommend this version.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

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Sexy, funny adult romcom 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
  • message true1

    Messages: Friendships will see you through breakups. A good relationship requires clear and honest communication, plus heaps of patience.

  • rolemodels true1

    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 false0

    Violence: Some yelling and storming out of rooms. A woman slaps a man, out of anger, and later out of playfulness.

  • sex false2

    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 false3

    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 false2

    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.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    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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