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The Night Before (2015)

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On Christmas eve, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

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Ethan
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Isaac
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Chris
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Betsy
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Cindy (as Helene Yorke)
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Mr. Green
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Rebecca Grinch
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Tommy Owens
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Nana
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Joshua
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James Franco
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Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they're entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball - the Holy Grail of Christmas parties. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Three wise men. One wild Christmas. See more »

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Comedy

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Rated R for drug use and language throughout, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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20 November 2015 (USA)  »

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The Night Before  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,880,536 (USA) (20 November 2015)

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$43,035,725 (USA) (8 January 2016)
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The film was originally to be released on December 11, 2015, but Sony later moved the release date over to November 25, 2015. And after that, they moved it to November 20, 2015. See more »

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When Ethan has dinner at Chris' mother's house, he dials a number on his iPhone, but he actually types it in the calculator app. See more »

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Isaac: [when he gets a World's Smallest Cock mug] You knew!
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References Big (1988) See more »

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Dancin' All Night
Written by Nate James and David Gaston Green
Performed by Nate James
By arrangement with PEN Music Group, Inc.
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30 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was reluctant to see the film. I heard it was vulgar and tasteless. I saw bad santa in the day, and although it was filthy and offensive, I laughed a lot. the night before is neither vulgar or tasteless. it's just nothing. no one in the theater laughed, no one walked out. I actually couldn't give it a number. seth rogen is, well, seth rogan. no acting stretch of any kind. Joseph gorden levitt, who reminds me a great deal of a young johnny depp (pre-stardom), is totally wasted, no pun, here. I was hoping for laughs and instead was wondering what the film maker had in mind. I couldn't tell. I know movies are subjective and we all don't see the same movie. reviews are mixed. I wanted to laugh. no luck there.


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