Vegas Movies: Best Night Ever

Best Night Ever Movie Poster
Best Night Ever

I never heard of “Best Night Ever” but Netflix told me that I should watch it, so I did. I was having a lazy Sunday and looking for something light n fluffy to pass the time and “Best Night Ever” fit the bill. I don’t make it through many Netflix recommendations so it was a surprise that I made it through “Best Night Ever”. Here’s the synopsis of the movie from IMDB:

Claire is about to get married and she goes to Las Vegas with her sister and two friends for her bachelorette party. Things quickly spiral out of control.

Okay, how bad can watching a movie about a bachelorette party in Vegas be? If there was a lot of “woo girl” this could have become painful. Thankfully there wasn’t.

There’s all kinds of Vegas eye candy with scenery from the Vegas Strip to Downtown Vegas. It’s too bad it looks like half of the movie was filmed on a lot at a generic movie studio. The bachelorette party ends up in a fun or awkward situation every 10 minutes or so which keeps things moving.

At times it feels like “Best Night Ever” is a dark comedy while other times it feels like it’s probably just a bad movie. When all is said and done the female “Hangover” is good enough to watch when you don’t feel like sitting through another 2 hour Netflix snoozefest. If nothing else there’s Vegas…VEGAS!

You can buy or rent on Amazon or watch on Netflix. See the SFW trailer below (See the much better NSFW trailer here):

The Hangover III Coming Memorial Day Weekend

The Hangover was an awesome movie. It’s still one of the highest rated R-Rated movies of all time. Like some of the best comedies it was so funny because it wasn’t expected. The Hangover 2 was almost exactly the same script as the original and it wasn’t in Las Vegas. It wasn’t surprising to anyone and, even though it made a lot of money, it was a huge disappointment. Now it’s time for the final installment of The Hangover series.

I liked The Hangover 2 but that’s probably because there was a monkey in the movie. The Hangover III is made up of a similar cast so there shouldn’t be too many surprises besides a giraffe being decapitated and an awkward lollipop scene you see above.

I’m curious to see how much of the Las Vegas we know and love is actually in the movie. The trailer doesn’t show much but there was definitely more shot. Vegas Chatter kept up with the filming of the movie while it was in Las Vegas and it seems like there was a lot more than in the trailer.

I won’t be in the theater on Memorial Day because I don’t like crowds but I’ll see it shortly thereafter. Hey, while looking for the poster I learned that it’s a spoof on Harry Potter! Who knew?!

Hangover 2: More of the Same

When I saw the first trailer for Hangover 2, there was a monkey and I was cool with it.  Now that I’ve seen the new trailer (below) I can’t help but think this looks EXACTLY like the first movie and I’m still cool with it – there’s a monkey. The Hangover was, in part, great because it was surprisingly funny and there was no way a sequel could be received similarly.  I’m sure it will be a fine movie, but it won’t be the same and I’m fine with that.



No Las Vegas For “The Hangover 2”

This isn’t really new news as it’s been making the rounds online for a while, but producer Todd Phillips producer for “The Hangover 2” publicly stated that the sequel will not take place in Las Vegas again.

The sequel, scheduled to start shooting later this month, will take the bruised and battered pals to climes near and far – and in both cases, no doubt, seriously hazardous. “It takes place in Bangkok and LA,” Phillips told Empire. “There’s gonna be some fucked-up surprises.”

I love “The Hangover.”  Partially because it was set in Las Vegas, but mostly because it’s a funny movie.  Zach Galifianakis was the highlight for me. “The Hangover 2” won’t be bad because it’s not in Vegas.  It will be bad because most sequels are.

With Las Vegas being shunned for Bangkok I’m curious if any local writers decide to take offense to this movie not being film in Las Vegas.