A Night at the Roxbury (1998)



Critic Consensus: Has the same problems as the worst SNL movies: one-note characters and plots unreasonably stretched to feature length runtime.

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This comedy extends and embellishes characters introduced on Saturday Night Live by regulars Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan in their sketch series of two head-bobbing losers who go on the town, looking for action, when they hear the What Is Love? disco tune. Looking cool, brothers Steve (Ferrell) and Doug Butabi (Kattan) always fail to pick up women in their hapless nightclub jaunts. In Beverly Hills, they work at a fake-flower store run by their father (Dan Hedaya). They are always denied … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sex related humor, language and some drug content)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell, Steve Koren
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 20, 1999
Paramount Pictures


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as Steve Butabi

as Barbara Butabi

as Kamehl Butabi

as Fred Sanderson

as Vivica

as Richard Grieco

as Credit Vixen

as Hottie Cop

as Father Williams

as Zadir (uncredited)

as Porsche Girl

as Porsche Girl

as Security Guard

as Security Guard

as Roxbury Club Girl

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as Aerobics Instructor

as Mabel Sanderson

as Grieco's Lady

as Topless Woman

as Mrs. Manicotti

as Zadir Receptionist

as Japanese Man No. 1

as Japanese Man No. 2

as Crying Flower Custom...

as Bridesmaid

as New Club Bouncer

as New Club Waiter

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Critic Reviews for A Night at the Roxbury

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (11)

The lame-o aspects of the whole campy setup are still lame-o.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

An amiable, if flyweight, diversion.

Full Review… | May 18, 2008
Top Critic

More schmaltzy than funny.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Shun this witless showcase for the Saturday Night Live double act of Ferrell and Kattan.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It would take far better writing than Kattan, Ferrell and Steve Koren can muster to make it less than an ordeal.

Full Review… | May 18, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

based on this, i did not expect ferrell to make it big

May 2, 2008

Audience Reviews for A Night at the Roxbury

Doug Butabi: You can take away our phones and you can take away our keys, but you can NOT take away our dreams. 


A Night at the Roxbury is a rather annoying and highly forgettable comedy. That being said, over the years I have accrued more appreciation for the film. I'm not saying that I like it, but I can find a lot more humor in it than I once could. I like the whole idea of it, what with the clubbing, loser brothers, but the execution is just off, as it is often with ridiculous comedies like this. 

Two brothers Doug and Steve still live with their parents. Their father owns a floral shop and wants them to work hard for the family business. Instead, the two spend their time hitting on every woman they see and going clubbing at night. Sounds like fun, but the problem is that they fail at both. They can't get in the clubs and when they do, they are lousy with the women. They lust after one night in the hottest club in town, The Roxbury.

Will Farrell and Chris Kattan definitely have good chemistry. The problem is with how their characters are played. Farrell is basically just taken like a slow teenager the whole time, while Kattan looks out the corner of his eyes and scoffs at things. If you can buy into their ridiculous performances, there is fun to be had; it's just not any easy thing to do. I like the supporting cast though. 

While A Night at the Roxbury isn't what I'd call a great movie, it has got a place in the world of movies. It's one of those movies that, if you can stand, you watch late at night every once in awhile when you don't want to think about anything. A short runtime and quick paced storyline keeps things moving and makes the movie much more watchable. It will never be considered anything more than a dumb, bad comedy, but still you may want to give it a chance on the off case, you actually could like the humor involved.

Melvin White

Super Reviewer


A Night at the Roxbury is one of the first Will Ferrell films that I first saw, and I thought it was a pretty decent comedy. The film is fun to watch, and is the only watchable Chris Kattan film. The film is quite simple in its execution. The film provides you with mild laughter, and it works. Although this isn't a memorable comedy, it is lots of fun. As far as a film based on a skit from SNL is concerned, this is one of the better films. Though not perfect, it is a funny flick and is one of those films that should be watched with friends. For what it is, it's a mindless comedy with decent laughs. I enjoyed the ridiculousness of this film, and thought that the leads were pretty good. This was Will Ferrell in his heyday. This is the type of film that he made that actually was funny. Nowadays, Ferrell is hit or miss. But this was made back when he was funny and his career was just warming up. A decent laugh fest that is harmless fun, A Night at the Roxbury makes you laugh, and is quite underrated. Compared to later SNL films, this is among the few that are funny. However, this isn't the greatest of SNL films that honor belongs to Wayne's World 1 and 2. If you're a Will Ferrell fan, check this out. This is one of his earliest best comedies, even if it's nothing great, it's a decent comedy to watch and a mindless good time. A Night at the Roxbury is decent for what it is, and is better than what most people think. Give it a shot, you may enjoy it.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


This movie is hilarious! Kattan and Ferrell make a brilliant team. Even though they look nothing like brothers, their relationship is believable, and very funny. All the actors in this are hilarious even in the smaller roles. It was hard to imagine that such a small SNL skit could be made into a movie, but it really works, and surprises you. I highly recommend this movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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