About Last Night

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About Last Night wanders even further from the David Mamet play that inspired the original, but it benefits from an engaging cast and a screenplay that smartly balances romance and comedy.



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A modern reimagining of the classic romantic comedy, this contemporary version closely follows new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. (c) Screen Gems

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Kevin Hart
as Bernie
Joy Bryant
as Debbie
Adam Rodriguez
as Steven Thaler
Joe Lo Truglio
as Ryan Keller
Catherine Shu
as Asian Manicurist
Paul Quinn
as Drunk Regular
Haley Boyle
as New Roommate
Selita Ebanks
as Pretty Lady
Jessica Lu
as Ad Executive
James McAndrew
as Ad Executive
Randolph Adams
as Ad Executive
Jack Betts
as Old Man
Tracey Graves
as Bernie's Trashy Date
Trae Ireland
as Boring Date
Steve Terada
as Bartender
Stan Weightman Jr.
as Company Manager
Brenda Vivian
as Cigarette Girl
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Critic Reviews for About Last Night

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  • A date movie that could have been written by entertainment software, and quite divorced from real human beings and their experiences of sex.

    Mar 20, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The haunting sounds emanating from Kevin Hart taint this watered-down and glossy reinterpretation of a 1974 David Mamet play.

    Mar 20, 2014 | Rating: 2/5
  • On paper, About Last Night is a third-generation copy of David Mamet's 1974 stage play Sexual Perversity in Chicago -- but if anything... it comes closer to Mamet's rancorous vision of dueling hormones than the '80s screen version did.

    Feb 14, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • While this version lacks the subtlety of the original, it delivers enough raunchy humor to be far more entertaining.

    Feb 14, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The 2014 model of About Last Night... it beefs up the girl-side element of the story, incorporates considerably more frank sex talk, and generally provides its cast with a lot more meat to chew on and spit back out.

    Feb 14, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Mostly, Hart aces his many showcase moments, not so much stealing the movie as occasionally letting the other actors possess it for a while.

    Feb 14, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for About Last Night

An average remake in which the two leads try their best but don't have enough charm or good chemistry to make us care (especially when most of the conflicts feel artificial), and they get, alas, overshadowed by Hart and Hall as the intrusive comic relief secondary characters.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

The original 1986 film, of the same name, was much more dramatic and intent on analyzing the dysfunction and hypocrisy in relationships, and their inane pitfalls. This remake is much raunchier, placing an emphasis more on its supporting characters, and also still showing the problems with rushing into relationships. The cast is perfectly put together for this film, relying on Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant for a massive dose of chemistry. Regina Hall is an amazing comedic actress who is given a lot to work with and hits it out of the park, bringing an irresistible flavor to this film. This, of course, is the year of Kevin Hart, who steals the show time and again in over the top, hilarious scenes. There's very little good or bad to say about this romantic drama other than it's very funny, but the relationship portrayed is still boring and soapy to watch in between the funny bits.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


If the chemistry these actors share does not make you smile, then I don't know what will. Kevin Hart and Michael Ealy are so believable as best friends it is not even funny, and they are funny as hell in these roles. I feel like I enjoyed this film much more than I should have, but sometimes a movie can do that to you. This is a very solid romantic comedy that I did not expect to work so well. Falling in love, growing apart and seeing where things go from there has been done in so many films before, but the script is well-written and actually cares about it's characters, and there wasn't really a time I found myself rolling my eyes. Overall, "About Last Night" is a romantic comedy I can easily watch more than once. Is it amazing? No, but it does everything you want it to and you will probably laugh pretty hard throughout it as well. It's not just your average chick flick, but it is a film that single men, single women, and couples can all enjoy. Definitely recommended, because there are very few good films left in this genre, and this being one of them.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

It's about compromise. It's about love. It's about a good wingman. Good Romantic Comedy! Kevin Hart's level of comedy is one you either get or you don't get. If you don't get it, then you'll still like this film because he isn't really the central character. This movie is written as a romantic comedy, but I saw much more romantic than comedy, but was funny enough nonetheless. I took away three main things from the film. First was that alcohol isn't necessary to have a good time with someone. Second, sex isn't the only factor a relationship should be based on, and finally; communication, trust, and loyalty are paramount in any relationship, including friendships. Follow two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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