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

All Critics (96) | Top Critics (32) | Fresh (66) | Rotten (30)

  • 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

  • Sep 19, 2014
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2014
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2014
    This was a funny romantic comedy, and I haven't laughed like this for long time... Excellent casting of Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, and Joy Bryant in roles which suited them perfectly. Directed by Steve Pink, the film is based on the 1974 David Mamet play Sexual Perversity in Chicago and is a remake of the 1986 film of the same name. There is a slight difference - this remake features black actors in the lead roles while the roles in the original film were played by white actors. Of course, the jokes in this one were more modern. Everything is happening in Los Angeles... On the budget of $13 million, this contemporary version was filmed closely following 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. Good investment, because only the opening weekend grossed $25.6 million, ranking second after The Lego Movie, which was in its second weekend. About Last Night grossed $48.6 million in the United States and Canada and $365 thousand in other territories for a worldwide total of $49 million! Not a bad return and I will say it deserves it. Romance and comedy were perfectly balanced in this remake, but it is not as close to the story of the original David Mamet's play. The cast was perfectly matched to feel natural and honest delivering refreshingly insightful lines. Do not miss it!
    Panta O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2014
    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 P Super Reviewer

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