On Tuesday evening, I fulfilled my three-month-long dream of seeing Game Night, the well-received R-rated comedy from “the guys that brought you Horrible Bosses.” It was a glorious conclusion to a long, fraught struggle through which phantom showtimes, bad timing, and Shakespearean miscommunication caused me to miss the film not one, but three times. This is my story. Prologue Picture it: Brooklyn, New York. November, 2017. The trailer for Game Night drops, and I watch it. As a fan of Horrible Bosses, the first film written by writing duo John Francis Daley (of Freaks and Geeks fame) and Jonathan Goldstein (I don’t know her), I was pleased to see yet another R-rated comedy about funny suburbanites getting caught in a high stakes game of violence and intrigue. “Game Night will be my favorite movie of the year,” I thought. “I can’t wait to see it.” Attempt One Picture it: Brooklyn, New York. February, 2018. I receive this email from The Alamo Drafthouse: Immediately, I shrieked at the thought of an early (and free) screening of a movie I’d been anticipating for three months, and quickly clicked “RESERVE YOUR SEAT” to reserve my seat. Because I pounced on the email more… Read full this story
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