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The Night Before (2015)

Country: USA

Genres: Comedy

Taglines: Bringing joy to the world

Director: Jonathan Levine

Writers: Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Jonathan Levine, Ariel Shaffir, ...

Stars: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan, ...

Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they're entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball - the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
The second time Evan Goldberg has written a screenplay with someone other than Seth Rogen, his regular writing partner. The first time was Goon (2011).
This will be Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon's third collaboration. Their first two being 50/50 and The Interview.
Third collaboration with Seth Rogen and Lizzy Caplan. They've worked together in Freaks and Geeks (1999) and The Interview (2014).
Lizzy Caplan and Helené York have worked together previously in Masters Of Sex.
Filmed under the name X-mas.
Director Jonathan Levine revealed on Collider that all of the film's comedy was mostly improvised and the dramatic moments were stuck to as per the written script, which he admitted was more like an outline guide.
Filmed under the name "X-mas."
Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's second collaboration with director Jonathan Levine, the other being 50/50.
This is the second collaboration between Anthony Mackie and Michael Shannon, the first being 8 Mile (2002)
Seth Rogen, stoned and frustrated, wonders out loud who invented the iPhone. Rogen played Steve Wozniak in the 2015 Steve Jobs biopic.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon's second collaboration; they previously worked together in Premium Rush (2012).
Toward the end of the film Mr. Green admits to Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character that he's "a sucker for Leo." Michael Shannon acted alongside Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road.
All three of the main characters have been in super hero movies: Anthony Mackie in Captain America: Winter Soldier, Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises, and Seth Rogen in The Green Hornet
Isaac (Seth Rogan) reenacts a moment from another Christmas-themed film, Home Alone (1990), where Macaulay Culkin's character places his hands on his cheeks while letting out a scream.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie acted in opposing companies comic inspired films, with Joseph portraying Blake in The Dark Knight Rises (DC) and Anthony portraying Sam Wilson aka the Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Marvel).
The film was originally to be released on December 11, 2015, but Sony later moved the release date over to November 25, 2015. And after that, they moved it to November 20, 2015.
This is the second collaboration between director Jonathan Levine and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the first being 50/50 (2011).
There are many references to "Die Hard" (1988) including a character falling off a building invoking the name Hans Gruber, the music to Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and characters singing Run DMC's "Christmas in Hollis".
When Ethan, Isaac and Chris are all dancing on the Big Piano at FAO Schwarz, the song they perform is 'Runaway' by Kanye West featuring Pusha T.
This is the second film in which Anthony Mackie's character has a problem with performance enhancing drugs. The first film being Pain and Gain.
The film takes place in December 2001, December 2008, December 2015, December 2016 and December 2033.
Caplan portrayed struggling comedienne Casey Klein in Party Down (2009-2010). One of the subplot lines was that Klein had gotten a small part in a film featuring Seth Rogen and "those guys" (Rogen's ratpack).
Anthony Mackie and Michael Shannon have played roles in rival comic movies, Mackie in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Shannon in DC's Man of Steel. Joseph Gordon Levitt co-starred in DC's The Dark Knight Rises and Seth Rogen starred in Th
When Isaac is tripping out in Mr. Green's car, he hallucinates that his daughter works in a strip club when she grows up, and his wife blames it on not "reading the books." Rogen previously was in Knocked Up (2006), where his character got in trouble with
The nude photos were provided by a body double.
There are many references to Die Hard (1988) including a character who likes to imitate Hans Gruber, the music to Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and characters singing Run-D.M.C.'s "Christmas in Hollis".
Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's second collaboration with director Jonathan Levine, the other being 50/50 (2011).
This is the second collaboration between Anthony Mackie and Michael Shannon, the first being 8 Mile (2002).
Seth Rogen, stoned and frustrated, wonders out loud who invented the iPhone. Rogen played Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs (2015).
Toward the end of the film Mr. Green admits to Ethan that he's "a sucker for Leo." Michael Shannon acted alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road (2008).
This is the second film in which Anthony Mackie's character has a problem with performance enhancing drugs. The first film being Pain & Gain (2013).
Lizzy Caplan portrayed struggling comedienne Casey Klein in Party Down (2009). One of the subplot lines was that Klein had gotten a small part in a film featuring Seth Rogen and "those guys" (Rogen's ratpack).
Isaac reenacts a moment from another Christmas-themed film, Home Alone (1990), where Kevin places his hands on his cheeks while letting out a scream.
Lizzy Caplan and Helene York have worked together previously in Masters of Sex (2013).
Anthony Mackie and Michael Shannon have played roles in rival comic movies, Mackie in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Shannon in DC's Man of Steel (2013). Joseph Gordon-Levitt co-starred in DC's The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Set
When Isaac is tripping out in Mr. Green's car, he hallucinates that his daughter works in a strip club when she grows up, and his wife blames it on not "reading the books." Seth Rogen previously was in Knocked Up (2007), where his character got in trouble
The character "James" played by James Franco shares many of Franco's personal attributes that have been sensationalized by the media in the past.
In the limusine Isaac calls Ethan by is real name "Joseph".
Anthony Mackie and Michael Shannon have played roles in rival comic movies, Mackie in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Shannon in DC's Man of Steel (2013). Joseph Gordon-Levitt co-starred in DC's The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Seth Rogen starred in The Green Hornet (2011).
When Isaac is tripping out in Mr. Green's car, he hallucinates that his daughter works in a strip club when she grows up, and his wife blames it on not "reading the books." Seth Rogen previously was in Knocked Up (2007), where his character got in trouble with his significant other for not reading any of the baby books, and his character was also afraid about the kid he was about to have.