Rough Night trailer: Scarlett Johanssen stars in this Bridesmaids meets Hangover comedy

Rough Night trailer poses an important question. What happens in Florida... does it stay in Florida?

FP Staff March 10, 2017 13:17:51 IST
Rough Night trailer: Scarlett Johanssen stars in this Bridesmaids meets Hangover comedy

What happens in Florida... does it stay in Florida?

Here's the first look at Scarlett Johansson's new film Rough Night.

Rough Night trailer Scarlett Johanssen stars in this Bridesmaids meets Hangover comedy

A still from the trailer. Image via Youtube

The star plays a bride-to-be who heads to Miami to reunite with her college friends — played by Zoe Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon with an accent. The clip's first half plays like a traditional film comedy as Johansson reunites with her college best friends, and the quintet take drunken shots, score some cocaine and hire a male stripper.

"We're gonna be swimmin' in dick, girl," Bell tells the bride-to-be.

Then the trailer takes an unexpected turn and morphs into a black comedy midway through, after an over-eager Bell accidentally kills a male stripper.

"Let's get to the beans," she shouts, moments before the dancer's demise. From there, the trailer previews their attempts to hide the evidence – a task that evidently includes jet-skis, guns and car chases.

Originally titled Rock That Body, the script comes from Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs.

Rough Night takes an interesting, engaging concept — inherent unease that seems to accompany female friendships that was demonstrated in Bridesmaids — and adds a twist that is expected of the Hangover trilogy in the plotline: will the heroines team together and bond over a catastrophe? Or will Rough Night end up being yet another cliched film about female friendships?

Could this signify the coming of age of R-rated comedies with women who are open about their sexuality? Time will tell.

Rough Night hits theaters on 16 June 2017:

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