“Disobedience” is getting critical acclaim thus far and currently holds a 91% rating at Rotten Tomatoes (making it officially certified ‘Fresh’) and 75 Meta Critics Score. Rachel’s performance especially gets praise with critics calling her performance a “stand-out” and “powerhouse“. We will round-up the reviews in this post and we will – as always – focus on the Rachel-centered excerpts. And in case you missed it we rounded-up the reviews after the TIFF premiere in our previous post.
“It’s astounding performances, and complex themes flirt with the dangers and beauty of love in a compassionate, lucid manner. Unsure what sauce Rachel McAdams has been sipping since her Oscar nomination for “Spotlight” in 2015 but the actress had found her hinted mojo that we saw when she emerged onto the scene fourteen years ago with “The Notebook” and “Mean Girls.” She taps into the universal anxieties regarding an examination of one’s self while still simmering in a stunning atmosphere that features eye-catching visuals. McAdams may very well be on her way to her second Oscar nomination, and it wouldn’t be underserved. Esti is heartened and reserved but explores ranges that are both delicate and voluptuous.”
–Clayton Davis, Award Circuit
“McAdams, for her part, is quietly devastating as a wife trying to measure what would be lost if she broke free to follow her heart. Weisz and McAdams, two extraordinary actresses at the top of their game, cut so deep into their characters you can almost feel their nerve endings.”
–Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Warner Bros has announced the release dates. The movie will be released on Digital HD on May 1st and on DVD/Blu-Ray May 22nd. Head over to the official website gamenight-movie.com/preoder to find the platform of your choosing.
Bateman & McAdams star as Max & Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s brother (Chandler) plans a murder mystery party that turns out to be real.
Blu-Ray Special Features
An Unforgettable Evening: Making Game Night
DVD Special Features
An Unforgettable Evening: Making Game Night
The 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival unveiled it’s line-up and “Disobedience” is part of their line-up. The screening will be the premiere screening for the United States. The movie is part of the Spotlight Narrative line-up. The festival runs from April 18–29 and ticket packages are on sale now. For more information be sure to head over to the official website.
The Spotlight Narrative section is a launching pad for exciting new independent premieres with a focus on marquee filmmakers and performers. Past films from this section include Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in Paris (2007), Jeff Nichols’ Shotgun Stories (2007), Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience (2009), Sarah Adina Smith’s Buster’s Mal Heart (2017), and Azazel Jacobs’ The Lovers (2017). Supported by HSBC.
Disobedience, directed by Sebastian Lelio, written by Sebastián Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Produced by Frida Torresblanco, Ed Guiney, Rachel Weisz. (UK) – U.S. Premiere. After the death of her estranged rabbi father, a New York photographer returns to the Orthodox Jewish community in North London where she grew up and, in doing so, reignites long-dormant passions and controversies. With Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola. A Bleecker Street release.
“Disobedience” was selected for the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Additional production stills of “Disobedience” have been added in our gallery. The first on-set image featuring Rachel and director Sebastián Lelio have also been added. The movie will be released in selected theaters in the United States on April 27 and August 24 in the United Kingdom.
From a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, and based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film follows a woman (Rachel Weisz) as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams). Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
“Game Night” opened nationwide this weekend in the United States and debuted second place in the box office, after Marvel’s Black Panther. Box Office Mojo is reporting that the movie earned $5.2m from 22 mostly smaller markets and opens in a further 23 this week including the UK and Germany. Leading the way was Australia with an estimated $1.5 million followed by Russia ($1.3m) and the Netherlands ($570k). Deadline is reporting the following story:
2) Game Night (NL/WB), 3,488 theaters / $5.6m Fri (includes $1M previews)/$7M Sat/ $4M Sun/3-day: $17M /Wk 1
New Line/Warner Bros.’ Game Night grew 25% on Saturday over Friday with $7M, taking its opening to $16.6M in second place, and as we mentioned, that’s OK, not fantastic, and a bit of a rebound from the studio’s R-rated laugh recession last year with The House, Fist Fight, and Alcon’s Father Figures. New Line kept this comedy as economically sound as possible, with a production cost under $40M, which is their range for the genre. At this box office level with Game Night, New Line is in the same boat of other R-rated original IP comedy openers such as Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates ($16.6M opening, $46M final domestic), Office Christmas Party ($16.9M, $54.8M), and How to Be Single ($17.8M, $46.8M), so figure it comes in within $40M-$50M at the domestic B.O. when all is said and done. R-rated comedies remain the quagmire for many studios (outside of Universal’s Girls Trip geared toward African American audiences), as studios and comedy creators continue to scratch their heads and figure out how to pull in younger crowds who’ll fuel breakout successes. Continue reading
“Game Night” is opening nationwide in the United States starting today. Rachel stars alongside Jason Bateman, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Danny Huston, Chelsea Peretti, with Michael C. Hall and Kyle Chandler. Be sure to stay until after the credits, there is a post-credit scene according to the director John Fracis Daley. The movie is officially rated ‘fresh’ at Rotten Tomatoes with 84% with 97 reviews and has a 66 score at Meta Critics with 34 reviews. In case you missed it, you can find our reviews round-up in our previous post. You can order tickets via the official website. Deadline is reporting that the movie made $1 million during the previews yesterday:
In the face of Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther earning $14.2M alone yesterday for a running total that will cross $300M today, New Line/Warner Bros.’ Game Night and Paramount’s Alex Garland sci-fi environmental pic Annihilation respectively pulled in $1M and $900K. Game Night will play in 3,488. Game Night is projected between $13M-$21M while Annihilation was pegged between $10M-$12M. The upside for them in a Black Panther-dominated market? Both titles have awesome Rotten Tomatoes Scores with Annihilation at 90% certified fresh and Game Night at 83% certified fresh and that’s hopeful in regards to changing the minds of those moviegoers are pledge allegiance to RT.
Game Night bulldozes comps for such R-rated summer laugh duds as Rough Night ($700K Thursday, $3.3M Friday, $8M weekend) and The House ($800K Thursday, $3.3M and $8.7M). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which fared the best of them all, was an action comedy, which Game Night has elements of.
The first reviews for “Game Night” are getting released, with only a few more days until the movie will be released nationwide in the United States. The first reviews are very promising and positive thus far. The movie currently holds a 89% rating at Rotten Tomatoes (with 18 reviews) and a 74 score at Meta Critics (with 9 reviews). We will round-up the reviews in this post and we will – as always – focus on the Rachel-centered excerpts. Rachel gets praised for her comedic skills and timing.
“And McAdams, whose comedic skills have gone unsung for way too long, is dizzy fun. The whole movie is, actually, even if it pretty much evaporates on impact — a kooky, vicarious loop of Mad Libs meets Cards Against Humanity, where whoever’s holding the popcorn last wins.”
–Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
“But it’s McAdams that often shines the brightest here. The “Mean Girls” star has appeared in the odd comedy since Tina Fey‘s cultural phenomenon, but even the highlights like “Midnight in Paris” and “About Time,” haven’t fully played to her comedy skills. Thankfully, “Game Night” is a great showcase for her underused and undervalued comedic talents, which will hopefully see the actress given more opportunities to play these kinds of notes. ”
–Will Ashton, The Playlist