I'm typically leary of trailers that are super funny. I've seen a lot of movies that claim to be comedies, but only have enough funny bits to fill the trailer.
So when I got an email from Studio Movie Grill, Tyler Tx inviting me to a free screening of Game Night Movie and saw just how funny the trailer was, I was a little skeptical that it would be as funny as the trailer made it seem.
It has been years since my wife and I have been to the movies together, and even longer since it was just the two of us. So we figured good or bad, we would risk it for the chance to get out as a couple.
I will say first, the movie is rated R due to language, some crude humor, and some violence. That being said it was very funny, had really good twists, and even some feels.
There is no sex, but there is talk about it. And the violence in the movie is not gory or gratuitous.
Honestly, if not for the f-bombs, this easily could have been PG-13 without any loss of substance.
Yes, we got to see it free as a preview screening. I'm still not fully sure what that means because nobody asked what we thought. Maybe they just had someone monitoring reactions, and I will say the whole theater was laughing. But, even if we hadn't gotten to participate in the screening, this is a movie with buying a ticket to see.
Also, while it may mean less chances for me to get free screening offers, I would suggest signing up for movie theater mailing lists. Yeah, most of the time it's just a recap of what's coming out, but occasionally an offer like this free screening comes along.
On top of recommending this movie, let me also recommend Studio Movie Grill. Not just the Tyler location, which is the closest to me, but all of their locations offer special screenings for families with special needs and sensory sensitive children. More info on that here, https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/Movie/Film-Series/Special-Needs-Screenings