“Game Night” Gets Us Recalling Comedies That Descend Into Farce & High Jinks

As Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman prepare for Game Night, a film which enjoys its Digital release on June 25 followed by a DVD/Blu-ray release on July 2, we take a look at high concept modern comedies that descend into chaos.

Laugh till your belly can’t take any more with comedies that begin on the straight and narrow before descending towards madness. From road trips where one thing goes wrong after another, to the outrageous events during a night out! To celebrate the release of the completely chaotic, Game Night on Digital Download on June 25 and on Blu-ray and DVD on July 2, we’re taking a look at some of the silver screen’s craziest comedies…

WE’RE THE MILLERS

When small-time pot dealer David is robbed, he finds himself forming a fake family as a ploy to carry out his boss’s requests of importing a huge shipment of weed across the Mexico-US border… in a campervan. Alongside Rose, his broke-stripper neighbour and two local teenagers, they pose as the perfect family to try and pull of the ultimate drug smuggle. But they soon find themselves in deep as the lies stack up and things get out of control.

THE HANGOVER

The Hangover, Las Vegas, Top 10 Films,When three friends wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas with no memory of the previous nights and the bachelor is missing, they must make their way around sin city in order to find their friend before his big day… The crazy search takes them on a wild goose chase that only sees things go from bad to worse when they wake up to discover they’ve stolen Mike Tyson’s tiger, one of them has lost a tooth and they find themselves looking after a baby.

VACATION

Vacation, 2015 - Top 10 FilmsNothing goes right when a family heads off on a road trip to ‘Walley World’, led by the father, Rusty Griswold with the aim of spicing things up with his wife and reconnecting with his sons. The reboot of National Lampoon’s Vacation sees the catastrophe’s unravel as they smash into a cow, accidentally bathe in excrement and set their GPS to scream at them in Korean. It is the literal, road-trip from hell but at least it brings the family back together?

BRIDESMAIDS

Bridesmaids, Film, Judd Apatow,Kristen Wiig plays Annie, the maid of honour who’s life unravels in a dramatic manor as she tries to out-friend one of the other bridesmaids of her best friend. This outrageous comedy sees Annie’s attempts to be the ultimate best friend and ‘best woman’. From in-flight disasters, to wedding dress nightmares, everything gets a bit out of hand on the road to the wedding day.

GAME NIGHT

Game NightFrom cheese and wine to solving a real life kidnapping case, in Game Night, what starts as a group of friends weekly evening of fun quickly turns into more than just playing a murder mystery game… Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) find themselves sucked into a game night that is taken to the next level as Max’s brother is kidnapped and the teams have to come together to save him. The gamers must be prepared for the ultimate evening as twists and turns take them towards the unexpected.

Game Night is out on Digital Download on June 25 and Blu-ray and DVD July 2

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Rory Fish has loved movies since he can remember. If he was to put together an "all time" top 10 of absolute favourites it would have to include North By Northwest, 12 Angry Men and Sunset Boulevard.

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