In the late 1990s, ensemble, Altman-esque narratives (what Roger Ebert called Hyperlink Films) gained new popularity with the likes of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Traffic, and Syriana. This style was soon adapted into romantic comedies like Love, Actually which lead to Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve. After running out of apostrophized holiday titles to up the pre-awareness factor, the studios moved on to adapting non-narrative books like He’s Just Not That Into You, taking the subject matter of various chapters as the basis of character arcs. From that movie’s success came Think Like a Man. In spite of being based on a book full of terrible, misogynistic advice, the movie was pretty damn good. Now – in addition to a sequel to Man - the commercial demands of pre-awareness, mixed with the popularity of the ‘Hyperlink’ genre have birthed a remake of About Last Night… starring several of the cast members from the aforementioned Steve Harvey adaptation including newly-minted A-lister Kevin Hart.
Hit the jump for my full About Last Night Blu-ray review.