Columbia Pictures has released the first red-band trailer for co-writer/director Jonathan Levine’s (50/50) Christmas comedy The Night Before. The story revolves around three childhood friends, Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen), and Chris (Anthony Mackie) who come together for one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before officially becoming too old for the tradition. In an effort to make this last hurrah as memorable as possible, they set out to find the storied Nutcracka Ball—the mother of all Christmas parties.
The movie looks really, really funny. While I’m sure the film will have Levine’s signature tender touch and emotional center, this red-band trailer is all about the comedy, and hilarity certainly ensues with our central trio and, perhaps most excitingly, Jillian Bell. The Workaholics actress was the breakout of last year’s 22 Jump Street, and I’m enthused to see her going toe to toe with Rogen in this debauchery-filled holiday comedy. It’s fun for the whole family, really.
Watch the trailer below, via Sony. The Night Before opens in theaters on November 25th and also stars Lizzy Caplan, Michael Shannon, and Mindy Kaling.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Night Before:
From Jonathan Levine, the acclaimed director of 50/50, comes the new comedy The Night Before. Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.