The premise for Jonathan Levine’s upcoming comedy has been crystal clear since the release of its first trailer. At the center of the comedy, we find a trio of best friends played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie and their quest to get into the ultimate holiday party, The Nutcracker Ball.
Sony has now released the opening scene and while it is filled with laughs, profanity, drugs and alcohol – all the things one has grown to expect from a comedy that includes Seth Rogen, the three minute opening scene also hints at more of an emotional backbone, especially for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character. Levine is a talented writer and has a history of balancing humor and drama which is visible in the heartwarming 50/50, which also starred Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as best friends.
If The Night Before is anything like 50/50, there is a good chance that you will find yourself both laughing and crying. With a cast that includes talents like Michael Shannon, Lizzy Caplan and Mindy Kaling, one can only hope for great and amusing things! Watch the opening sequence below. Enjoy.