‘About Last Night’ Red-Band Trailer: Dating Gets Dirty

Published 1 year ago by , Updated December 17th, 2013 at 9:17 am,

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Long before Rob Lowe, James Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins and Megan Mullally were staples of TV comedy, they starred alongside Demi Moore in the 1986 film About Last Nightwhich is getting a more “colorful” remake starring Think Like a Man cast members Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy and Regina Hall, along with Joy Bryant (Parenthood).

The story follows two friends (Hart and Ealy) whose lives are changed when they become involved with two girls who also happen to be friends (Hall and Bryant). Bad advice and hilarity ensue – or does it? Watch the trailer above and decide for yourself.

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Clearly this red-band “trailer” is more of a teaser reel for the film – which doesn’t even hit theaters until Valentine’s Day 2014. Both the original film and remake are based on the play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” by famed writer David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross); the ’80s film was directed by Edward Zick (Last Samurai, Love & Other Drugs), while the remake has a pretty solid helmer in the form of  Steve Pink, director of Hot Tub Time Machine and writer of films like Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity. Handling the script of the new version is Leslye Headland, who wrote the very divisive femme-comedy Bachlorette, as well as the cult-favored TV series, Terriers.

For their part, Hart, Ealy and Hall have all proven themselves to be entertaining and charasmatic actors, while Bryant is surely a sexy leading lady. Whether or not the overarching story will be entertaining and effective remains to be seen… in about a year’s time.

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About Last Night will be in theaters on February 14, 2014.

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  1. Any one going to light the fuse! **—-[ ]

  2. “A more ‘colorful’ remake” ? Thats pretty offensive IMO. Its 2013. Was it necessary to even say that?

    • Don’t matter what year it is. People gone say what they want to no matter how offensive. Racism will be around until the world ends. It’s sad, but true. I quit reading after I saw that. You beat me to posting something about that comment.

  3. No remarks to what Rebanks had to say? Wow! I’m disappointed ScreenRantians. But I guess the truth is frightening. Well said Rebanks. Well said…

  4. I took it as “colorful” meaning “more explicit” due to today’s comedies featuring scenes and jokes based around sexual activity, nudity, drug references, drinking etc compared to the 80s where we had topless women and sexual jokes but it was a lot tamer.

    • Oh and you guys do realise that Kofi himself is African American, right?

      If you’re seeing racism in this article, maybe that says something about you?

    • Yup, same here.

  5. It’s kind of weird to advertise a movie that’s a year away isn’t it? Hmm…

    • Especially when it’s not a particularly huge movie like Man Of Steel and others that would warrant the year in advance advertising.

  6. Do every old / classic film have to get the African American remake treatment? I’m not racist but can’t you just be original instead of doing these types of remakes? Annie is supposedly getting the African American treatment. Gawd.

    • Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner was remade as Guess Who with a mostly black cast and Ashton Kutcher as the odd one out so it’s not the first time and won’t be the last.

      No one complains when the Wayans guys make movies with a mostly black cast so what’s the issue with this one doing the same? I’d say these kinds of remakes help put non-white actors and actresses in the spotlight since for some reason, it’s still seen as weird in some circles to have a black lead.

      I’m just waiting for the latino version of Casablanca.

  7. The dynamics between and among the characters are instantly integrated with this sort of set up, along with “war of the sexes”–men are dogs, women are cats/that Venus and Mars thing–because you know that’s where this is headed. A standard, mediocre film pulling a respectable box office; not too much b.o. overseas, of course, but enough here at home for a possible sequel.

    To make this routine affair more interesting (if not more cosmopolitan) what if ABOUT LAST NIGHT reverted to its precursor title, SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO, have David Mamet participate in development of an updated screenplay, recast the characters as a black guy and white guy in some sort of bro-mance and a black gal and a white gal as girlfriends.

    Two generations have arrived since the play was first performed in 1974; so the reigning Zeitgeist will rule; but Mamet is great with penetrating dialogue; and with a female co-writer proper perspective could be given what otherwise be a male-only view of what women want.

    There are some genuine opportunities here to raise the proceedings above an unremarkable romp with “crude language, sexual situations and brief nudity”.

    Finally, if the film is not rated “R” then we know exactly what to expect. We’ll either have a Sparks novel-as-film rubbed a little raw, or we’ll have a Mamet’s narrative that’s just plain raw.

    Either way, it’s not about tickets sold, is it? It’s about dollars earned.

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