Game Night ★★★★★

Totally holds up for me!!!!

Really really think this should be a high benchmark for directing as far as modern studio comedies go. Everyone is so good here, but this shit really shines when Jesse Plemons is on screen and the way they direct his scenes shows they know it. The slow pushing in on him, the little beats that let his delivery breathe. I also love how good they are at using the frame to sell a gag, like when Billy Magnussen slides the money across the table, or when they have him deliver an ad-lib off screen: something people don't do enough outside of the Coens! Underutilized joke delivery. Love it. Love them. Love this!!!! Never gonna forget how hard I scream-laughed at the glass tables joke in the theater. :)

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