The Night Before

1988 "You lost your father's car. Sold your prom date. And a guy named 'Tito' wants you dead."
6.1| 1h25m| PG-13| en

A popular beauty surprisingly asks a nerd to take her to the prom. He wakes up hours later in a sleazy alley. She's missing but he remembers nothing about it.


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Moustroll Good movie but grossly overrated
Intcatinfo A Masterpiece!
AnhartLinkin This story has more twists and turns than a second-rate soap opera.
Kaelan Mccaffrey Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
Predrag This is a must for any lover of films, or the Weird and Wonderful that fill studio backlists to the brim. 'The Night Before' is different, not only in the conventional, but the unconventional. Creating laughs from the twisted love match of Reeves & Loughlin, the seedy going-ons that run the streets at night, to slapstick escapades that adorn the closing sequences. The story initially unfolds slowly and out of order in flashbacks ("where am I?"), then becomes linear as he figures out how to find and rescue her. Best sequence: Keanu and the lovely Lori Laughlin dancing to the funky music of "The Rats Nest Band", which happen to be none other than George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, and then at the end a quite satisfying car chase (there was a little John Wick in him even then). Lots of jokes and stereotypes about various low life inner city denizens, and about the hilarious (sarcasm) topic of human trafficking. Even though much of it is funny, and arguably avoids overt racism, it's just not always on the right side of the taste line.Overall rating: 7 out of 10.
beckrokk While I agree that this film isn't going to be on a Top 100 list any time soon (or Top 1000 for that matter), the acting, plot, characters, and atmosphere is so incredibly dull that you have to see it. Somehow or another, the director made L.A. look like the most generic urban setting ever seen. Things are so contrived and stupid that you'll get a rise out of it. How often do you get to see men named Fat Jack struggle for his life up a flight of stairs? How often do you see black people play guitars that are shaped like stars with glitter and sequins on them? Have you ever thought of Neo shooting at a pair of 45 cent gaudy red shades with his fingers? Then this is the film for you. As if all this wasn't incentive enough, you get to see Lori Loughlin in her skivvies. Now I bet you're running to your local VHS rental shop.
Blueghost A fairly good film with no real flaws. The film explores the misadventures of a prom couple winding up on the wrong side of the tracks. Think "Sixteen Candles" meets "After Hours" but sanitized for mainstream viewing. White slavery, drugs, grand theft, assault and armed robbery... it's all here, but presented in a way that keeps the spirit of those topics alive without being vulgar.A good watch, but if you're viewing it expecting explicit scenes and jokes, then you're in for a letdown. A mildly funny film that takes a look at L.A.'s underworld through perspective of a teenage couple.There's nothing deep about this film, but it's likable all the same, as most good hearted comedies are. There're a couple of tangentially suggestive scenes, but nothing that would prove offensive to the mainstream viewer. The comedy is light here and there, and pretty smart; it's not spoon fed to the audience.A definite thumbs up for some light viewing.
CindyKay I love this movie. It's funny and romantic. Keanu Reeves is quite charming as Winston. Lori Loughlin is adorable and a nice match for Keanu. The only problem I see with the movie is that Keanu is just too cute and charming to be believable as a "punishment date" for Lori's losing a bet.