On paper, About Last Night is a third-generation copy of David Mamet's 1974 stage play Sexual Perversity in Chicago -- but if anything... it comes closer to Mamet's rancorous vision of dueling hormones than the '80s screen version did.
While this version lacks the subtlety of the original, it delivers enough raunchy humor to be far more entertaining.
The 2014 model of About Last Night... it beefs up the girl-side element of the story, incorporates considerably more frank sex talk, and generally provides its cast with a lot more meat to chew on and spit back out.
Mostly, Hart aces his many showcase moments, not so much stealing the movie as occasionally letting the other actors possess it for a while.
Neither director Steve Pink nor screenwriter Leslye Headland put much effort into basic storytelling.
his film has the looseness of a movie made of outtakes -- but they mostly work, and they mostly involve Hall and Hart. They're the undercard that takes over the movie.
"About Last Night" makes for a pretty terrific date movie... because it demands only a commitment to be entertained, but still manages to make you consider what it means to be in a relationship.
Of all the date movies available for Valentine's weekend, About Last Night has the edge. That edge is mostly Kevin Hart.
The resulting film won't help you understand men or women any better, but it will make you laugh. And we all know that's the quickest way to the heart.