The film deals very sensitively with issues of an orthodox religion and its dictates coming into conflict with the modern world.
Fiercely competitive couple Max (Bateman) and Annie (McAdams) have put the snacks out, the beers are in the fridge, and once their friends Kevin and Michelle (Morris and Bunbury) and dunderhead Ryan (Magnusson) arrive, their weekly Game Night can begin.
Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents.
This latest addition to the Marvel comics’ cinematic canon is a handsome looking beast, which benefits from a classy, largely British cast in the main roles and really stunning special effects.
The news story that earned The Boston Globe the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2003 is dramatised by some of Hollywood’s best in this film which was Academy Award-winning for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.