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Rough Night: A hen party takes a wild and deadly twist

By Damon Smith

A hen party spirals wildly out of control in director Lucia Aniello's dark comedy.

For Jess Thayer's (Scarlett Johansson) hen party, she spends a booze-fuelled weekend in Miami with her college pals Alice (Jillian Bell), Blair (Zoe Kravitz) and Frankie (Ilana Glazer), plus Jess's Australian friend Pippa (Kate McKinnon). The five women hit the town, then make a rash decision to hire a stripper.

Scotty (Ryan Cooper) arrives soon after and during his sensual performance, Alice leaps on top of him and accidentally kills Scotty. Elation turns to panic as the five women formulate a plan of action.

They telephone Blair's lawyer uncle who tells them they could face a 15-year prison term for moving the body. The only way to avoid incarceration is to dispose of the body so it is never found.

Jess and her girlfriends conceive a plan to dump the stripper's lifeless body in the ocean but they fail to notice a security camera on a neighbour's house.

Three Stars

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