About Last Night

DrMathochist

David Mamet’s play, Sexual Perversity in Chicago already got an adaptation in 1986’s About Last Night…. But, as relatively few people remember the version with Rob Lowe — looking almost exactly the same as he does on Parks and Recreation — a new production is welcome. This version of About Last Night gives us Michael Ealy in the Rob Lowe part, and Kevin Hart in Jim Belushi’s shoes because, well, why the hell not?

For those who don’t remember the lesser Brat Pack films, Danny (Ealy) and Bernie (Hart) are two single friends, this time in Los Angeles. Danny is still hesitant about dating after the end of a tumultuous relationship, but Bernie keeps pushing him. Yes, this sounds like part of the setup of That Awkward Moment, but Leslye Headland adapts Mamet’s play and Tim Kazurinsky’s previous screenplay with far more wit and insight in each scene…

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