Since the unexpected death of his parents, Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has spent Christmas Eve getting into crazy shenanigans with his long-time buddies Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie). As Isaac is about to become a new father and Chris's popularity as a football player is at its highest, Ethan realizes that their holiday tradition is coming to an end. After scoring tickets to The Nutcracker Ball, a supposedly amazing Christmas party he has heard only whispers of, he rounds his buddies up for the ultimate celebration, one last "hurrah."
Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie are a comedic dream team. They each bring something special to the table, a unique way to make the audience laugh. Those lucky enough to have seen the brilliant "50/50" know that Gordon-Levitt and Rogen work extremely well together. I don't really know much about Anthony Mackie, but I would like to see him do more, especially with these guys.
"The Night Before" is a fun holiday comedy that provides plenty of hilarious moments and entertains. It is not one of the best comedies I have seen, but it serves its purpose. If you're looking to just laugh and have a good time, check it out.