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Newest ‘The Night Before’ Trailer Releases. Coming to Your Couch (or Regal Cinemas Luxury Recliner) This Christmas

Stoner comedy and Seth Rogen are one in the same. Stoner comedy is incomplete without a Rogen contribution, and when was the last time you saw Seth Rogen on the screen without weed? The upcoming film, The Night Before directed by Jonathan Levine, stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie as three life-long New York City besties.

The film combines what every good Jewish girl requires this Christmas. And what does every good Jewish girl require this Christmas? A movie… a lot of Chinese food… some slight Christmas FOMO as you wait to be invited over to the Gentiles house JUST ONE YEAR… and filling the void with a whole lot of pot.

From viewing the trailer, there’s much more to the movie than that though. Maybe it’s the ability to relate to all of it. Maybe it’s the star-studded cast of hilarious and topical humans. A cast featuring not just the aforementioned favorites, but Tracy Morgan, Lizzy Caplan, Mindy Kaling, Jillian Bell, Lorrainne Toussaint, Michael Shannon and Miley Cyrus—the set sounds like a party of disastrously epic decisions. Director Levine shares his experience:

I sort of treated it like being the host at a party and you want to sit people next to each other who will get along well and you want everyone to have a good time and feel loose, but you also need to get through the meal.

Who knows what any of these people are like in real life? But I’d like to continue to live in my delusional world of feeling like I intimately know all of these wonderful people of my constant pop culture bombardment. Adding to the relatability of the flick, apparently Miley Cyrus is a big fan of Miley Cyrus Seth Rogen. And it got her a shot at the cameo shown in the trailer below, singing her 2013 hit ‘Wrecking Ball’ at some kind of party that I would hope to be invited to, only so I can live stream it from the agoraphobic comfort of my bed.

No comedy (or Christmas season) is complete without a hint of some serious darkness. After all, comedy is tragedy + time. And the darkest days of the year must be accompanied by some heavy seasonal depression. So importantly, the screenplay features anxiety about coming of age, and the terrors of spawning another living thing, coping with loss and the struggle of maintaining friendships while pursuing your goals. It doesn’t get more real than that, but who wants to watch a film like that when we live that? Instead we cushion the blow to our conscious mind by laughing our stoned asses off in itchy wool sweaters.

[Ed. Note: Newest trailer down below…below]

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