The First Clip From The Night Before Recalls Iconic Scene From ’80s

Three lifelong best friends, Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have a tradition—they go out and cause mayhem on Christmas Eve. To get a sense of how wild Jonathan Levine’s film might be, take a look at the cast—along with the aforementioned leads, you’ve got the always great Lizzy Caplan and Michael Shannon, Miley Cyrus and Kayne West, and for good measure, Mindy Kaling. That’s a ludicrously potent list of personalities for The Night Before.

And now Sony Pictures has dropped the first clip, a suitably NSFW musical number that recalls the giant keyboard scene at F.A.O. Schwarz from Big when Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia play “Heart and Soul.” For a refresher, here's that classic scene:

Now, have a look at The Night Before's hat tip to the keyboard scene. Only, this being a Seth Rogen movie, you can be sure that’s "Heart and Soul" is not the tune these friends decide to tap out.

The Night Before opens on November 20.

Featured image: L-r, Anthony Mackie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star in Columbia Pictures' "The Night Before."


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