This season, Hollywood is invested in celebrating the films they love while dodging the cultural bullets coming at them from every angle.
Underlying many scenes is a strain of eeriness, as if the film were offering up a post-human spin on Pretty in Pink.
Burnham discusses how his film is an extension of his comedy work.
The film is always at least gut-rumbling and keeps its humor in situations that are morose and awkward.
To some degree, Rough Night’s attention to character detail compensates for its weaknesses as a comedy.