The Night Before parents guide

The Night Before Parent Guide

These creatures are stirring for trouble on Christmas Eve.

Release date November 20, 2015

Hoping for a holly, jolly Christmas Eve, three friends (Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie) set out to find trouble in New York City -- as is their annual tradition.

Why is The Night Before rated R? The MPA rated The Night Before R for drug use and language throughout, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity.

Run Time: 101 minutes

The Night Before
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Night Before rated R? The Night Before is rated R by the MPAA for drug use and language throughout, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity.

- Brief non-graphic violence.
- Scenes that may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Frequent detailed sexual references.
- Simulated sexual activity.
- Portrayals of sexual activity, with some detail and no nudity.
- Full frontal nudity in a brief sexual situation.
- Breast and male genital nudity seen in a sexual context.
- Sexual innuendo.
- Crude and offensive scenes.
- Embracing and kissing.

Approximately 230 instances of coarse language, including:
- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive.
- Frequent use of scatological slang.
- Infrequent use of vulgar expressions.
- Slurs and sexual references.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Pervasive illegal drug use, including depictions and references to marijuana, cocaine, MDMA and hallucinogens.
- Excessive alcohol use.
- Tobacco use.

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News About "The Night Before"

Note: This movie was formerly called the Seth Rogen/Joseph Gordon-Levitt Christmas Movie. From the Studio Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they're entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball - the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cast and Crew

The Night Before is directed by Jonathan Levine and stars Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Night Before movie is March 1, 2016. Here are some details…

The Night Before releases to home video on March 1, 2016.

Related home video titles:

Another man spends Christmas Eve searching for meaning and purpose in It’s A Wonderful Life. Hoping to celebrate the season with something more family friendly? Look for more a simple explanation of the first Christmas with A Charlie Brown Christmas, and a child’s point of view about Santa and presents in A Christmas Story.