Director(s): John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein. Cast: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Danny Huston. 100 min. Rated R. Comedy/Mystery.
A well-devised screenplay stunt. A game night between a few couples that is supposed to be a fake kidnapping mystery, becomes a real kidnapping. So during the first half characters are clueless about a crime taking place right before their eyes but the viewer is fully aware, and then during the second half the characters become aware but then the viewer is not sure - is this still real, or fake? With Bateman and McAdams (like always) shining in main roles and Plemmons (like always) as the creepy neighbor, this is entertaining till the very end ... but no further.