Author: Sheridan Nunnery

Female-Driven Films: Reception and Impact of ROUGH NIGHT

The movie Rough Night follows the reunion of five friends who get together to have a bachelorette party. Jess (Scarlett Johansson) is getting married, and a fun night away in Miami with her friends is exactly what she needs to take her focus off of a stressful state senate campaign. But the celebration is cut short when a freak accident ends with the entertainer the women hired died on their floor; by their hands. To say that they have a rough night is a pretty large understatement. Not only does this movie feature a mainly female-cast, but it is also the directorial debut of Lucia Aniello a female filmmaker, settling this film in the category of female-driven films due to its involvement of women in the production of the movie. This film is female-driven too because every decision these women in the film drives the plot forward. Do they hide the body, or call the police? Women have a central role both on and off-screen, making this a female-driven film. Without these women, this movie …

Sheridan Nunnery is a rising junior and a Cinema Studies major with a specialization in filmmaking.