Church and drugs don’t typically mix well, as we see in the new trailer for The Night Before, starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie. The trio play a group of childhood friends who’ve outgrown an annual Christmas Eve wilding they had previously made into a tradition, but want to go out with a bang. Thanks to Rogen’s wife, played by Jillian Bell, their night out takes some wild turns after she gifts her husband with a box of cocaine and some magic mushrooms.
The “ride or die homies” started their tradition after Ethan (Gordon-Levitt) lost his mom, but now Chris (Mackie) is too famous and Isaac (Rogen) is about to have a baby, so they’ve resolved to leave their unconventional (read: insane) Christmas celebrations behind. From drinking in a graveyard to trying to fit in as many traditions as possible, it’s Christmas Eve like you’ve never seen it — and maybe that’s a good thing. Between the three of them, they manage to share a stage with Miley Cyrus, get involved in a car wreck (while in a Red Bull limo, naturally), and even get punched by Santa.
The trailer culminates with Rogen’s character, accompanied by his wife, at a church service clad in a Star of David sweater and wondering if anyone can tell he’s Jewish. Unfortunately for him — not to mention for everyone at the church, too — the mushrooms and cocaine don’t react so well. Much to his wife’s embarrassment, he ends up vomiting in the aisle before running out shouting, “We did not kill Jesus!”
Based on the trailer, The Night Before looks like fine holiday fun. It’s produced by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, otherwise known as “the guys who brought you This is the End, Neighbors, and almost The Interview.”
The Night Before hits theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.