A Night at the RoxburyOctober 2, 1998
Two dim-witted brothers dream of owning their own dance club or at least getting into the coolest and most exclusive club in town, The Roxbury.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 5.8/10 (29,653 voted)
Critic's Score: 26/100
Stars: Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell, Raquel Gardner
The Roxbury Guys, Steve and Doug Butabi, want to get into the best club in town, and also hope to open their own club. Vivica, a gold-digging supermodel, and her friend Cambi try to work the Roxbury Guys for their money, only to find out the pair is broke.
Writers: Steve Koren, Will Ferrell
Michael M. Horton
Michael Clarke Duncan
(as Michael 'Big Mike' Duncan)
Roxbury Club Girl
Saturday Night Fever Girl
Flower Customer #1
Release Date: 2 October 1998
Filming Locations: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $9,604,791
(4 October 1998)
(3 January 1999)
Did You Know?
Amy Heckerling directed some scenes (uncredited).
When Steve and Doug are in the van, the hanging flowers behind their heads change color from scene to scene.
I'm used to seeing Doug behind the register. I miss him.
He's in the guest house. It's 10 feet away. It's a mansion in there.
It doesn't have cable.
Yes it does. It has Cinemax!
But there's no HBO! GOD!
[runs off crying]
I'm going out on a limb here. I've just bombed "Joe Dirt," and now I'm
going to do an about-face on modern comedies and argue that "A Night at the
Roxbury" is brilliant. Most critics didn't see a distinction between these
two bombs, but I do.
Comedy oftentimes depends on suffering. Comic protagonists always take a
beating, and we either laugh with them, or at them, or maybe we laugh not at
all because we couldn't care less. The essential question is, are the
protagonists of "A Night at the Roxbury" lovable losers or just totally
annoying dweebs who deserve all the grief they get?
You know my answer already. I love the Butabi brothers. They have a strong
fraternal bond, they're obsessed with Emilio Estevez, and they can't get any
play. What's not to love?
Dan Hedaya is great as the brothers' disgruntled dad, and Chazz Palminteri
does a hilarious cameo as an entrepreneur obsessed with ass-grabbing.
Richard Grieco demonstrates a remarkable sense of humor about himself by
allowing the Butabis to build him up as a big celebrity, when the joke is
obviously that he's a total has-been. What a sport, eh?
Nice song, too. I like this stupid movie. Really, I do.