In life or in movies, the cardinal rule is the same. If there is a party, it is bound to get derailed. Sometimes, the obstacles are handleable — overflowing toilets, crying babies, broken tumblers — you name it. At others, the trouble sneaks up on you when you least expect it. You might even end up in the ‘Wild Wild West’ in the thick of the night with only binoculars and a deflated water bottle.
Whether or not you believe in painting the town red all night, since the onset of the pandemic, these kinds of crazy experiences have only been lived vicariously through movies. They say the best kind of party usually involves experiencing the madness from a distance. Be it The Hangover franchise, where the groom goes missing on the day of his wedding, or Thelma and Louise, where two best friends get embroiled in a murder, here’s a list of movies where our protagonists didn’t quite sign up for the kind of party they became a party to.