The Binge is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Jeremy Garelick and written by Jordan VanDina. It stars Skyler Gisondo, Eduardo Franco, Dexter Darden, Vince Vaughn, Grace Van Dien and Zainne Saleh.
The Binge was released on in the United States on August 28, 2020, by Hulu.
Two male standouts from the riotous femme-forward Booksmart take another crack at high-school debauchery in Jeremy Garelick’s The Binge, a Hulu teen comedy that seriously raises the stakes on the old “this one big party will make us legends!” routine: In a playful riff on the Purge movies, it imagines an America where there’s only one night a year on which booze and drugs are even available — and they’re legal for everyone above the age of 18.
Though it doesn’t rise to the level of the aforementioned film (how many comedies do?), this is a raucous, happily irresponsible party that should help locked-in, bottled-up Americans release some steam. The only downside to its being released when we need laughs so desperately is that this is just the kind of pic that becomes several times as funny when seen in a packed theater.
An introductory voiceover cheekily explains the premise and implies that, unlike all prohibitions in history, this one actually works. Somehow, drugs and alcohol are completely unavailable for 364 days a year, then everywhere you look on that one blessed holiday.