Kevin Hart and Regina King in About Last Night.

Don’t disregard this film as just another unnecessary remake of an ’80s film: Kevin Hart and company make the latest adaptation of David Mamet’s play Sexual Perversity in Chicago a wildly entertaining endeavor.

Hart—who lights up any film he shows up in, even when the movie stinks—plays Bernie, a player who finds himself in a relationship with the fiery Joan (Regina Hall). While Bernie and Joan experience a wild roller-coaster ride of sex and spats, Bernie’s best bud, Danny (Michael Ealy), winds up dating Joan’s best friend, Debbie (Joy Bryant). The two have a one-night stand that turns into a long-term relationship replete with all the problems of a relationship that started up way too fast.

The main reasons to see the film is Hart and Hall, who are a crack-up under the direction of Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine). However, Ealy and Bryant make an appealing and intriguing screen couple, so the movie doesn’t nosedive when the action switches to them.

This remake is better than the original, which starred Rob Lowe, Demi Moore and flippin’ James Belushi. Screw that movie.

About Last Night is playing at theaters across the valley.