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Uno: The Movie is a Let's Play video by Achievement Hunter about a game of Uno for Xbox One gone horribly... horribly wrong.

It all started when, after they recorded the first 50-minute Uno Let's Play, they decided to go again, swapping out Jack for Jeremy, turning on all the optional rules, and upping the point value needed to win to 500. The result is a two-hour-and-forty-four-minute-long epic about the downfall of five men over a card game.

Now has a fanmade trailer and an official trailer. There's also a highlight reel and an IMDb page.

During RTX Austin 2018, it was announced that a sequel is in the works, but it would not manifest until September 9, 2022, with Uno: Infinite, where Achievement Hunter played Uno (albeit at the table with actual cards and not on consoles or computers) with some modifications and involves Audience Participation from RT First members.


"Wow. What, uh, what a hand."

  • Action Prologue: The first Uno video could be considered this, as it's more fast-paced and less complex. Downplayed in that it's 50 minutes long.
  • Adaptation Decay: Factoring in that this is technically a movie, defied. A movie about Uno is 100% about the card game, rules and all. Which winds up making this the most accurate movie adaptation of a board game ever.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: By the end, Jeremy is begging the others not to force him to win. They don't listen just to get the game over with after 2 hours of suffering. Mind, not that Jeremy didn't want the game to end but he believed he didn't have enough points and wanted to help Gavin win as Gavin was closer to 500.
  • Anti-Hero Team: Everyone in the crew loves watching each other writhe in misery, and feel no shame nor remorse in messing with each other For the Lulz. Yet as the game goes on, they end up so sick of it and so exhausted that they collaborate with each other to force someone to win.
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  • Arc Number: 7 and 0, for obvious reasons.
  • Arc Words: "Home" is the keyword present.
    • "Here's looking at you, kid."
  • Ascended Extra: Jack, who appeared in the background, was drafted to take over for Ryan an hour in.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: Jack keeps letting them out whenever something doesn't go his way.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For:
    Geoff: If we played this for 2 hours everyday, I'd have a six pack from laughing so hard.
  • Big "NO!": Jeremy screams this when he's hit by a +8 stack.
  • Big "WHAT?!": All over the place.
  • Big Word Shout: When they finally end the game, everyone starts to scream with joy.
  • Briar Patching: At one point, Geoff plays a 7 from his six card hand to switch with Gavin's five card hand, knowing full well he was giving Gavin a 7. Upon this act, Geoff mentioned that Gavin could get his hand back if he wanted to, which Gavin immediately did so. If you're keeping track of the math, that means Gavin swapped his four card hand for a five card hand, and only realized it mid-action.
    • Gavin attempted to do this by saying he needed it to be green to play his last card so someone would change to his color and win him the game. However he didn't take into account the that someone else would actually want him to win too. Jeremy momentarily wants to leave more than win and changes it to green.
  • The Cameo: Jack appears to be one at the start, but then becomes a main player. Kat Dooley, Michael Jones and the other people who join in in the credits are a straighter example.
  • Catchphrase: "Here's looking at you, kid."
  • Character Development: Everyone is initially eager to play and having fun messing with each other through the game's ridiculous rules, but gradually end up so ravaged by the arduous length of the game they stop enjoying it and eventually try forcing a win from anybody through collaboration just to end it all.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Watching four/five men play Uno? Amusing. Watching four/five men slip into madness and despair as they play Uno for two and a half hours? Hilarious.
  • Credits Gag: There are plenty of them at the end, including but not limited to Ryan being played by himself and Jack, the world "Producer" being misspelled, and the gang getting Caleb's name marked out, claiming he cheated to get put on the credits.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Everyone gets their moments, but Gavin and Jeremy usually take the cake.
    Gavin: (Holding eleven cards) Now, you wouldn't think it, but I can't go.
    Jeremy, after getting screwed by Gavin: Thanks, pal. I'm gonna come at ya hard.
  • Deconstructive Parody: The Let's Play unintentionally deconstructs both Prisoner's Dilemma and Honor Before Reason, showing the struggles and loss of sanity that one goes through when playing a long uninterrupted game of cards. However, it's all played for laughs.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Gavin manages to get a 400-point lead rather early in the game, but it's ultimately Jeremy who manages to steal the win at the very end. Not that anybody's complaining by the end of it.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Around the halfway point, all four players decide to just play normal numbered cards despite having action cards for several turns and all speak with a soft voice more befitting a nature documentary. But eventually, Jeremy ends up screwed over anyway by virtue of not having the right color card after Gavin's turn and expresses his frustration while still keeping up the peaceful tone.
    Gavin: Love eights, love reds.
    (Gavin plays a red 8 card)
    Jeremy: Ooh, hate both of those, you fuckhead.
  • Double Take: They don't notice the game goes to 500 until after the second round is over. "We're gonna be here for the rest of our lives!" indeed.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending:
    • After 2 hours and 37 minutes, Jeremy wins.
    • Technically, Ryan got this trope earlier by leaving and having Jack sub for him.
  • Enemy Mine: By the end, they all team up to make sure that Gavin wins so they can end the game. It fails, but Jeremy wins and ends their hell anyway.
  • The Epic: A two-hour and thirty-seven minute game of Uno.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Ryan loses any sympathy when he screws over Gavin. But he leaves soon after, rendering the heel turn moot. With the exception of extending the game for everyone else. And he was the one who suggested Uno in the first place, according to Off Topic #50. Whether this makes him an affable heel for the entire game or a heel-face revolving door is up to you.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • In the first Uno video, Geoff says "The only real joy to be derived out of life is fucking other people." Cue the movie.
    • Replying to someone's "twist ending" line, Jack said "It was Jeremy the whole time". Guess who won the game.
    • At one point, you can hear someone (most likely Gavin) remark due to the length of the game (keep in mind, this is said in the early portion of the game), that they won't be playing Trivial Pursuit that night. Off Topic #50 reveals that this was the intended game they were to play that day... until Ryan suggested Uno...
    • Jeremy: "I've accepted I won't win."
  • For Want of a Nail: Off Topic #50 revealed that Ryan was the one who suggested playing Uno instead of Trivial Pursuit that fateful day. Combined with how he screwed Gavin over from taking the win just before he left, Ryan only did two small things but created a two and a half hour movie in the process.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: It was supposed to be a quick 30-40 minute video. Things very quickly got out of hand.
  • Greater-Scope Villain:
    • Ryan's last act before he leaves to take care of his children is to land a card which ruins Gavin's chances of winning the current round—because Gavin had a reasonably high score at that point already, it's probable he would have won the whole game had he won that round. Meaning that if Ryan had simply landed the proper card, Gavin would have won and the game would have ended much earlier than how things eventually turned out. What makes it worse for the rest of the cast is that Ryan gets to leave the party and is subbed in by Jack, meaning he doesn't get any comeuppance for his actions and everyone else is forced to reap what he's sown.
    • On Off Topic #50, both Geoff and Gavin confirm that they were initially supposed to play Trivial Pursuit—but Ryan suggested that they play a game of Uno instead. This indicates that Ryan essentially is responsible for creating the whole movie.
    • Geoff set the game to run to 500 points and turned on the 7-0 and stack rules which caused the rounds to last a lot longer, making him the Hidden Villain of the second game. Or rather, since he did the former at the insistence of Gavin, he and Gavin share the role of Hidden Villain and Unwitting Instigatorof Doom.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": The trailer proclaims "But Fuckery Happened. (hee hee, buttfuckery.)"
  • Heroic BSoD: They all eventually realize about 30 minutes in that the game isn't gonna end soon. By the end, Geoff has lost his will to live, Gavin is catatonic, and the others are in a mixed state of despair and cursing.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • Gavin regrets insisting the 500 points limit.
    • Toward the mid-point Jeremy lays down a +2 card, only to have it stacked three times in a row and come full circle to add 8 cards to his hand. The same thing happens to Jack toward the end.
    • Near the middle Gavin only has one card left and keeps lying that it is green, hoping that people will accidentally give him the game in an attempt keep the cards from being green. Jeremy decides for a moment that he wants to go home more than win, and actually changes it green with a wild card. Gavin is forced to draw several cards.
    Gavin: Damn it!
    Jeremy: Well why did you lie?
  • Honor Before Reason: Geoff and Gavin insist on keeping the game going until someone hits 500. The fact that this lasts almost three hours should tell you something.
    • Similarly, none of those playing is willing to throw the game.
    Gavin: Everyone wants to go home, but no one wants to lose.
    • It becomes a subverted trope in the end where they are so burnt out that Jack outright makes Jeremy win by force.
  • Hope Spot: 39 minutes in, Gavin gets to 414 points out of the required 500. The video lasts for another 2 hours after that.
  • The Hyena: Geoff. It cuts out at about 45 minutes in and quickly turns into sobs.
  • Hypocritical Humor: While Jeremy is on the phone with his wife Kat, Gavin complains that the game will never end at the exact same moment that he hits Jeremy with a Draw 2.
  • I Have a Family: Invoked by both Ryan and Geoff. It works for Ryan.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: At one point, Gavin suggests splitting the video into five pieces and uploading it every day for a week, which Geoff agrees could be done. Immediately, Gavin declares that it must be released as a single huge video, which Geoff also agrees with.
  • Implied Death Threat: Several.
    Jeremy: I'm going to step on Gavin's neck later.
    Gavin: I will powerbomb you through a desk, Jeremy.
  • Interface Screw: Near the end, the game glitches out on Gavin's screen so that there's a purple smear over the card pile until the end of the round. He laments that they've been playing so long, not even the game itself can handle it.
  • It's All About Me: Everybody wants to go home, but nobody wants to lose. Later on, they all get so tired of the game that they swallow their pride and collaborate to force someone to win.
  • Karma Houdini: Ryan pulls a move that ruins Gavin's chances of winning the game sooner (and possibly the whole game), but is able to leave the game at that exact moment because he needed to take care of his kids.
  • Kick the Dog: As Ryan is leaving, he intentionally fucks over Gavin so badly that he added an extra hour to the game.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: As soon as Ryan leaves and Jack subs in, Jeremy plays a Draw 2 on Jack, and immediately shouts "Whoops! Didn't mean to play that!" Regardless of whether or not he did, Jack stacks a Draw 2 of his own...and so does Geoff, and so does Gavin, resulting in Jeremy forced to draw eight cards.
  • Leitmotif: The chorus of "Torn" by Ednaswap (famously covered by Natalie Imbruglia) is sung occasionally.
  • Marathon Level: It's Uno for over two hours and was their longest Let's Play for a while, but is now surpassed by "Let's Play - Mario Party 8: 50-Turn Extra Life Extravaganza", a stretch goal of the Extra Life 2016 live stream.
  • The Movie: It is "Uno: the Movie" after all.
  • Morton's Fork: 7s and 0s create this several times throughout the video, since having two of them in the same hand means they have to give their hand away even if their hand is the best. Geoff is forced to draw a few times to avoid giving away his hand when the only thing he could have played was a seven.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Not in the video, where the guys are too depressed or angry to make this kind of joke, but the video itself. A two hour and forty-five minute Let's Play of a card game got a million views in four days, an IMDb page, and now a trope page.
  • Never My Fault:
    • Geoff places the entire blame on Gavin, despite both of them, not just Gavin, insisting that they get to 500 points.
      • Geoff ignores that he was responsible for setting the target to 500 points in the first place and putting on the 0/7 rule despite the previous game taking almost an hour without the 0/7 rule.
    • On Off Topic #50, both Geoff and Gavin blame Ryan for innocently suggesting that they play Uno that day instead of Trivial Pursuit.
  • No Animals Were Harmed: Parodied with "No Michaels were harmed during the making of this video."
  • Oh, Crap!: You can hear the exact moment when they realize that the game is gonna last longer 45 minutes. A lot longer than 45 minutes.
  • The Other Darrin: invoked Parodied: while Jack is tasked with subbing in for Ryan when he can't stay any longer for the recording, the two of them share the "Ryan Heywood" credit in the credits.
  • Overly Polite Pals: Whenever a reverse card is used.
  • Poor Communication Kills: At one point, Gavin only has one red card left and if he wins will take the entire game. Since everyone who calls out what color they have gets inevitably screwed over by someone who plays a wild card picking a completely different color, Gavin tells Jeremy that he actually has a green card, hoping that Jeremy will pick red by accident. Unfortunately, by this point, Jeremy is so desperate to get home that he takes Gavin's lie at face value and calls green, making Gavin draw cards and ensuring that the game goes on.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Ryan tries to end the game early by accumulating a large amount of cards for himself, in the hopes of ensuring that whoever wins the round would win the whole game. He does this because he needs to go home and care for his kids, and there's no one else on hand who could babysit them. When he ultimately does leave the group, his final act is to intentionally land a card which would further lengthen the game, ruining Gavin's chances of winning the round and by extension being technically responsible for why the video is as long as it is.
  • Prisoner's Dilemma: One of the biggest reasons why the game lasts so long is that, despite the fact that everyone wants to go home, nobody wants to lose.
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": Happens near the end. The guys have decided to force Jeremy to win. Jeremy however, doesn't want it, and this trope takes effect after Jack lays down a Wild Card which changes to color to whatever he wants.
    Jack: I'm gonna force Jeremy to win!
    Jeremy: You can't! If you use a Green Zero, it's going to go to Gavin! *Jack lays down a Wild Card.* Oh, hey- NO! NO! NO!
  • Refuge in Audacity: It's a two-hour game of Uno. It's one of the longest videos by far that's been produced by Achievement Hunter as well as one of the longest pieces of media ever put out by Rooster Teeth as a whole. It has an IMDb page, and is one of the most popular comedies on the site. It has a better public reception (and longer runtime) than both Lazer Team and its' sequel, which are both legitimate, professionally-made feature-length films produced by Rooster Teeth.
  • Running Gag: A few:
    • The Ocean (a hand full of blue cards).
    • Someone swearing per card when they draw a large amount of cards.
    • The red 7.
    • "Here's looking at you, kid."
  • Sadist Show: A bunch of friends enjoying dicking each other for over two hours.
  • Sanity Slippage: Everyone over the course of two hours.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Ryan left an hour in and was replaced, unwillingly, by Jack. Justified as he needed to take care of his kids and didn't have anyone on hand who could have babysat them.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Everyone, but especially Jeremy.
  • The Smart Guy: Ryan is the first one to question whether or not it'd be possible to even win the game, and everyone pretty much brushes off all his concerns, until they find out that someone needs to get 500 points to win. When Geoff and Gavin insist on finishing the game the whole way through, Ryan eventually tries stacking up a horde of cards in his hand to guarantee someone would get enough points to finish the game. Ironically, before he leaves to take care of his kids, Ryan screws over Gavin's chances of winning in a critical moment, essentially being responsible for the second half of the movie.
  • Tempting Fate:
    Jeremy: "Ryan is the least threatening person in this Let's Play,"
  • This Is Gonna Suck:
    • It gets to the point where Jeremy actually has to call his wife to let her know he's going to be late getting home.
    • Also when Jack replaces Ryan and realizes that they aren't gonna end at the next match, but are in fact going to 500 points.
  • Three-Act Structure: Unintentionally parodied when the third act starts halfway through the video.
  • Through the Eyes of Madness: Implied by Gavin.
    Gavin: I'm gonna walk outside and see a bunch of Uno cards driving down the street. Cross the Uno, to get to my Uno...
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Everyone. It is common for Player A to let Player B choose the color of A's wild card, only for B to use do something that fucks A over.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Everyone loves messing with each other, so it's rather cathartic when they end up ruining themselves by complete accident or when someone else destroys their chance at a good turn.
  • Unintentionally Unwinnable: Compounding the previous Let's Play's rules of Draw-to-Match and Stacking with the new 7-0 rule and raising the required score to 500 creates a virtually unwinnable game. Draw-to-Match forces players into situations where they will need to draw a large number of cards, which increases the chance that they will find a 0 or 7. This creates large decks with multiple 7's or 0's which will get passed around frequently, as any hand with more than one 7 is a hand which must eventually arm another player with a 7. Players with small hands on the verge of winning are prime targets for swapping, but once their deck is stolen, there is nothing stopping the hand's previous owner from sabotaging the thief by saying "Don't give him a blue" (other than their own faulty memory, which does slip several times as the game draws on), not to mention how the whole round is meaningless if everyone has low cards, as the amount of points depends on how many cards everyone has in the end; this is perhaps one of the reasons that public voice-chat was removed from the game. This leads, inevitably, to more cards being drawn, and the cycle continuing. The game essentially becomes a Prisoner's Dilemma in which self-interest will only prolong the game, requiring cooperation from all four parties to bring it to an end.
    • Overlaps with an In-Universe example as Geoff and Gavin brought this all on themselves when they decided on such a nightmarish ruleset.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Even as much anger towards each other as they have by the end, they're still working together to try and end this thing.
  • With Friends Like These...: Everyone.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: At two separate points, Ryan and Jack falsely assume they won't be playing to 500.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Every time someone keeps the current round from ending, and every time someone wins a round only to not have enough points to win the game, you can hear the despair in their voices deepen.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: The first thing Jack does upon entering the video and reaching a mic?
    Jack: So, of all the games that are out right now, you guys are going with Uno.


No Micheals were harmed in the making of this Let's Play.