Monday, June 8, 2009

The Hangover (2009)

Doug and his three friends travel to Las Vegas two nights before his wedding, so they can have a huge bachelor party.  The next day, the three friends wake up not remembering a thing.  They soon realize that Doug is missing.  The rest of the film is about the three friends trying to retrace their steps to find out when and where they lost Doug.  

I wasn't sure if I would like this movie since I am not a big fan of stupid comedies, but this one is actually good and pretty funny!  It was very funny seeing these three guys trying to figure out what they did the night before.  The things they run into are so funny and random.  Their hotel room is destroyed, a tiger is in the bathroom, a naked chinese man is in the trunk of their car, and they steal a cop car.   And that's only the beginning...

All of the actors are very good in this film.  Ed Helms is super funny playing a dentist who people take advantage of.  Bradley Cooper plays the straight character and he is good in that role.  Zach Galifianakis plays Doug's crazy brother in law.  His character is all out insane.  You have no idea what he is capable of.  He is lovable, but also very creepy.  He is also fat!

The best thing about the movie is the ending.  You feel good for the characters because they have all resolved their issues by this point.  They then find a camera with pictures from the bachelor party.  Since they do not remember a thing, they all decide to look at the pictures, but then delete it afterwards.  The pictures taken are being shown throughout the credits of the film.  This is the best part.  The pictures were hilarious.  I didn't want the picture montage to end!

Overall, "The Hangover" is a very good comedy.  I'm surprised I liked it so much.  There were very funny moments, plus some outrageous scenes as well.  The most outrageous scene is probably when the naked Chinese man is attacking the group.  I have never seen a penis that small.  So gross...

B+  I recommend it.

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