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The Hangover – Movie/DVD Review

The Hangover

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha
Directed by Todd Phillips

Rated: R
Run Time: 100 mins
Genre: Comedy/ Adventure
5 frames out of 5

What does a tiger, baby and a missing tooth all have in common? Not a whole lot if you can’t remember the night before.

Doug Billings (Justin Bartha) is set to be married in 48 hours. His closest friends want to give him the most memorable send off into married life as humanly possible. What is the best way to do so? They plan to have a boys trip to Las Vegas and anticipate to be back in time for the wedding. Sounds harmless, right? Not if your future brother in law, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) drugs you and your friends with roofies. Then your other buddies Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Stu (Ed Helms) take you out drinking at the casinos. It’s a party right?

Everything is great until they wake up the next morning with a killer hangover, a trashed hotel room and no memory of what has happened the past 12 hours. They quickly realize that they can’t find Doug and have to retrace their steps to find their friend and get him back home in time for his wedding. Along the way Stu, Phil and Alan encounter tigers, a baby, angry mobsters and various other characters that leave them dazed and more confused.

The Hangover is one of those movies that you think by watching the trailer that all the funny parts are there. So untrue for the actual film. The Hangover will leave you with a sore stomach from laughing so hard. Unless you’re a non drinker or never been to Vegas, you can relate on some level. The chemistry between all the lead actors is phenomenal and leave you wishing that these guys would party with you.

Things to watch for: When they wake up from partying the night before – so much random stuff. Stu’s song at the piano is fantastic. So many quotable lines and stay tuned to the end credits – it helps explain what actually happened.

Who should see this movie: Everyone that has had a hangover or been to Las Vegas. Everyone that has had a hangover in Las Vegas.

Buy it or Rent it on DVD: Buy it, you won’t be sorry


December 15, 2009 - Posted by | dvd releases, entertainment news, film reviews, movie critic review, Movie Review, movies, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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