Monday, January 25, 2010

The Hangover (2009) R - 4 Stars

While there is nothing funny about capitalising on alcoholism, I have to say this movie is freaking hilarious. I can't remember the last time I gave a comedy 4 stars and even the closing credits, which I rarely watch, end the movie on a humorous high. Completely refreshing with nothing completely predictable. However, when I lent it to my neighbor, she didn't think it was funny at all and extremely predictable. Goes to show, one woman's trash is another woman's treasure. For me, BIG thumbs up and WTG!!!

Four friends set out on a Las Vegas adventure two days before one is about to get married. Well, three friends and a tag along from the brides side that after a night of escapades, they loose the groom.

Doug (Justin Bartha), is getting married it two days. He and three of his groomsmen, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis), head to the "Sin City," Las Vegas, for one last blow out before the ball and chain sets in.

The next morning, when they finally come to not knowing any details of the night before, their Caesars Palace Suite has been completely trashed. A baby is found in the closet, a tiger has taken ownership of the bathroom, and the soon to be groom is no where to be found. The trio tries to obtain clues on Doug's disappearance by retracing their steps from the night before. Problem is no one can remember many details and time is of the essence to find Doug and get him back to the alter in the next 24 hours.

Awards include:

2009 - Detroit Film Critics Society - Best Ensemble
2009 - Hollywood Foreign Press Association - Best Picture - Comedy or Musical

Green Hat Films, Legendary Pictures, Inc., Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Todd Phillips, Jon Lucas, Jeremy Garelick
Producers: Daniel Goldberg, Todd Phillips
I viewed 12/09

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The best movie ever! Can't wait for part 2! You can also watch it here, Hangover!