August 25, 2009
Rated: R Runtime: 99 min Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The Hangover is what raunchy comedies should be. And that is quite simply over the top funny. Make no apologies, there is nothing that goes too far. These guys succeeded, we laughed from start to finish.
The premise is classic. Doug, played by Justin Bartha, is getting married. So, three of his friends are taking him to Vegas for the classic bachelors last stand a couple of days before the wedding. These guys have a night in Vegas that is for the record books.
But the story is told in a very unique manner. We do not see the night, we see the aftermath. The boys wake up in a trashed hotel suite. The groom is missing, so is one of the guys’ pants and underwear. But they do have a few additions including a live tiger in the toilet, a chicken and a baby in the bar. What follows is one absurb hysterical situation after another as they try to unravel what happened and find the missing groom in time to get him home for his wedding the next day.
This is not a huge name cast, nor a big well known director. And I’ve seen some of the stuffy critics reviews. Don’t believe any of them, this movie is flat out funny and looks to be one of the largest comedies of all time. Unfortunately it probably means we’re going to get a run of progressively worse and worse sequels, but hey, enjoy this first one it rocks!
Go see it, grab it on DVD for your collection. I’m sure we have a uncut unrated version to look forward to. This gets 5 stars, I can’t recommend it highly enough. And be sure to stick around for the credits.
Popularity: 67% [?]
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