Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Hangover

The Hangover is about three buddies who take a fourth to Las Vegas for a weekend bachelor party prior to his wedding.
It takes the "What happens in Vegas..." theme to whole new heights, but falls flat in many places, and in most places isn't even all that funny.

The predictable stuff takes place, and the morning after all the fellas wake up to vicious hangovers, no memories of the night before, and discover they have lost the groom.
And so the film goes, as the remaining three attempt to retrace their steps, following various clues, in a crusade to recover the groom in time for his wedding.
This part is actually kinda fun.

Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha (all of whom I've never heard of before) as the four friends; Rachael Harris as the girlfriend who justifies the art of bitch slapping; Boxer Mike Tyson as himself; and Heather Graham as a stripper/whore who provides one of the better characters that I would consider among the few bright spots.

Overall, so-so.
If you want to see a comedy, and aren't too picky, this will fill the bill. It was worth the admission price, but then again, I wasn't doing much else to kill the time, anyway.

And it is a break from the vast array of comic book/superhero based movies that seem to be polluting the screens the last year.

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