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Friday, April 10, 2009

Review: THE HANGOVER


The latest from Todd Phillips made me laugh and cringe, sometimes at the same time. The premise of the film is a simple one to follow. Four guys go to Vegas for a bachelor party with the groom. They wake up the next morning and don't remember anything about what happened the night before, including where they left the groom.



This film stars Zack Galifinakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper as our Three Vegas-a-teers in search of their friend Doug, played by Justin Bartha. Zack is Doug's future brother-in-law and Ed and Bradley play Doug's best friends. I don't want to give any of this film away because for fans of a good mystery/outrageous comedy, this certainly will interest you. All of the important question get answered and the movie ends the best way it can.

Friend of The Movie Watch, Ken Jeong, plays an integral part in the story and his performance will stay in your mind for years to come for reasons that you will understand after seeing it. That's not to say that the movie isn't filled with great performances. This is one of the best ensemble comedies in the past couple of years with jokes and physical gags that will keep you in stitches.

I apologize for how vague this review, but there are a lot of jokes and scenes that are interconnected with the main plot that I do not want to ruin it. Go see this movie, it's worth your time.

Just one final word of warning however, in a movie about four guys going to Vegas for a bachelor party, there is more male nudity than female nudity, so leave your kids/cousins/little brothers or sisters at home.

4 stars


The Hangover hits theaters June 5.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sick of male nudity in these R-rated comedies! When will these moron-producers learn that most of the people who go to these comedies are young men and if there is going to be nudity, we want it to be FEMALE nudity! I boycott any film with frontal male nudity.I can handle a naked man's ass if its necessary for the story and they at least show us some boobs.

Wilder Shaw said...

Eh, sometimes it can be funny.

This movie has way too much though.

Way too much.

Patrick Lundberg said...

I will never be able to look Ken in the face again...still funny as all hell though. you're a re-tard

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