The Hangover

Year: 
2009
Rated: 
R
Genre: 
Comedy
Director: 
Todd Phillips
Writer(s): 
Jon Lucas
Scott Moore
Actor(s): 
Bradley Cooper
Justin Bartha
Ed Helms
Zach Galifianakis
Heather Graham
Runtime: 
100
Rating: 
Four BOBs
Review: 

It had been sitting on my DVR since last May, I FINALLY got around to seeing The Hangover.

It's everything I thought it would be...and more. Seriously, I couldn't stop laughing. Even after hearing about it endlessly for almost 2 years, seeing all the press, hearing people quote it ("I am a one man wolf pack."), all the spoofs, even a CSI: Miami rip-off episode...The Hangover exceeded my expectations of fuckedupedness. I don't think I've laughed this hard since Old School. Coincidence? I think not...

The music was priceless. I was fucking shocked that the movie opened with Danzig...not that there's anything wrong with that...I missed it while viewing, but there's a Treat Her Right song on the soundtrack album. NOW THAT'S QUALITY MUSIC RIGHT THERE. I need to buy the soundtrack now. Oh yeah, The Dan Band was back again as well...

I just wanted to punch Bradley Cooper in the face. I don't think it was just his douchey character Phil, either. I wanted to punch him in the face in Kitchen Confidential (yes, I am one of the eight people who actually watched that show) and I wanted to punch him in the face in Nip/Tuck (he played the TV star that broke his back trying to "Namaste" himself). I can't think of anything else that I've seen him in, so maybe I only know his douchey side? I've got to admit though, if I was a widow, I'd totally fuck him in a Burger King bathroom and then deny it later.

I was a fan of Zach Galifianakis long before The Hangover...notwithstanding G-Force, of course. Since his second stint hosting SNL, he's definitely proven himself as a comedy force...a force that is not afraid to show an unfortunate amount of skin. I wonder if he gets a lot of tail? For the record, I would not have sex with him, bathroom or otherwise.

I wouldn't have sex with Ed Helms or Ken Jeong either. Justin Bartha...no way, he's been tainted by an Olsen Twin, not sure which one. Mike Tyson...NO. Heather Graham...certainly, definitely yes. I'll always have a soft spot for Annie.

Well...this review degenerated rather quickly. Let's talk about the sequel...the boys go to Thailand...it seems like a money grab, but then again, I didn't think Harold and Kumar could make the magic last, but they proved me wrong. Here's to artistic integrity!

 

 

 

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