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The Hangover – Comedy

June 15th, 2009
The Hangover - Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms

The Hangover - Bradley Cooper

Rating: ★★★★★

Movie: The Hangover (2009)

Studio : Legendary Pictures

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Runtime : 100min

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The Hangover follows four friends as they recuperate from a wild bachelor party in Las Vegas the night before. Their action-packed fun comes to an abrupt halt when they realize the groom of the wedding is missing, and with misty eyes and splitting headaches, the crew must make sense of their hazy remnants of memories. Slowly but surely, the guys acquire clue after clue and jump from lead to lead in an attempt to retroactively reconstruct the night in order to save the wedding later the next day.

Already being hailed as a strong candidate for best comedy of 2009, The Hangover provides a perfect cast with raunchy yet sensible comedy in a fairly relatable situation: the crazy party scene of Las Vegas made possible by thorough intoxication. Comedic heavyweights such as Zach Galifianakis (Dog Bites Man) and Ed Helms (The Office) play extremely different characters, but effectively evoke the same type of uncontrollable belly-laughter that makes this film so praiseworthy. Stu (Ed Helms) is the most mature of the bunch, but is also the quickest to rebel as he finally has some freedom from his overbearing and emotionally abusive girlfriend, who constantly calls to check on him. Stu is that guy that everybody knows, the type that is plagued by incessant misfortune, but you just can’t stop yourself from laughing at his unlucky situations and pitiful lamentations. Alan (Zach Galifianakis) is the eccentric brother of the bride, a sort of peculiar character whose generally awkward and slightly clueless demeanor yields unintentional humor line after line.

The range of characters and consistent production of ridiculous humor greatly outweighs the drawbacks of this movie. The pace is a bit slow, but the story seems to get more and more intriguing as the viewer gets another piece of the events that transpired. All in all, The Hangover is a certifiably amusing tale with sustained comedy and an unconventional method of storytelling.

-Daniel S.

Comedy, In Theaters