Movie Review: The Hangover
Supergenius should have seen this instead of Land of the Lost. What was he thinking? This movie was hilarious.
It has something for everyone. A random chicken. Mike Tyson. A tiger. Tasering. Missing teeth. The Hangover delivers the goods consistently throughout. Much like Old School, it has both frantic comic high-jinks and heart.
Zach Galifianakis gives a breakout performance, and Bradley Cooper establishes himself as a viable comic lead. Ed Helms (the loveable Andy Bernard from The Office) also shines as a doormat dentist that learns how to live.
Decidedly not PG-13, The Hangover actually shows some restraint considering it’s based on a bachelor party in Vegas, that is until the closing credits, so close your eyes at that point if you go to see it and are easily disturbed.
What really makes this film work is the innovative idea of reconstructing the events of a night of mayhem. The audience gets bits and pieces of a night that the main characters can not remember, and it is not seeing the events, but only their aftermaths, that makes this film great. Possibly even classic.