The Hangover movie review
I crawled along to the movies this weekend to catch "The Hangover". Directed by Todd Phillips, the guy behind Old School and Road Trip, "The Hangover" follows the trials and tribulations of a group of four friends who travel to Les Vegas for a bachelor party. Hilarity ensues when three of the guys wake up the next morning, with memory loss, and without the groom, whose wedding is scheduled for the next day.
The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, and Heather Graham, and with the exception of Bradley Cooper (Sydney Bristow's old housemate from Alias) and Heather Graham, I hadn't seen any of the other actors in any major roles before.
So three guys wake up in a plush hotel suite that looks like it's been done over by the Who and Led Zepplin in the same night. One guy is missing a tooth, there is a baby in the closet, a tiger in the toilet, a chicken running around and a smoking lounge chair. The room has everything, besides the groom. The three buddies then turn hung over detectives, attempting to retrace their steps from the previous evening, in order to track down there lost amigo. The film rolls on from there. Think "Dude Where's My Car" but funny.
The Hangover was laugh out loud funny. There aren't really any flat spots, and thankfully the film steers away from a deep and meaningful conclusion. Zach Galifianakis as the socially awkward, soon to be brother-in-law, Alan is a stand-out. He's random and weird.
If you are after no-brainer laughs, go check out The Hangover. Overall, 4 out of 5 pickles.
During the previews I also saw the teaser trailer for the new Sacha Baren Cohen film Bruno. It looks like a cracker.