After four weeks, we finally sat down to watch 2009’s breakout comedy The Hangover. The film was directed by Todd Phillips, and stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galiafianakis. I think, at this point, hasn’t everyone seen this film but us? Four guys head to Las Vegas for a swingin’ bachelor party, and three of them wake up the next morning with no recollection of the night before. Furthermore, the groom-to-be is missing, and the guys follow various clues to backtrack their evening of debauchery (and dare I say it, chicanery?) to find the groom.
Although the Blu-ray disc contained both the rated and unrated version my wife “woosed out” on watching the unrated version. Having watched the rated R version, I’m curious to know what the heck they took out that was too crazy for normal consumption. The Hangover was hilarious, it didn’t hit slow parts, and I found it to be fun movie to watch. I was laughing hard at times, which is always a good sign of a comedy. If you examine the film, there are no big-name celebrities, so I hope this is another nail in the coffin in the Hollywood belief that studies should pay celebrities big money to bring in the audience. If you have a good movie, people will come.