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Star Cinema Movie Review of The Hangover

hangoverThe Hangover Rated R Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes 2.5 stars out of 4 We've heard this type of story before: guys have a crazy bachelor party and have to pick up the pieces the day after.  However, this one is told a little differently then the others.  A story about guys being stupid and doing really stupid things can be either really funny or really stupid.  The Hangover tends to fall more on the funny side, but at some points I felt like it was trying too hard to be off-the-wall. Zach Galifianakis does a great job of playing the rather quirky future brother-in-law of Justin BarthaBradley Cooper plays the Vince Vaughan type of role.  He's a little too cool for the room and you're not sure if you like him or he's just a trouble maker.  Ed Helms plays a straight-laced dentist who has a nagging girlfriend and really just needs to cut loose. In this movie, the guys have a wild night which we don't get to see.  We follow them the next morning as they try to find the groom who has disappeared.  The movie does throw in a good dose of random with a cameo by Mike Tyson, but sometimes it feels like this movie is just trying to be random to be random.  It's a good laugh, but I don't think I'll be quoting lines from this movie for years to come.  By the way, be sure to stay and watch the photo montage during the credits. starYou can see this movie at Star Cinema.  Click here for showtimes.

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06/08/2009 3:21PM
Star Cinema Movie Review of The Hangover
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06/10/2009 1:58AM
Ryder J.
Well-written review. In addition, “The Hangover” is a worthy entrant into the “guy movie” hall of fame. It’s got laughs, drugs, tomfoolery, bodily harm, strippers, and a Mike Tyson cameo. The movie is about a trip to Las Vegas for a bachelor party, and the events of which are recounted as the characters sober up, and look into payday loans to cover the money they spent. “The Hangover” is a worthy entrant into the “guy movie” hall of fame. It’s got laughs, drugs, tomfoolery, bodily harm, strippers, and a Mike Tyson cameo. If you were going down the list of things needed for a comedy to take flight you’d find them all here; the three main players pass the ball, the chemistry works, and the film never devolves into that most debilitating trope of the romantic comedy - a serious third act. If you’re a fellow, or the person who monitors your fellow’s entertainment intake I highly recommend giving this a watch. It’s nicely done. Films detailing "lost weekends" spent in Sin City are becoming a genre unto themselves, as the town is noted for a touch of Bacchanalian excess, with tradition extending before Hunter Thompsons' landmark novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Still, there ought to be plenty of payday cash for the producers if receipts match "The Hangover" reviews.
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