I will acknowledge that we are late in writing this review. Alison and I saw The Hangover weeks ago, but between moving and changing jobs, life got in the way of our writing schedule. We’re back and settled in at our new homes and jobs now though. The only problem is, much like what takes place in The Hangover, I’m struggling to remember exactly what I experienced watching it. I know it was awesome, but I’m trying to remember exactly what made it so…
Ah yes, it’s starting to come back to me – the delicious Mr. Bradley Cooper! So…I may have had a *slight* crush on Bradley Cooper for the past six or seven years – ever since I came to know him as ‘Will’ on Alias. By *slight* crush I mean that a few years ago I met a girl through my flatmate who had dated/was dating one of Bradley’s costars of Kitchen Confidential. I think I squeaked out, “Kitchen Confidential, with Bradley Cooper?!”
She replied, “Oh yeah, Bradley’s lovely…”
Me: “You know him?”
Her: “Yeah, he’s a bit mental…” (and I’m using the ellipses there because that’s where I stopped listening and started imagining the long and happy life Bradley and I would lead together after this girl set the two of us up. She could have been saying he enjoys harming puppies and I would not have heard a word of it.)
Besides Bradley, what’s not to love in the other two stars, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis? They are adorably funny men. Just as proof on how funny they are, here is a clip from Zach Galifianakis’s Funny or Die interview series, “Between Two Ferns.” Oh yeah, there’s a v. cute baby wearing sunglasses in the film too! All in all, The Hangover is a fun, funny movie. A tiger loose in a bathroom, Mike Tyson singing Phil Collins, roofies – you can’t go wrong.
I recommend seeing The Hangover in the theater (although most of you probably already have by now). I even recommend it to my mom, who will probably pretend she is offended by some of the bluer jokes, but she will still laugh at them.
You know a hangover is bad when it takes you over a month to review a movie that was probably one of your favorites of the past 5 years. Okay, I may be exaggerating just for the sake of having a dramatic first sentence to this review, but the truth is I was hungover when I went to see The Hangover. I believe it was from tequila. There isn’t anything much worse than a tequila hangover. Especially if you’re someone like me who doesn’t drink very often and thus has a super low tolerance (I’m a cheap date). I didn’t wake up with a tiger in the bathroom, but I did wake up wondering about some of my tequila-induced choices from the night before. Like ironically dancing on a bar. Even if you were doing it ironically (to make fun of the girls who were doing it for real), it may still be a choice that could prevent one’s future bid for Congress. Luckily I work in comedy and have no political aspirations. Anyway, back to the movie review…
I loved this movie. There are soooooooo many movies that call themselves comedies, where you’re lucky to even laugh once. I was laughing (big guffaws) throughout the entire film and the revealing title sequence. I find the term side splitting to be cheesy, but it’s an accurate one for this film. It’s fucking funny (I realize I just used the f-word, but it’s accurate – this movie is fucking funny). And what an awesome cast. Bradley Cooper is as funny as he is easy on the eyes, am I right ladies? (This is where IF Jessica and I wrote sitting side by side, we’d high five, but we don’t, so no high five for now.) I’ve always liked Ed Helms from his work on The Office, but now I’d say he’s inching his way into the love list with little hearts next to his name. He really holds his own in a huge summer movie. And then there’s Zach Galifianakis…if I could do a cartwheel in his name, I would. He’s awesome. I was already a huge fan from his work on “Between Two Ferns” (see above link). He can make anything funny. And I would say he is the hilarious center of this movie’s success.
LA Viewers: You’ve probably already seen it by the time I’ve written this review, but if you haven’t, go now and then watch Between Two Ferns on Funny or Die. Worth paying full price at the Grove or Arclight.
Translation for non-LA viewers: Unless you’re my mom, go see it right now (Mom, if you’re reading this, you will not like this movie). Go with friends and laugh your ass off.
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