THE HANGOVER Movie Review
Wow. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been in a L.A. movie theater when an audience has erupted in such a thunderous applause after a movie. I haven’t had a chance to check out other reviews yet, so I’m not sure what the “film snob” circuit is saying, but as a regular person I thought this movie was great. How great? As the credits rolled I was holding my head in my hands trying to process everything I just witnessed while tears streamed down my face and my stomach was in knots from both laughing and viewing some of the most repulsive things I’ve ever seen on film. In short, it was awesome.
I know what some of you might be thinking – a group of guys go to Vegas, get drunk and make some bad decisions, what’s so unique about that? And you’d be right. This is a story line that has been done many times over, but even so, I promise this movie WILL surprise you. It might actually be the shock value that makes it so unexpectedly good. There is also the amazing cast to consider. I’ve been a long-time fan of the comedy genius of Zach Galifianakis and he totally makes the movie. I hope to see him in other projects soon. Also, Ed Helms (Andy from The Office) and Bradley Cooper (Alias) both do an amazing job of creating one of the most shocking, offensive, hilarious movies of the summer.
I don’t want to go anymore into the plot because as I said before it’s the shock value that makes this movie so great and I don’t want to spoil anything. One last thing I will say is that if you have a weak stomach, and/or get easily offended this is not the movie for you. If, however, you are ready to be taking one of the most hilarious and bizarre rides of your life, go check it out.