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That is one massive Hangover!

I went to see The Hangover last night.  OMG, so hilarious!!!  I have not laughed that much in a long time.  There were a couple of parts where I was laughing so hard tears were streaming down my face.  I didn't expect it to be that funny because I don't normally go for that particular brand of humor, but I really enjoyed it. 

The writing was actually pretty decent for one of those kinds of comedies, but the actors were what made the movie.  All four roles were perfectly cast...Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha each did a tremendous job.  I've loved Ed Helms since his days on The Daily Show (and now on The Office, of course), but I think this is his first major film role where he is one of the leads and he knocked it out of the park.  Bradley Cooper is one of those guys who is both incredibly good looking and incredibly funny -- the perfect combo.  I don't recall ever seeing Zach Galifianakis in anything before this, but he was maybe the funniest one!

Keep in mind that the movie is rated R, so it's not for everybody.  There's both language and nudity, although I didn't really notice the language that much because it was just so damn funny.

Normally I don't pay full price to see movies -- I either go to a matinee or wait to rent the DVD -- because the vast majority of movies are not worth the price.  But in this case it was totally worth the eight bucks!



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Jun. 21st, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
I've heard nothing but rave reviews about this movie, Piney. I may have to carve out some time to see it in the theater, rather than waiting for the DVD to come out (my usual M.O., even with movies I want to see).

Did you watch "Jack and Bobby"? I liked Bradley Cooper in that.
Jun. 21st, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, you have to see it in the theater! When I saw it, everyone in the entire theater was laughing out loud...it was great!

I never watched Jack & Bobby, but I heard good things. It got cancelled after one season, didn't it?
Jun. 21st, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
Just one season; not many viewers, probably because the WB aired it on Wednesday nights opposite TWW, which was kind of dumb, considering most TWW viewers would've enjoyed J&B.

It was really pretty good. Christine Lahti played a college professor and the mom of the titular characters -- we learn (in the pilot, IIRC) that one of these present-day brothers will grow up to be president -- and Bradley Cooper was the grad student with whom she has an under-the-radar relationship. The boys who played her sons were really good. It also had the great John Slattery *points to icon* as the college president.

(And it had Jessica Pare, who is exceptionally easy on the eyes. :-)
Jun. 21st, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, that wasn't a good time slot at all. No wonder I never watched it!

I love Christine Lahti and John Slattery. What a great cast...too bad the show didn't last.
Jun. 21st, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
Sadder still? It seems unlikely to get a DVD release, since so few people watched it, and it wasn't a critics' favorite IMO.

Although I've thought that about other short-lived shows and been proven wrong, so maybe there's hope. :-)
Jun. 21st, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
Every guy I know who's seen this movie loved it. I was a bit dubious because you know guys and their senses of humour but now that a girl likes it too I'm so there ;)
Jun. 21st, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
I felt that way too before I saw it. I thought, "Oh, that's such a guy movie" (and I'm not gonna lie, it definitely is), but my best friend recommended it to me and we have really similar opinions about movies, so I knew if she liked it then I would like it.
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