Friday, May 29, 2009

The Hangover: Ignorance Ain't So Blissful

"Blame it on the vodka, blame it on the Henny, blame it on the Goose that's gotcha feeling loose. Blame it on the ac-ac-ac-ohol."--

Yes, blame it on the alcohol as to why in "The Hangover" three grown men, after a wild night in Vegas, wake up to find a hungry tiger in their hotel bathroom, an angry, naked man in the trunk of their car, and their best friend--who's scheduled to be married in a matter of hours--missing. Did I forget to mention they discover a baby in a closet? Hands and red cups down, this hilarious film is the perfect example as to why some people really shouldn't be allowed to drink anything stronger than Kool-Aid.


In "The Hangover" the trouble begins innocently enough. Doug (Justin Bartha) and his best friends, Phil and Stu (Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms), and his future brother-in-law, Alan (Zach Galifianakis), road trip to Vegas for a memorable bachelor party. They get an amazing suite at a luxury hotel on the strip and then head out to have some fun.

So what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Lies, myths, and fairy tales! The foursomes' *ho-clivities and proclivities of the night are so crazy, they're too many witnesses to kill and bribe to keep it a secret.


Keeping their iniquities in Sin City seems easy to do considering they can't remember BEEP! of the night before. All they know is they've got a luxurious suite that now appears they partied like 10 rock stars in it and a short time to get Doug to his wedding. WHAT THE ....!

In order to solve the mystery of the missing groom to be, the guys attempt to retrace their drunken steps. As they go about piecing together the comical details even more hell breaks loose. And to make matter worse, they're paid an unexpected visit by former Heavy Weight Champion, Mike Tyson--one more person they managed to piss off throughout the night.


These guys definitely get high and by with a little help from each other. And as the comedy unfolds, you see the distinct personalities of each character stand out. Each guy adds his own brand of humor to the film. Undoubtedly, the most hilarious character is Alan (Zack Galifianakis) a.k.a Fat Jesus (Lord, that's funny!). This actor is drop jaw funny and definitely a scene stealer.

Overall, "The Hangover" is a fun flick. But don't get caught up in details like just how was a live tiger brought into a luxury hotel without notice or why would a mother knowingly leave her child with a crew of drunk men? Don't over-think it. It's a comedy not a documentary.

Directed by Todd Phillips ("Old School") "The Hangover" hits theaters June 5, 2009. Check out the website HERE for cast bios, downloads, and promotions.

*ho-clovity: (n) the natural or habitual or tendency to act like a "ho." : A ho-clivity to make-out with strangers at a club. Plural ho-clovities. Note: This word is an Alice R. Fuller original. Any use beyond this blog, please give proper credit. Lol.

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