Two days before the wedding, the four men in the wedding party – Doug, Doug’s two best buddies Phil Wenneck and Stu Price, and Tracy’s brother Alan Garner – hop into Tracy’s father’s beloved Mercedes convertible for a 24-hour stag party to Las Vegas. The morning after their arrival in Las Vegas, they awaken in their hotel suite each with the worst hangover. None remembers what happened in the past twelve or so hours. The suite is in shambles. And certain things are in the suite that shouldn’t be, and certain things that should be in the suite are missing. However they are on a race for time as if they can’t find Doug in the next few hours, they are going to have to explain to Tracy why they are not yet back in Los Angeles. And even worse, they may not find Doug at all before the wedding. -imdb.com
I got the chance to see this movie yesterday at the new Cineplex of Ali Mall in Cubao because there was a very big gap between my two interviews. The first one was finished at roughly around 10:20 AM and I was endorsed for final interview at 4:30PM. What the heck am I going to do with 6 full unplanned hours? I spent the next 30 minutes walking around the Eastwood City in Libis and contarary to popular belief, it was boring as hell (during daytime?). Though the place is a “Cyberhub” and was surrounded by high-rise condo units, there was nothing entertaining you could do. (No, I don’t have ridiculous amounts of money to burn at expensive coffeeshops. Sorry.) Darn.
Suddenly, I found myself back in Cubao, right around noon and saw the poster of The Hangover. Awesome!
I was not disappointed! Though I felt a little tired from walking around a mini-metropolis AND after a job interview AND before another big one, this movie lifted my mood! It was funny as hell and it wasn’t even trying! The director, Todd Phillips and the writers did a really great job in this movie. The movie started with a scene where Phil (Bradley Cooper) called to inform Tracy (Doug’s fiancee) that the wedding “ain’t going to happen.” The first three minutes of this film got me instantly hooked and wanting for more. The cinamatography was great featuring the great sights and scenes from Las Vegas.
The whole movie was a roller-coaster ride of the crudest, tasteless, offending jokes ever assembled in a movie but it’s flat out hilarious! From tigers in your bathroom, chickens unexplainably roaming around your Las Vegas suite or just peeing in a boxing legend’s pool, I guarantee that you’ll laugh your ass out.
The performances of the main actors even including the extras such as the girl playing the hotel receptionist, Mr.Chow, Jade (Heather Graham) and many more were very entertaining and really convincing. The plot was even engaging enough to keep you wondering what would happen next. Yes it was dumb and I bet your mother would frown upon seeing this movie but is the “smartest” dumb comedy of the year! Galifianakis’ character, Allen, shined in this one, making you think where was this guy all this years?! He held his own, and his character was stark different than his other buddies in the film, but he made it work and was damn good doing it.
The perfect movie for you and your friends and it’ll make you wish that hangovers were really this good. It delivered on what it pormised us it would do: make us laugh! Watch it, grab your buddies and spike your drinks with Roofies (or not!) and your in for one helluva good time!