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Some guy's just can't handle Vegas
The Hangover (DVD)
Member Name: carlz2001uk
The Hangover (DVD)
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I don't really do comedy films, it's a bit of a joke in our house, I just tend to find them stupid and actors like Will Ferrell make me want to scratch my eyes out more than watch a film with him/similar actors in. So imagine my joy when The Hangover lands through my letterbox, after my husband had got a little too excited with the Love film list! Well I have to say, this film had me after a few minutes. Hooray, Carly has a sense of humour finally! The point I'm trying to make is, if I found this funny, every normal person out there will think this is hilarious!
So, the gist of the film is as you would imagine - the hangover from hell. Two friends, the brides weird brother and the groom all make their way to Las Vegas three days before the wedding for the ultimate lads night out and ultimately the last night of freedom for groom Doug Billings (Justin Bartha). But what actually happens is they all get so wasted that when the film flashes from them leaving the hotel for their night out to the next morning, they all have absolutely no memory of the night before, have totally wrecked their suite in Caesar's Palace, found a tiger (and a baby) in the suite and.... lost the groom.
The film has been nominated for several awards including a Golden Globe and it's clear to see why, with fantastic acting, hilarious situations and cringingly embarrasing moments, this film will go down in comedy history as the ultimate guy film.
The film had me hooked in the opening scenes when Phil (Bradley Cooper - the eye candy of the film!!) rings the bride to tell her they have lost Doug, she obviously freaks out and reminds him she is getting married in five hours, to which he simply replies 'yeah, thats' not gunna happen.'
The film then flashes back to the stag group trying to find out what actually happened the night before, with a trip to hospital, the little white chapel, a gun battle with a gangster and of course a trip to jail. Hopefully along the way they just might find Doug!
The film along the way also explores the characters with Phil a playboy who is 'happily married' with a kid, Stu (Ed Helms) in a relationship with a psycho woman who checks his bank statements and phone bills and who thinks he is actually in a quiet, quaint hotel in some little village somewhere, and of course Alan (Zach Galifianakis) - the brides brother - who doesn't seem to be able to behave correctly in social circles, and in a hilarious moment asks the receptionist in Caesar's Palace if Caesar actually lived there!
I can't recommend this film enough!
Summary: 5 stars