Monday, August 10, 2009

The Hangover and two other films reviewed

The Hangover stars 4 B-listers, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Justin Bartha. What an interesting cast: Ed Helms is a former Daily Show star and something like the 5th or 6th most popular character on the Office; Justin Bartha is best known as Nicholas Cage's sidekick in the National Treasure films; Brad Cooper was a member of New York's prestigious actor's studio (think James Lipton) who went on to star as the villanous boyfriend in Wedding Crashers; Zach Galifianakis is known so much more for his stand-up then his acting career that it almost seems like him being in this movie is cross-promotional for his latest comedy tour.

This didn't affect whether I saw the film or not, but without a big name star, the general public is less likely to see this film. However, they did see the film in large droves because it was really good, and therefore, all four actors now will have bigger careers.

Sorry, I'm not giving much a review, but in a nutshell:
The movie is about four friends who go to Vegas for a wild weekend before one of them gets married. They wake up after a really crazy night of partying in a lot of trouble and their friend missing. The plot sounds like something that's been done before but the way surprises come out of left field and hit you before you saw them coming is what makes the film a really fun and unique experience. The movie is entirely solid with very few bad or off-color jokes, which is surprising considering it goes to places that are so ripe for such things to happen.

Here are two other movie reviews:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hangover rocks...

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