Monday, June 15, 2009

Movie Review - The Hangover

I saw The Hangover this past weekend. I wasn't expecting much - how many times can you do the same story - bunch of drunk guys, and in Vegas, no less? I was pleasantly surprised.

The premise is that a group of three friends are headed to Vegas for a bachelor's party night two days before one of them is due to get married. The groom invites his future brother-in-law also who is very strange and a huge comic relief the entire time. He is so weird it makes scene almost uncomfortable and that's funny. So they go to Vegas, go out, and wake up the next morning with the room trashed and can't remember a thing. They had apparently been drugged. Oh, and there's one small problem - the groom is missing and they can't find him.

They call the girls and say they got comped another night and they'll leave early the morning of the wedding to arrive on time. The entire next 24-hours they spend backtracking through witnesses and ticket stubs trying to figure out what happened in order to find their friend. To say they got in a bit of trouble and some hilarious situations is an understatement. And there was a wrap-up at the end that was great.

If you want a great laugh, this is the movie to see. Like I said, I wasn't expecting anything good at all, and I actually got funny. Very rare - and very nice!

Deadly DeLeon

10 comments:

Keri Ford said...

I've been seeing this advertised and it looks so funny. I can do entertaining cliche and not have a problem with it in the slightest!

terrio said...

I actually want to see this one since most of the gags in the trailer and commercials don't look like the same old stuff. Since my kiddo leaves for the summer this weekend (I'm already weepy), maybe I'll go see this to give myself a good laugh.

Caroline said...

That sounds very funny. I love laughing and I’d much rather go to a comedy than horror movie. This Saturday night on a whim we saw, The Land of the Lost, with Will Farrell. Im not a fan but we were out to dinner with my M-I-L and decided to go. I was surprised that we all laughed so much. And that feels great.

Thanks for the review on The Hangover. I’ll definitely catch it now…

~Caroline

Estella said...

I have seen this advertised on tv.

Jana DeLeon said...

Keri - you will really enjoy it, I'm sure.

Jana DeLeon said...

terrio - It's really not the same old stuff, which is rare! And it's definitely good for a laugh.

Jana DeLeon said...

Caroline - I love a good comedy too, but it's amazing how many are just not funny. I'm glad to know that Land of the Lost was good. I'm seeing that next.

Jana DeLeon said...

Estella - well, if you like stupid man stuff - but funny - then you will like it.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Thanks for the tip...I'll have to check it out!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Christie Craig said...

Jana,

My hubby and son went to see it and they gave a good score. I was sorry that I missed it.

CC