When three friends finally come to after a raucous night of bachelor-party revelry, they find a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom. But they can't seem to locate their best friend, Doug -- who's supposed to be tying the knot. Launching a frantic search for Doug, the trio perseveres through a nasty hangover to try to make it to the church on time.
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Three friends search for the groom after a wild bachelor party that they don't remember. There's also a chicken, blow up doll, tiger and a baby in their motel room. The movie was so funny that I was hoping they'd never find their friend, I didn't want it to end.
Bradley Cooper (Yes Man), Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis work great together and are great fun. The movie itself is also great fun and hilarious. Galifianakis' plays the grooms soon to be Brother in-law who's incredibly strange and not all there. He's very funny and steals the show. Everyone else was in top form too though. Just see this movie, it's the funniest of the year so far.
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The Hangover (18A) * * * *
By ROBERT WALDMAN
Last hurrahs can be lots of fun. Loads of laughs result when a bachelor party goes off the rails in The Hangover, one of the funniest films ever. Warner Brothers did something right when they read this hilarious script and let director Todd Phillips (Old School) loose with a little known cast. After this sure to be blockbuster all the actors concerned should have their phones ringing off the hooks. Enjoy this treat at Tinseltown (On Pender, free parking), Empire Esplanade 6, Empire Studio 12, Colossus and Famous Players Silver City cites around B.C.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Funny how that was the name of another would-be comedy with some major stars a few years back that failed to click at the box office. Odds are in The HangoverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s favour as the story here is so simple and stupid it works like wildfire. Last days of being a bachelor can be harrowing. Three good buddies decide to make the most of friend on route to marital bliss are three good buddies and the man of the hour. Now we all know Las Vegas is one place where youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not supposed to keep track of time. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s part of the lure of the casinos and all that decadence. Fun is supposed to be what youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re to have. Vegas is the venue of choice to sow wild oats and what better place to live out your fantasies and final days as a bachelor. At least that was what was supposed to happen to groom to be Doug Billings.
Going to Vegas with Doug is slick teacher Phil Wenneck, Dr. Stu Price and larger than life Alan Garner. Each of these men has their own ideas of what type of fun to have in the gambling capital of the world. Unfortunately for the boys they sort of lose track of what went on during a night of frivolity. Oh, and the men also lose Doug.
Insane efforts are made by this trio of klutzes to search all Nevada for their lost friend. With only hours before the wedding they have no clue how to Ã¢â‚¬Å“breakÃ¢â‚¬Â the news to the bride who is waiting on pins and needles for her man to be at the altar. Races against time have occurred in numerous films on a variety of themes. Here the energy is so pent-up and the efforts made to find out what happened so zany it works flawlessly.
Chemistry is vital to road themed movies. Here the casting is outstanding. Suave meets slob in this tale that for 103 minutes will have people constantly laughing out loud and likely clapping at films end. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s how much fun this movie is.
Those into good looks will be egging on Bradley Cooper (The Rocker) as resident hunk Phil while those ready to march down the aisles will be hoping that lost groom Doug will resurface otherwise Jerry Bruckheimer will have to find someone other than Justin Bartha to work in his National Treasure movies. Completing the foursome of these visitors to Vegas are Zack Galifianakis (What happens in Vegas) and Ed Helms (Semi-Pro).
Be sure to stick around for the end credits as the humour continues in this ribald tale of grown men who make some bad decisions and only wind up in deeper comic chaos in The Hangover. While other films have been set in this gambling Mecca nothing comes up to the wild times depicted in this real raunchy treat.
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