Monday, March 29, 2010

The Hangover, 2009 - Todd Philips

I wasn't holding out much hope for this flick. Thinking it would satisfy for a foray into dumb guy comedy, I was very pleased to find the story unfold in an entertaining way. The title is perfectly used in that we never see the night in question and only find out about it slowly as the players themselves piece together the fragments that come through the fog of their excesses. Philips and the writers treated what could've been a very standard slog through familiar territory with some creativity, but what's next? Another one of these dumb guy movies populated with more superfluous fare? Old School is still much better, and will certainly outlast this one as the years pass. Also, big thumbs up to Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis for turning in perfs that are worthy of much better vehicles. I certainly hope they both land more substantial roles in their next outings. 
This film was viewed on blu ray

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