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Go see The Hangover. No really, stop whatever you are doing and go see the movie.

I viewed the trailer for The Hangover with cautious optimism a few months ago. My first thought was “wow, what an incredible concept.” My second thought was “man, I really hope they don’t mess this up.” In the realm of comedy it is very easy to come up with a fantastic idea for a movie, it is much more difficult for that idea to translate into a film that is actually funny. The Hangover delivers. Hard. Over and over again. All of the central characters to the movie are hysterical. My jaw hurts from laughing so hard.

I refuse to discuss anything about the actual movie (with the exception of the title of this post) for at least another couple of weeks. Everyone should have a chance to see it before we start giving everything away. Anyone who gives away relevant plot points or funny scenes should be smacked right in the mouth.

The best thing about The Hangover is that it didn’t try to be something that it wasn’t. It didn’t break any new ground in the way it presented itself. It didn’t dramatically change directions at any point (like Wedding Crashers, which suddenly turned into a romantic comedy for the final 20 minutes of the film). It was just a raunchy comedy, and a fantastic one at that.

I’m not sure where The Hangover will ultimately rank in the pantheon of great recent comedies. It is as quotable as any movie that has come out in the last ten years. In fact, when all is said and done I think it will rank right behind Anchorman as the most quoted movie in social situations over the past ten years. There are some very memorable moments that will inevitably get discussed and rehashed over drinks at bars for years to come. I definitely will need to see the movie once or twice more before I know for sure.

But if you’re looking for something to do on a free afternoon, go see this movie. You won’t be disappointed.


June 15, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. so glad you’re back to blogging! i have missed it so. i am going to see the hangover. i will go alone if i must

    Comment by sajom | June 15, 2009

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