Just call me Captain Obvious, gang. I don’t think I’m blowing any minds when I say that the missus and I finally got around to watching The Hangover and it was fantastic. As I mentioned way back in May, I’m a big Todd Philips fan from Old School and Starsky & Hutch. Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to seeing it in the theaters and, of course, it exploded as this gigantically huge comedy that made boat loads of money and shot Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis in the super star realm they belong in.
I have this tendency to laugh in loud, sharp bursts and sometimes–rarely, I say–I laugh so loud that you can’t hear the following line. The missus made me promise not to laugh too loud. Luckily, the movie seems written with the laughs in mind because there’s space in there for me to laugh. And man, did I laugh a lot. Sure, the plot of the movie feels familiar with a combination of Swingers, Dude Where’s My Car and Very Bad Things, but who cares? The specifics of these characters interacting with each other make this movie super fun (even if Cooper has a very Vince Vaughn-from-Old School feel and Helms reminds me of Luke Wilson in Old School at times). Hell, this flick has a tiger, Mike Tyson, Ken Jeong naked, a shocking amount of violence and another great Heather Graham performance–something I wasn’t expecting.
I won’t get into too much detail as I’m guessing I’m the only person in the world who hadn’t seen this movie yet. If you haven’t do yourself a favor and check it out. I liked this one so much I’m thinking about buying it on DVD, something I haven’t done in a while for a new movie (I’m still a sucker for value multipacks).