Sunday, 28 June 2009

The Hangover ****

You know those mornings when you've come home from a night out... Maybe it was your friend's birthday or you were in a really bad club and just needed to get through the night with a few drunks (we all know what club I'm talking about). This is what that movie is about, except on a pretty exaggerated scale. If you're a lad, and have been on a heavy night out with your closest friends this probably will be the most funny to you. I mean of course girls can find this funny, but I do think, like most comedies, they have aimed it at a male audience.

Set in Las Vegas, these 4 peculiar characters make their journey to celebrate their best friend getting married. A few drinks and drugs later they have quite a reality to face up to. You're put right into the action, and find out what's happened along with them which is quite fun. The events that are uncovered are quite hilarious as you can imagine. But I must say one of the funniest bits is the singer at the end - You'll know what I mean when you see this.

It's quite a nice touch towards the end with a collection of photos throughout the night, just to help explain things a little more. You don't really need to know what's happened though, it's funny enough just being as confused as them. I wonder what it would be like to see this film hungover... Maybe you could try it? Drink safely though.

For a comedy, the story is quite original. The director Todd Philips, and writers Scott Moore and Jon Lucas seem all fairly new to the mainstream industry - This is surely going to put them on the map. And with it looking like there's going to be a second one to this film, who knows what they will uncover?!

You will definitely have a lot of laughs in the cinema. I'm not so sure you're going to be crying with laughter, but you'll have a chuckle. There's no point in the film that gets sad or angry, it's just an easy going narrative with lots of events happening all throughout one day. You do get a little grossed out in a few scenes, you are shocked and you are entertained. It's a great light-hearted film.

And it's all set in Las Vegas. No obvious sets from what I could tell which makes it that little more authentic. How they managed to convince the owners of a hotel to completely trash the room and put a tiger it in, I'll never know - Maybe that was a set.

Guys, you HAVE to watch this film. Girls, you can watch it if you want to, I'm sure you'll find it funny like I did.

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