The Hangover

The Hangover is a must see comedy. Four guys throwing a bachelor party in Vegas wake up with a massive hangover, no recollection of what happened, and lose the groom. The opening scene alone was priceless. The movie had all the stock cliches of a Vegas movie but the chemistry of the actors and the story of piecing together a wild night on the town backwards based on clues like tattered receipts and missing teeth put a fresh spin on it. There wasn’t a single dull moment and I ended up re-watching quite a few scenes to get another laugh.
Phil is a laid back partier type that can only see the positive side even in the most desperate situation. The brother-in-law is missing a few marbles and adds to some uneasy situational comedy and pulls off some classic lines. Stu is a dentist in a really nasty relationship. He’s a straight arrow type until he unleashes his wild-side with the fateful drink.
I can’t begin to describe how this movie just works without ruining it for you but all the preposterous twists and turns come off and the lines are priceless. The thing I loved about the movie was how the actors fit their characters so well that their performances seemed effortless. Don’t take my word for it, just have a look for yourself.