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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 38. The Hangover (2009)

September 9, 2011

38. The Hangover [DVD] (2009)

Plot: When Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) awake after after bachelor party in Las Vegas they can’t remember anything from the night before. There’s a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom and their soon-to-be-wed buddy Doug (Justin Bartha) is missing.

In order to find out what the hell happened they have to retrace their steps in order to find him in time for his wedding.

Some guys just can’t handle Vegas (tagline)

Also Starring: Heather GrahamJeffrey TamborKen JeongMike Epps
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Written by: Jon LucasScott Moore
Length: 100 min
Budget: $35,000,000
Gross Revenue: $461,613,371 (Worldwide)

Favorite Quote:
Phil: 
We should come back next week and take the whole city down.
Alan: 
Next week’s no good for me, The Jonas Brothers are in town. Any week after that is totally fine.

Review: This is the funniest comedy so far this decade. I loved it instantly and had to go back to the movie theatre the next day and watch it again. The chemistry between the main cast is just awesome; you believe the friendship and all the craziness that it brings. I also love how director Todd Philips has used a less-is-more approach to Zach Galifianakis. An approach that sadly only lasted for one movie. I’m sorry to say, but the sequel “The Hangover: Part II” was a bit too Zach heavy.

Lately the movie Bridesmaids have been compared to this movie, but while I found it funny too, I found it less believable; since we all know women can’t just be friends with other women, it always ends up with someone wanting more.

I can’t wait for the third movie in this series. I keep my fingers crossed for a Hangover in Sweden plot line. You’ll bring the production here, we’ll deliver the moonshine.

Nerdiest Movie Trivia:
Todd Phillips
 waived his usual salary and received part ownership of the film instead. In an interview he said that due to the film’s box-office success “this is his Star Wars.”

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 39. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

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