Friday, July 24, 2009

Wedding Crashers Vs. The Hangover

Warning: Don't bother reading this if you haven't seen these movies or find them stupid. Check back tomorrow for my Siskel and Ebert revue of Shakespeare Vs Chaucer. Who was the bestest?

Yes, I'm a bit late to the game. I know the Hangover came out a long time ago, but I just saw it last night. Before I saw it I heard talk of how funny it was (which it was) and conversations pertaining to the argument of which was funnier, The Hangover or WC. I don't think there is even a competition here. WC was way funnier. It's not the The Hangover wasn't funny, it sure was but come on Vince Vaughn in the morning at the breakfast table scene after the night with the brother? Will Ferrel asking his Mom for meatloaf? these are things that just never die. I still giggle to myself when I picture the opening scene of WC in my head with Rebecca De Mornay in it. I laughed from start to finish in that movie. Come on.

The Hangover was good. I laughed a lot. I think I laughed at parts that wouldn't be funny to anyone else. Like when Bradley Cooper was leaving his teaching job and told the kids to beat it totally struck me as funny and when Allen came out in that t-shirt with the murse. I couldn't stop laughing at that. There were some good parts. I think I'll have to see it again before I know any particular lines. Cept one. You know what I mean.

I will say this, whoever casted that movie did a pretty stellar job. Jeffrey Tambor is so funny, even when his role is small. I totally love him. I get crap all the time for liking the movie, "Meet Joe Black," Jeffrey is in that too and he is one of the reasons I like that movie. Bradley Cooper was great. I didn't really like him before cause he was such a jerk to Owen Wilson in WC and I thought he was mean (Wait, characters in movies are just like that in real life, right?) In this movie Bradley was funny. I liked how he was nice to Allen after a while. And Allen! Allen rocked the house. Who is that guy? I didn't recognize him at all. When he roofied them and then didn't like curse words and dared Stu to pull out his tooth and was the rainman at blackjack and then sang the 'Best Friends' song, God, he was a little slice of heaven. Am I right or am I right? And Stu's chick, what a bee-yotch. That was funny too though.

And those pictures at the end. Oh. My. God. That was priceless.

So overall, I give it a huge thumbs up. Mike Tyson? Who does that? I like it. I will see it again. I did love Wedding Crashers more though if for no more than the line, Mom! The Meatloaf! ....
What are you doing? I never know what you're doing?
That just doesn't get old.


Lora said...

I loved Hangover, and hated WC!

I saw both in the theaters, and to be fair, I was pregnant and miserable that the only way I could get out of the house was to go to a movie like I was 15 years old when I saw WC, so I watched it again when it came out on video. Ick. And again when it was on HBO or something. And I really didn't laugh once but when people talk about it, I do laugh. Like just now, when you talked about those scenes, it gave me a chuckle.

Old School is like that. I hate the movie, but love when people talk about it.

I've only seen the Hangover once, so I can't really give a fair judgment since I was in a really good mood when I saw it. I wonder if it will hold up for a second or third watching? Hmmm. Maybe not.

Kathy said...

"A KNYGHT ther was, and that a worthy man,
That fro the tyme that he first bigan
45 To riden out, he loved chivalrie,
Trouthe and honour, fredom and curteisie."

What memories.... Mr. Law's 7th Grade English Class. Gotta love Chaucer. He was the original Vince Vaughn. Bawdy at its best.

Wow, that was awkward said...

I was at the local pub with four buddies the other night having this exact discussion. We fit it in between topics such as world religion, universal healthcare, fashion model pillow fighting, midget tossing, peace on earth, rocket science, the benefits of pornography in the workplace, social services, fiscal responsibility, ginger or maryanne, how to kill someone and get away with it, politics and of course, wild tales about mishaps with the U.S. Postal Service.

I agree that WC is a way better movie, but Hangover provided nonstop laughs and will likely get better with multiple watchings.

Now who is this Shakespeare fellow?

Jules said...

I cracked up throughout The Hangover. And we own Wedding Crashers. We'll probably buy The Hangover because there are some good one liners in there.

Brother Chris said...

Where does "Meet the Parents" fit in to this argument. "How's your portfolio Greg?" "I'd say strong... to quite strong". MTP beats WC in my personal tournament of funniest - but none of them beats Stripes which may be a little dated for this crowd, but is still full of endlessly funny scenes and one-liners.

Good post sis.

Lula! said...

I haven't seen The Hangover.

But the movie line we quote most often is...wait for it comes...


Yes, we are immature. But we love it.