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.