Saturday, July 04, 2009

When the Hangover Strikes

Hard to believe I haven't used this title before, but I did a quick search over the last two years of posts and at least didn't see it. It's not to say I didn't, but it was a quick once-over. And, if I can't remember, then I'm sure you can't be bothered to remember either. Am I right?

It seems I have to be one of the last people to take in The Hangover.

Given great reviews, and it sounded like a 'guy movie', I figured I should see it. And yes, technically I am a guy - regardless of what others might say about me. So we saw it yesterday. (that makes movie #5 for the year, in case anyone is counting!)

My one word review? Eh.

It was certainly a serviceable movie and it definitely had its moments, but maybe the build up was too big.

The Hangover was a non-Judd Apatow, Judd Apatow movie. It had some of his elements and some of his casting regulars - but you had to believe Apatow would have done it a little better and a little smarter while keeping it raunchy.

All the actors are just fine in it, yet sometimes it just didn't click - at least not all the time. Half the cast seemingly came from The Daily Show roster: Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Matt Walsh, Rachel Harris. Probably others I missed. Don't get me wrong - they all did fine.

Oh, Heather Graham was in it too - playing the exact same role she plays in everything she has ever been in - maybe minus the rollerskates, but she seems so damned likeable, doesn't she? At least the weakest cast member (the groom) was only in the beginning and the end of it all.

To me, the funniest thing in the entire flick was the wedding singer at the end. An all white wedding band doing a cover of "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent was hilarious. I was DYING.

One thing I certainly didn't mind: Bradley Cooper.

Yeah, I'd heard of him, but never seen him in anything - at least as I scrolled through his IMBD credits.

To be truthful, he looks a little lot better unshowered, unshaven and a little roughed up. But there are so many guys I can say that about. He should do all his movies this way. up: Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince. For me.....not for Mr. Cooper. At least I don't think.

Song by: Squeeze


Morty said...

I laughed out loud more during this movie than any I've seen in a long time. I loved the way it was put together - the twists were hilarious and very unexpected.

Mort said...

Didn't you see Wedding Crashers (Cooper was in that)?

Blobby said...

I laughed. I just thought I was going to 'Superbad' laugh - and I didn't.

No to 'Wedding Crashers'. Vaughn and Wilson in yet another movie - je think not. Time to end that little bad acting mafia thing they got going on.

cb said...

I have laid claim to Bradley Cooper ever since I saw him in Alias season 1 on TV.

He's in my top three men I would do ANYTHING for.