MOVIE: The Hangover (2009)

See this picture?

Do I need to say anything else to make you want to go see this movie RIGHT NOW?  If I do, it’s not the right movie for you.  If I don’t, call me and I’ll go with you.  I’m totally serious.

This movie is terrible and hilarious.  And also: terribly hilarious.  And also:  just. . . like. . .  so terrible, oh my GOD.  And also:  absolutely frakking hilarious, seriously.

Plus: Mike Tyson singing Phil Collins.  I kid you not.

If you are having a bad day, do yourself a favor and go see this one in a crowded theater.  I did this myself last night after a rough one, and after it was all over, I WAS CURED.  Incidentally, if you can see it in a crowded theater in which at least 75% of your fellow attendees are frat boys, as I did, that’s definitely the way to go.  Once them boys start laughing, they can’t ever seem to stop, which is something I found infectious and delightful.   And that’s despite the fact that, on the way out, I got stopped by one of them and told I had the most infectious laugh he’d ever heard.  I would’ve been really flattered to hear that, actually, except that he was wearing a baseball cap on backwards and a Death Cab for Cutie tee-shirt, the sleeves of which he’d torn off to make it look tuff.   It therefore  seemed unwise to put too much stock in his judgment.  I mean, if he’s not going to, why should I?

(By the way, ten points if you can give me a citation for the term “tuff” that was later made into a movie starring Patrick Swayze.)

Zachy G, I love you.  And I’ll be darned if you don’t just look totally adorable with that baby.  Which, in the context of what I just saw last night, seems like a really terrible thing to say.  I apologize to mothers everywhere.

[Prequeue me at Netflix | View the trailer]

Genre: Comedy
Cast:  Zach Galifianakis (I have to look that up to spell it EVERY TIME), Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Rob Riggle, Heather Graham

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13 Responses to “MOVIE: The Hangover (2009)”

  1. Liz Says:

    Did you know that Zach G. played Eliza Dushku’s boss (in the morgue) on “Tru Calling?” For that reason alone, I might see this movie. Also, he’s supposed to be really good.

  2. megwood Says:

    Yes, that’s where I first encountered Zach, actually. And I was stunned to later find out he was a stand-up comic of incredible talent!

  3. El Great Says:

    Tuff – THE OUTSIDERS! THE OUTSIDERS! Do I win? Did you know SE Hinton is going to be appearing at Bumbershoot this year?

  4. megwood Says:

    Yay, finally! Yes, “The Outsiders.” Ten points to El Great!

  5. El Great Says:

    Yeah, “The Outsiders” was a little bit of a religion to me when I was about 13. I still have my original copy of the book!

  6. megwood Says:

    It was total religion to me too. After I read that book, I wrote all the words to Frost’s “Nothing Gold Can Stay” around the white edge of the sole of my Chuck Taylor low-tops. Because I though it was so poignant and cool. Still a lovely poem now that I’m grown up, of course, but a little on the cheesy side.

    I’d love to see SE Hinton at Bumbershoot. I haven’t read anything of hers since the 80’s — I should see what else she did after I stopped paying attention!

  7. El Great Says:

    I can still recite it, word for word! And whenever one of my friends is on the fence about something, we still say “do it for Johnny,” in our best Matt Dillon voice

  8. megwood Says:

    Oh that’s awesome. I may have to start using that myself, actually.

  9. Marni Says:

    By that photo alone I definitely want to see this! Glad to hear it was good (and you do have a good laugh, and I think the frat boy gets some major points for being nice to us old ladies.) Love you!!

  10. Trip Says:

    Just saw this last night – a riot from start to finish. SO RARE in comedies these days.

    Mr. Chow rocked. So did the tiger. And the chicken.
    Toodle-oo muthaf***assssss

  11. megwood Says:

    NICE! Glad you liked it! I would love to go see it again, actually. Might have to do that this week, except I’d also like to see Up in 3-D before it leaves the theater down the street.

  12. Eddie Says:

    I just read this review and it totally made my day! You are awesome.

  13. megwood Says:

    My brutha!! Have you seen it yet, Eddie? If not, YOU MUST! Preferably with your brother!!

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