Hangover (2009) - Golden Globe® Winner: Best Motion Picture - Comedy!
|They planned a Vegas bachelor party that they would never forget. Now they really need to remember what exactly went down! Whose baby is in the closet of their Caesars Palace suite? How did a tiger get in the bathroom? Why is one of them missing a tooth? And most of all, where is the groom?! What the guys did while partying can't compare to what they must do sober in an outrageous caper that has them piecing together all their bad decisions from the night before - one hazy clue at a time. Director Todd Phillips (Old School) and an all-aces comedy cast bring it big time with unpredictable situations that somehow all fit together. Tie one on with The Hangover.|
"The Hangover instantly has the feel of one for the ages. Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
"A piercingly funny, twisted "whatever-happens-in-Vegas" caper. Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter
Editor's NoteBy all rights, THE HANGOVER should have been a minor success that did satisfactory box office and lived on through beer-laden guys? night viewings. The marquee boasts no big-name stars, and the premise--an alcohol-soaked bachelor party--seems tried and tired. But OLD SCHOOL director Todd Phillips?s boys-night-out comedy is a blockbuster revelation that revels in raunchy jokes and happily leaves the border of propriety behind. Groom-to-be Doug (Justin Bartha, NATIONAL TREASURE) has planned an epic night in Las Vegas with his two best friends, Phil (Bradley Cooper, YES MAN) and Stu (Ed Helms, THE OFFICE), and his fiancée's awkward brother, Alan (comedian Zach Galifianakis). But it turns out that they partied a little too hard: Phil, Stu, and Alan wake up the next morning with a missing groom, a tiger in the hotel-room bathroom, a baby in the closet, and no memory of the night before. Though the funny script glories in the gutter, the credit for most of the film?s laughs goes to the excellent cast. Phillips?s OLD SCHOOL had Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, and Luke Wilson, but even though THE HANGOVER?s cast members aren?t A-listers (yet), they?re just as talented. Cooper and Helms have gotten laughs in WEDDING CRASHERS and THE OFFICE, respectively, but the perfectly awkward Galifianakis is a hilarious surprise. THE HANGOVER is sure to please everyone in the audience, except the easily offended who will cringe from the film?s foul first moments to its over-the-top closing credits.
The Hangover - DVD Review
By: Bill Gibron filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 12/4/2009 9:42 PM
|The guys' trip to Vegas. The bromance of the bachelor party. We’ve seen these situations before, and can pretty much recite their supposedly outrageous touchstones: Sin, shots, and strippers. It’s hard to bring something new to this setup -- but get too creative with it and you also run the risk of not fulfilling viewer expectations. It's within such complicated comedic realities that Old School's Todd Phillips tackles this concept, and he delivers big time. Uproariously funny, with one certified star-making turn amid the anarchy, this pre-marriage road trip turns the events of one night of drunken debauchery into the stuff of movie myth -- and you can't help but laugh all the way through....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Scott Moore - Story|
|Chris Bender - Executive Producer|
|Mike Tyson - Himself|
|Larry Sher - Director of Photography|
|Christophe Beck - Composer|
|William Fay - Executive Producer|
|J.C. Spink - Executive Producer|
|Jon Lucas - Screenwriter|
|Scott Moore - Screenwriter|
|Jon Jashni - Executive Producer|
|Todd Phillips - Producer|
|Jon Lucas - Story|
|Dan Goldberg - Producer|
|Todd Phillips - Screenwriter|
|Scott Budnick - Executive Producer|
|Thomas Tull - Executive Producer|
|Jeremy Garelick - Screenwriter|
|Todd Phillips - Director|
Customer Reviews of Hangover
This movie will surprise you and keep you laughing again and again and again. It is so much more than most of these buddy comedies and has become the gold standard for bachelor party movies. The three leads have great chemistry and keep things going with great pace. A must see for anyone who likes gross out comedy!
Hangover is a awesome movie. I cannot describe how funny it is. I did not really like the cast but they did pretty good, in fact an awesome job. I will definitely watch this movie again and again. The plot was great and seems real. Though not sure about the weed they used. great movie to watch!
I was a little hesitant to see this movie, it seemed like one of the all too recent movies where all of the good parts are featured in the trailer, and that's all you've got. So not the case. Not only was it a packed theatre at the midnight showing, but there was not any interval longer than three minutes that had a quiet audience. Nobody could stop laughing! From Zach Galifiakanis, we had a stellar show. His ability to play the creepy weirdo is out of this world. His wolf pack speech was amazing. The cameo from Mike Tyson was hilarious! Don't miss the end credits where a lot of the missing information is revealed.