For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Comedies that feature characters who are either Stoners or Drunk here’s a review of The Hangover (2009) by me.
Thanks again to Jason Soto of The Rabbit Hole Podcasts for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s genre has been chosen by Jason Stershic of Agent Palmer and we will be reviewing our favorite College Themed Films.
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Try to think out of the box! Great choice Jason!
Let’s see what I thought of this movie:
“I didn’t know they gave out rings at the Holocaust.” – Alan Garner
Number of Times Seen – 5 (15 Jul 2009, Jun 2011, 29 Dec 2015, 27 Jun 2019 and 30 Jan 2022)
Brief Synopsis – Four friends travel to Las Vegas for an unforgettable Bachelor Party weekend, but when they wake up with no memory of what happened the night before, they need to piece it all together.
My Take on it – Hilarious film that works on so many levels.
The story remains so much fun no matter how often one watches the movie.
The characters are all so very diverse and that helps add to the way that one looks at the events that happen.
The idea to make this comedy seem like a mystery is superbly done and I especially loved seeing that they wait until the very end to really fill in all the blanks for both the audience and the characters.
The chemistry between the four characters is amazing and they keep surprising more and more as the story moves along in directions one probably will never expect.
The premise is quite unique and fresh and manages to stay so enjoyable from start to finish due to the very funny script that flows so amazingly.
This is one of the few films that I have found myself in uncontrollable laughter throughout because it hits the marks perfectly the entire time.
The way that the story unfolds is great because each minor character that they meet holds a small piece to the puzzle of the mystery they are trying to solve and it’s all put together so well.
The fact that this whole adventure is put into motion by an accidental use of drugs adds so much to the mystery of it all.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When the cop car pulls up in front of Caesar’s Palace, two real employees are having an argument in the background about the filming of the movie. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)
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