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The Hangover isn’t the sort of movie I usually go for. Movies in this genre tend to be crude for the sake of crudeness. The Hangover isn’t like that. All of the characters are likable. There’s no maliciousness between them that wouldn’t be normal for any group of guys. And they bond together as the movie goes on. As opposed to a movie like Very Bad Things ( 1998 ) which has a similar theme but ends up driving the characters apart.
The movie plays out unexpectedly as a mystery. Four friends go to Vegas … tell me if you’ve heard this one before … for a bachelor party. The morning after we see Phil, Stu and Alan wake up in their hotel room to find the place trashed and a few inexplicable additions. Plus one major subtraction: the groom. Thus begins the mystery. They have no memory of the previous evening and begin piecing clues together as they search for their friend.
There were some good laughs and the pacing worked well. I had to see it to get the PeeTimes and I’m glad I did.
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