HANGOVER Part II – Review


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Directed by: Todd Phillips

Starring: Bradley Cooper
                      
Ed Helms
                      
Zach Galifianakis

It’s been two years when the wolfpack made a escapade in Las Vegas. This time the action is on the “Land of the Free” – Thailand.

Stu (Ed Helms), Phil (Bradley Cooper), Doug (Justin Bartha), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) are traveling to Thailand to celebrate Stu’s wedding to his fiancée, Lauren (Jamie Chung). Much to Alan’s dismay, they are joined by Lauren’s younger brother, Teddy (Mason Lee).

 

Before coming to Thailand, Stu made it clear that they are not having a bachelor’s party. On reaching Thailand, Stu’s father-in-law shows his grudge against the marriage and more particularly his hatred towards Stu by raising a toast and giving a satire speech. After the party, Phil invites the Boy’s gang for a beach side booze and schmooze get together.

The next morning story takes a hideous turn when Stu, Phil and Alan woke in a cheap hotel room in Bangkok accompanied by a monkey and Chow, the gansta and missing Teddy. The Hangover start again and the wolfpack found itself on a journey to find Teddy and to figure out what happened to them the last night.

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Direction: In one word – Superb.

Acting: It’s not easy to portray a common man desperation and frustration but the trio makes it easy. Each contribute fully for their part to make the hangover really the worst they ever had. But…there is a big BUT this time. It is not funny this time. There are moments, yes but they can be easily counted on fingers. The innocence in Allan is missing. He is no more irritating the way he used to be. I couldn’t feel the connection to the occasional laughter. Stu and Phil are like before. The surprise elements of each character is also missing. But still they are out there and there is no stopping to strange events unlocked as they move on their journey to find Teddy. As always, many of their acts are raunchy which rubs your funny bone anyhow. The incidents that happened to them are cruel and raw but somehow they make us feel amused for everything bad that happens to them. This is the beauty which is still retained and that what makes the movie fun and easy going.

Final Verdict: If you want to see Hangover – this is certainly not the sequel you are looking for. But…again there is a big BUT…go for it if you want to have some good time. It is certainly not the best out there but it is good.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jojopant
    Jun 03, 2011 @ 09:58:17

    I saw the movie last week. It’s not comparable to the original hangover.
    You have very well rounded up all the elements in your review, except for maybe the fact that Teddy’s role could have been more highlighted in the movie, as he too was part of the hangover…

    Great post. :)

    Reply

  2. anu-mantra
    Jun 03, 2011 @ 23:29:51

    Thanks Jhanvi,

    And yes, I agree that Teddy’s role could have been better…but then it seems the writer was in a hangover while writing the script that he forgot the character … LOL

    Reply

  3. sohbet
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 01:33:21

    hahah very very nice

    Reply

  4. Jas
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:35:06

    I am not a fan of hangover… But your review has inrigued me enough to push myself to watch both of the series… let’s see when I do it.

    Reply

  5. Ataşehir Escort
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 03:11:05

    bu nedu la böle at siki

    Reply

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