The Hangover

Out Now On-Demand

Some guys just can't handle Vegas.

Set in Vegas, baby, this comedy from the director of Old School, Road Trip and School For Scoundrels sees a bunch of boozy groomsmen somehow misplacing their soon-to-be-married stag, then having to re-trace their steps to try and find him again. They need to get him back to LA to get married.  To add to their confusion, somehow in the course of their inebriated revelry they’ve acquired a tiger, a chicken, a six-month-old baby and Mike Tyson. Isn’t that always the way…

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Awards

Golden Globe winner for Best Film (Comedy or Musical), 2010.

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Comedy

100mins

Rating: R16 contains offensive language, violence and other content that may offend

USA

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You'll leave The Hangover hurting. Why? You'll have laughed at least a hundred times and - no matter how many sit-ups you do each day - that's one hell of an abdominal workout. For those taking count, that's a laugh-per-minute average. The writers of this gem of a film have outdone themselves.

Having bestowed all this praise, now might be a good time to add a caveat: The Hangover is not for the easily offended. If you are a sensitive-type though, you'll still appreciate the fact that the picture's characters are unmistakably adult. They live in a world where their actions have real consequences. Hilarious results, definitely, but all bound by the philosophical mantra of 'cause and effect'.

Perhaps part of the magic was in the casting. Unlike many of this season's blockbusters, the actors play the parts so that they listen, feel and react to the circumstances around them. The stars are all willing to pull teeth, pile on the bruises or – in the memorable end-credits sequence – gain a belly-button piercing for their pay-cheque.

A real movie then, set in a real world, and it's real funny too.

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

press

A funny movie, flat out, all the way through. Its setup is funny. Every situation is funny. Most of the dialogue is funny almost line by line.

Hollywood Reporter

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A piercingly funny, twisted "whatever-happens-in-Vegas" caper.

Los Angeles Times

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There is a sort of perverse brilliance or brilliant perverseness to be found in this story of a bachelor party gone terribly wrong.

New York Times

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But true to its title, The Hangover goes down smoothly enough and then kicks you in the head later on, when you start to examine the sources of your laughter.

Variety (USA)

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At once raucously free-wheeling and meticulously contrived, picture satisfies as a boys-gone-wild laff riot that also clicks as a seriocomic beat-the-clock detective story.

Genuinely funny :)

It's not as hilarious as 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN - but it is nonetheless a consistantly funny (if sexist, cliched and bad taste) tale. For me Zach Galifianakis is comedy gold. Best seen slightly drunk and with friends. If you leave your brain out of the equation, the rest of you will have a great laugh largely thanks to an excellent ensemble cast who clearly had a ball (and I do mean that as in "testicle") making this very "boys-will-be-boys" movie. Now - go see BRIDESMAIDS! :)

Some parts are memorable, the rest is hazy

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Some parts are memorable, the rest is hazy

Enjoyable, attention-retaining Las Vegas romp. Laughs come in short fits. There are a few hits (the end credits) and a few misses (some awful camp Chinese ganglord gambler), and after watching there isn't a huge amount to reflect on, but nonetheless it was worth the entry.


Restored my faith in comedy

This is possibly one of the funniest movies ive seen in a long time, it's non stop action, and non stop laughs. I would recommend it to anyone who can take a bit of crude humour, ull be sure to love it. If you can't take crude humour then dont't see it

Ohh my gosh

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Ohh my gosh

This is by far the funniest comedy of all time. You tell me a "funnier" comedy and I will call you a liar. Anyone who doesn't like this movie doesn't have a good sense of humor.

Peace,love, fuzzy bunnies


quality

very very funny

ho hum

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ho hum

have been on more outrageous stags myself

not overly funny

can't stop laughing

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can't stop laughing

We just can't get over it... itz too cool man. We telling you now....enjoy

Review

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Review

Just the title of this movie crack us up...will see

Sadly, it's 'a bomb'! A no-brainer.

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Sadly, it's 'a bomb'! A no-brainer.

Watched the pre-view...and I have to say, this is a 'bomb.! Why? Well, it's slap-stick American-type humour, which doesn't cut it for yr average Kiwis (let alone 'intellectuals') who enjoy a deeper, more complex, slightly 'blacker'(?), humour. Borac yes, but this one isn't in any way in that league. The Brits are light-years ahead when it comes to comedy...in fact even the French are funnier, in their own unique way! Having said that, while humour itself is international, it relies on shared cultural ingredients & references to bridge cultures...and while eg Borac did this, The Hangover just doesn't achieve. That's a shame, 'cause I was looking forward to a good laugh, yet neither my wife nor I could raise a cackle to the pre-view. Having grown up to The Goons, perhaps I've been spoiled!

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Descent

This was a descent comedy nothing more nothing less