in about 100 words or less
US 100m, Colour
Director: Todd Phillips; Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor
The Hangover is a hilariously vulgar comedy about the aftermath of a bachelor party that resulted in friends Phil, Stu and Alan losing their best friend Doug in Las Vegas. Though the bachelor party plot is well-worn movie premise, The Hangover is a surprisingly original comedy on the basis of what is left to the viewer’s imagination. Rather than show what actually occurred, the characters retrace their lost night of debauchery in an attempt to locate their buddy who we know is missing from the outset of the film (Klaus Ming October 2013).