Thursday, May 26, 2011


Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis

Directed by: Todd Phillips (OLD SCHOOL, THE HANGOVER and DUE DATE)
Rated: R
Story: In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy "The Hangover," Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined. (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)

Bottom Line: Full of predictability and lacking its signature mystery, this HANGOVER is a colder, cruder, crueler and not quite as funny carbon copy of the original…with a lot more male nudity for good measure (and no, ladies I work with, my good friend Tom, my wife and my mom – not Bradley Cooper).  Unashamedly latching on to its familiar set-ups (which only really works in DIE HARD movies, right?!), the script’s laughs are few and far between.  Don’t get me wrong – you will laugh because some of it is hilarious.  The problem is that some of it is also flat and uninspired. If the freshness of PART I was how you feel mid-consumption on an adult beverage binge then PART II is, indeed, how you’d feel the next morning.

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