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The Hangover (2009)

R | | Comedy | 5 June 2009 (USA)
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Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

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Storyline

Angelenos Doug Billings and Tracy Garner are about to get married. Two days before the wedding, the four men in the wedding party - Doug, Doug's two best buddies Phil Wenneck and Stu Price, and Tracy's brother Alan Garner - hop into Tracy's father's beloved Mercedes convertible for a 24-hour stag party to Las Vegas. Phil, a married high school teacher, has the same maturity level as his students when he's with his pals. Stu, a dentist, is worried about everything, especially what his controlling girlfriend Melissa thinks. Because she disapproves of traditional male bonding rituals, Stu has to lie to her about the stag, he telling her that they are going on a wine tasting tour in the Napa Valley. Regardless, he intends on eventually marrying her, against the advice and wishes of his friends. And Alan seems to be unaware of what are considered the social graces of the western world. The morning after their arrival in Las Vegas, they awaken in their hotel suite each with the worst ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,979,319, 7 June 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$277,322,503, 17 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,483,912, 17 December 2009
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Trivia

Mike Tyson revealed that he appeared in the film to fund his drug habit, and that he was high on cocaine when he filmed his scenes. Tyson later said that working on the film convinced him to change his lifestyle. See more »

Goofs

Right after the scene where the guys let Mr. Chow out of the trunk. Alan was sitting against the front wheel of the car. As the camera angle changed he was sitting against the door. And as the camera angle changed once more, he was sitting in front of the wheel again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doug Billings: [on recording] Hey, you've reached Doug. Sorry I missed your call. Please leave a name and number and I'll get back to you.
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Crazy Credits

Collage of photos telling the story of what happened that night. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Horrible Bosses/Zookeeper (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Take It Off
Written by Brett Anderson, Maya Ford, Allison Robertson and Torry Castellano (as Torrance Castellano)
Performed by The Donnas
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A very funny movie
26 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

With the exception of one character (more later in this review), I found this movie filled with male, sophomoric humor. Having said that most of the females in the audience also enjoyed it; kind of an equal opportunity movie to offend all sexes equally.

Unlike most trailers that show all the humor in a 60 second clip, this movie will throw so many funny situations at you so quickly that you will be giggling non-stop for the first hour.

Then, the introduction of the Mr. Chow part - essential for the plot, but played WAY over the top by Ken Jeong - became distracting. Up to that point, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, and Zach Galifianakis carried the movie briskly and with real chemistry. Zach Galifianakis, in particular, was brilliant. Who is this guy???! The last 30 minutes were not as good as the first hour and I found the ending somewhat forced.

HOWEVER, everyone I talked with after the movie will be seeing it again. This is one movie that is as funny as advertised.

Of course, I will get flamed by those who find this kind of humor too low brow for their tastes. Hey, just know what you're getting into when you see this.


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