I'm not crazy about writing movie reviews or using this blog as a place to air my commentary about pop culture, but something has got to be said for "The Hangover." It's hilarious. I rarely see a movie that makes me laugh out loud, but I was nearly in tears watching this one, happy, funny tears. I used to think many things were funny, and I laughed a lot. The "Ernest" movies always made me laugh, but now I'm just irritated by them. "Pure Luck" was hilarious when I was ten but now only makes me laugh when Martin Short gets bitten by the bee in the airplane. I guess my sense of humor has changed. Lots of things are humorous, but laugh-out-loud funny, no. "The Hangover" was funny from beginning to end and not only that but it made me want to make three friends, get one of them engaged, go to Las Vegas, get slipped some roofies in my drink, and wake up with a tiger, a chicken, and a baby in my hotel room, and I've never had any desire to visit Las Vegas.
So, I've been thinking all week about something to write and I've not come up with anything. This week, instead of just complaining about my life I thought, since I've got nothing new to complain about, I'd offer this public service: go see "The Hangover." It will make you laugh, it will also make you want the soundtrack. I think a lot of the songs are not actually on the soundtrack because there must be some law about putting the Baha Men and Danzig on one CD, but that will just make you want to go out and get an iTunes card and make your own soundtrack in honor of the movie. It's awesome. Go see it and let me know what you think. Watch the end credits too, tell me I'm not the only one who likes Flo Rida now.