Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Hangover

I spend most of my free time, those precious hours between 8 PM and about 10 PM, watching movies. It's usually just the first part of them because, truth be told, I'm usually sound asleep by about 9 PM, and usually I'm disappointed because Justin's come home with some made-in-a-dorm-room slasher movie with lots of what looks like ketchup and no actual movie. I was looking forward to "The Hangover" because I'd seen the ads on TV and because it was actually released in theaters by a major motion picture company, but I figured I'd still fall asleep about half way through.  Not only did I make it through the whole thing, I've watched it about three times since that first viewing.
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.  


  1. How do "What About Bob?" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" not make it into this post?

  2. "What About Bob?" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" were counted among the movies that still make me laugh out loud and so I didn't consider them with "Ernest" and "Pure Luck," wouldn't have done them justice.

  3. "Dr. Marvin....Dr. Leo Marvin....." Gotta Love that movie:)

  4. I am going to have to see this movie!