May 30, 2011
— Ace Couple of biases: 1, I thought the first one was okay but to this day do not understand what the fuss was all about. I thought the first film's premise was stronger than its actual execution. I was expecting an almost mystery-like plot as they retraced their steps, such that finding out what happened would be exciting as well funny, but I didn't think they really did that. There weren't any sudden comic pieces-coming-together realizations or intersecting plot lines (a la Seinfeld); they mostly just retraced their steps. Funny enough, but not clever, I thought, and nowhere near as funny, or wild, or I-can't-believe-what-I'm-seeing as others seemed to think.
2, I've been stuck looking at a dude's dirty gray drawers for two days and he's not even hot. So I was primed to laugh.
So my expectations were pretty modest and I was a good audience for the movie. That said, I thought it was better than the first one, at least a half-star better.
On the plot, yes it's a nearly-beat-for-beat rewrite of the last plot, but, what could be expected? That plot wound up being a surprise smash, and that plot is the entire franchise, so you betcha, this plot follows the last one's major beats. They got out the stopwatch and timed the beats from the first movie. I can't blame them. If I had this assignment, I would have gotten out the stopwatch myself.
There are differences, though. The first Hangover began the "hangover" plot of the movie with a slow pan over a super-luxe Vegas hotel room, displaying the comedic aftermath of a night of really really hard partying, including an abandoned baby, a chicken (do I remember that right?), and of course a Bengal tiger. Funny, but almost funny in a Mad Libs sort of way -- let me top you next with my crazy aftermath item, then you top me, then we write it into a scene. Silly and funny, but kind of light-hearted, despite the desperate circumstances the movie suggests they're in.
The "hangover" plot here starts a dingy, roach-infested Bangkok hovel, and the vibe here is less Tom Hanks' Bachelor Party Turned Up to 11 and more Hostel 3: Bangkok Limbhackers. It's not as funny, not in a laugh out loud way, but to me it's a little funnier, because it's so dark: Okay, last time was just some fun and games, but this time they're really in a bad way. To me, at least, turning up the grimness and darkness was actually kind of funny, not because I'm so dark-hearted, but because now I felt that edge of genuine danger and calamity I thought the last one was trying for, but pulling punches on.
I think the vibe they were going for was "Urban Legend" -- like "A man wakes up in a tub full of ice to discover his kidney is missing..." That sort of dark opening. And, in patches, it does get a little worse than that.
There's a flip-side to this, though: As far as content, the entire movie goes far further into sickness and darkness and just plain awfulness than the first movie. Funnier, I think, but stronger than usual hard-R content warning for a nearly unrelenting indulgence in every crime and depravity known to man. I have edited that word in-- "depravity" -- thoughtfully. It applies.
Funny? Yes. I laughed consistently throughout it. And, as I said, there really was a pall of danger over the proceedings, and anything awful could happen at any moment, so the movie had the feel of a thriller, too, with genuine moments of shock. And relief.
Although I didn't realize I liked the characters from the first one all that much, it turns out I guess I did, because from the first moments of seeing "The Wolfpack" back together again I felt a nice feeling of good-to-see-them-again. Bradley Cooper has sharpened up his character some, as the guy who thinks he's pretty damn cool, and actually is pretty damn cool, but he's not nearly cool enough to get away with the substance abuse he's indulging in; Ed Helms, too, as the safe, bland guy who under no circumstances wants to go back to that hell again.
Chuckles here and there and Ed Helms makes various pronouncements about what will not be happening in the future, because, of course, we've seen the trailer. We know how terribly wrong he is.
Zak Galifanakis is good, but not as good as in the first outing, where the character was a surprise original, and on top of that, I don't think they've given him lines that are equally as funny. I can't remember anything quotable like "reh-tard." He is still funny though. More of a matter of him losing 10% off his game while the other two elevate by 10%.
One disappointment for me was that they didn't work Doug into the movie this time, and they could have. I guess I just felt bad for Doug, the actor himself, sort of getting short-shrift in a surprise blockbuster, and had expected them to work him more into this one; but, in fact, I'm pretty damn confident there's less of him. Just seems unfair. And it might have been a little funny to have Doug along, who did not go through the horror-hangover plot of the last film, seeing what this is like, while the other three -- now old hands at this -- say things like, "Yeah, this happens."
One minor thing is that I really wanted a certain horrible thing to be fixed at the end, or undone, or demonstrated to have been not as bad as assumed; they didn't do that, but left the horrible thing as the horrible thing. Ah well.
The closing pictures of the night's events contain, again, some of the biggest laughs in the movie, and I think they might have outdone themselves from last time.
Overall: I think this is minority opinion, because I was in the minority last time of not thinking the first Hangover was so great, but I think this one is better. But it is pretty darned dark for a comedy -- not just raunchy, but dark -- and isn't for everyone.
Here's the Difference, I Think: In the first one, I felt there was a sitcom-y, gaggy nature to the proceedings. This is naturally sort of reassuring, in that it's distancing; you're aware this is a goof, so it's not really serious.
That helps people deal with the awfulness, that feeling of unreality.
I think this one pushes away from comic unreality more towards naturalistic/horror reality -- not all the way there, of course; this is still a comedy -- and that makes it darker, more dramatic (in the sense that this feels more playing-for-keeps and less madcap-romp), and for me, funnier, because I thought the humor was more rooted in reality.
On the other hand, there's less of that reassuring distancing, so if you're put off by awful material, there's less comfort that this is just a gaggy movie.
And there is some awful material here. If the question is "Would you recommend this to your mom?," the answer is no, I would not recommend this to my mom or yours or anyone's.
Reconsidering/Re-Warning on Content: Dr Spank and others remind me that despite my being down on the first Hangover -- liked it, didn't love it -- there really was a lot of funny material there. And it was, overall, cheerier.
So maybe this one isn't funnier. I think this one is more desperate and grounded in a dark reality. Maybe as funny, or nearly the same level. Others find the first funnier.
And I also think that I should offer a stronger warning than I had. Without wishing to tell you the exact nature of the material here (that would spoil jokes), I will note the original featured drugs and prostitution. This is a sequel. The rule of a sequel is "bigger," or, for this type of movie, more extreme.
And I do not want to give spoilers, but let me stress there is very objectionable, raw, hard-R material here that may upset some.
For the sequel, they had to go further, and they did.
What the hell they could do in the next one, short of amputation or forced gender reassignment surgery, I have no idea.
Posted by: tangonine at May 30, 2011 02:35 PM (x3YFz)
Yes. In fact, IIRC, that was the only thing whose presence was not explained at all, either by exposition or the photo montage at the end.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 30, 2011 02:35 PM (tcGv3)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 02:42 PM (GCjGG)
Posted by: Todd Phillips at May 30, 2011 02:44 PM (FcR7P)
Posted by: Kensington at May 30, 2011 02:45 PM (uaEZS)
On the plot, yes it's a nearly-beat-for-beat rewrite of the last plot,
but, what could be expected? That plot wound up being a surprise smash,
and that plot is the entire franchise, so you betcha, this plot follows
the last one's major beats.
If you want a sequel to be financially successful, generally for comedies, you don't want to deviate too much from what made the first film a success (i.e. don't fix what's not broken). Meet the Fockers is an example of this premise.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 30, 2011 02:46 PM (tcGv3)
Posted by: tangonine at May 30, 2011 07:35 PM (x3YFz)
As Ace goes -- SO GOES THE NATION!
Posted by: Oldcat at May 30, 2011 02:46 PM (CN+Qv)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 02:46 PM (GCjGG)
Don't give Eli Roth any ideas!
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 30, 2011 02:48 PM (tcGv3)
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2011 02:49 PM (1fB+3)
Posted by: Zombie John Belushi at May 30, 2011 02:50 PM (uaEZS)
Meet the Fockers sucked. Huge disappointment and it made it impossible to see any sequels. Wasn't funny and it had Babs in it. Ugh.
Posted by: soulpile is...expendable, s.a. at May 30, 2011 02:51 PM (afWhQ)
Not that that's saying much. But still. He made me lol and shit.
Posted by: Mister Christopher at May 30, 2011 02:52 PM (/BUPU)
So, any Twittering of penes? Not that I'm interested-interested or anything.
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at May 30, 2011 02:54 PM (1yViP)
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Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 02:59 PM (GCjGG)
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Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 30, 2011 03:04 PM (tcGv3)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:04 PM (nj1bB)
This movie is suck+. Multiple gratuitous scenes of male frontal nudity should tell you everything you need to know about this crap script. The Zak dude couldn't be stupider or unfunnier. Read the Yahoo user reviews which I've never seen so consistently heavily negative. And most were fans of the first movie. My showing was packed and basically quiet throughout. Don't waste your time or your money.
Steevy at #8 is dead on with his comments also.
Posted by: VinylMan at May 30, 2011 03:04 PM (qRxfv)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:07 PM (nj1bB)
Posted by: the Charlie Daniels of the torque wrench at May 30, 2011 03:08 PM (le5qc)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:08 PM (nj1bB)
I've talked to 5 or 6 people who saw it and said they were disappointed. They didn't think it was as funny as the first one. That said, I will rent it, but won't go see it.
Has anybody seen Frozen? God in Heaven, watched that last week. Talk about depressing.
Posted by: jewells45 at May 30, 2011 03:09 PM (Z71Vg)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:09 PM (nj1bB)
Posted by: Mister Christopher at May 30, 2011 03:10 PM (/BUPU)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:10 PM (GCjGG)
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Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 30, 2011 03:12 PM (tcGv3)
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Posted by: Sassy at May 30, 2011 03:14 PM (A7gST)
Posted by: Joanie (Oven Gloves) at May 30, 2011 03:16 PM (y/+eD)
I didn't find the first one all that funny.
I don't get why this is such a big deal.
I counted about 4-5 times where I actually laughed out loud during the first film.
I doubt I'll see the second one, even on video.
Posted by: Ben at May 30, 2011 03:16 PM (DKV43)
I thought the first Hangover was one of the funniest movies I'd seen in years. It slowed down in the 2nd half, but the first half killed me and Zack G. killed me.
This one was a good movie, with some funny bits, but nothing that made me laugh out loud. I kept waiting for Zack G. to say something hilarious, and instead he said stuff that was pretty funny.
They didn't payoff the Teddy bit at all. Even though they set it up. World class cello musician, future surgeon -- all now gone with the missing finger. The father should have freaked out, with Teddy relieved that his future is now wide open, he's free to live his own life and not his father's dreams. They must have filmed a blowoff scene for that, but couldn't make it work -- mainly cause the Teddy kid wasn't a very good actor. He should have been horrified, but relieved about his finger. Instead they showed him mellow and mildly relieved about his finger. And his father just ignored it, even though they made a point at the start that Teddy and his future career was the pride and joy of the father.
The whole ass rape thing was just too gross for me. And the Interpol bit was boring and not funny. Also Chao kept losing his accent, which was a bit distracting.
One thing I though was funny was the re-enactment of the famous Vietnam photo of the guy being executed on the street and shot in the head. Pretty ballsy to have Cooper and the Mr. Chao character re-enact that. (It was in the photo montage at the end.)
It was a more clever movie than the first and more complicated. But not nearly as funny, and it lacked especially in the big laughs. But I loved the first one mainly cause of Zack G.
Posted by: Clubber Lang at May 30, 2011 03:16 PM (QcFbt)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:17 PM (nj1bB)
Imagine how funny a Mel Gibson cameo could have been.Just the possibility of him uttering a line ending with"....but first,you will blow me."But nooo,PC bullshit killed it.
Zack Galificomesfromabankruptcountry is the reason Mel wasn't in it if I'm not mistaken.
He said he wouldn't do the film with Mel was in it if I remember correctly.
Posted by: Ben at May 30, 2011 03:18 PM (DKV43)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:19 PM (nj1bB)
It's pretty clear that with this opening weekend that there will be a Hangover Part 3 sometime next year
Posted by: Ben at May 30, 2011 03:21 PM (DKV43)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:21 PM (nj1bB)
Posted by: Clubber Lang at May 30, 2011 03:21 PM (QcFbt)
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2011 03:21 PM (1fB+3)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:22 PM (GCjGG)
Posted by: Ben at May 30, 2011 03:22 PM (DKV43)
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Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:25 PM (GCjGG)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:25 PM (nj1bB)
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2011 03:26 PM (1fB+3)
Posted by: Ben at May 30, 2011 03:26 PM (DKV43)
God rest those winners, by the way, and thank you.
The right-o-spere usually tracks pretty close to what's going on here at the HQ, but not this weekend. No "motorcycles"; no Obama, chewing gum; and no terror or sports updates.
Posted by: K~Bob at May 30, 2011 03:27 PM (Dw34e)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:27 PM (nj1bB)
Posted by: the dandy at May 30, 2011 03:27 PM (1h53u)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:28 PM (nj1bB)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:28 PM (nj1bB)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:29 PM (GCjGG)
I haven't seen it, but I've seen enough scenes to think I will wait till it's on DVD and I watch it with bro, or I catch it on demand, but I DID want to have doug be the big trouble maker, with some progression in the characters.
If _I_ had this gig? or at least if I had input, I would have turned Helms' character into Cooper, someone who after "the last time" can just laugh stuff off, while Cooper, becomes ed's character, a little overbearing and worried thinking that this time it was his fault. Zack's character would have been the oblivious problem solver rather than the oblivious idiot, and Doug would have taken zack's position as the background guy who did nothing but complain.
And the biggest problem with "the hangover" the first one, and undoubtedly present in this one, it really didn't have a heart. I'm not a fan of appatow, if you listen to the commentaries, almost EVERY time you see a scene that is funny, and made you laugh in an appatow film you hear "didn't you come up with that on like the 12th shot?" So Appatows genius is that he has a basic plot with heart, and then lets everyone do whatever they want. The hangover had that same sort of feal, minus the heart.
Posted by: Douglas at May 30, 2011 03:29 PM (YKOnu)
Posted by: K~Bob at May 30, 2011 03:30 PM (Dw34e)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:30 PM (GCjGG)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:31 PM (nj1bB)
>>>It's called Very Bad Things.
ahh I remember that film. It is a lot like The Hangover.
I think Jermey Piven was in it if I recall. The way they killed the hooker by accident was really creepy.
Posted by: Ben at May 30, 2011 03:31 PM (DKV43)
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 30, 2011 03:32 PM (hlY6R)
Oh and since it is Memorial Day I will point out that the actress who plays Kimmy, the girl at samir's strip club, is a Navy veteran.
Posted by: chad at May 30, 2011 03:32 PM (WNcvq)
That police-chick Lieutenant in Ace Venutra? Totally a dude!
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 30, 2011 03:32 PM (tcGv3)
So people with dark senses of humor find it funny (a small minority, and those people tend to be self-styled comedians themselves and it's more a reaction of admiration) and everybody else has the shocked "ooooh" reaction. I imagine most people won't even get it, though.
In the first movie everything about meeting the Zack G. character and his initial interactions with the guys just killed me. The whole wolfpack speech. I couldn't stop laughing the first time I saw it. He just hit a perfect combination of aggressive awkwardness in the first film.
Posted by: Clubber Lang at May 30, 2011 03:32 PM (QcFbt)
Posted by: Mister Christopher at May 30, 2011 03:33 PM (/BUPU)
It's not a great film, by any means, but it's worth watching. I especially appreciate that they don't back down from taking the story to some very bad places.
Posted by: Kensington at May 30, 2011 03:34 PM (uaEZS)
never saw it, but keep hearing it referenced, esp. with regard to the Hangover, like, "I liked it the first time when it was called Very Bad Things.
You've got to check it out. Christian Slater as the wild-party organizer, great cast overall. Takes a sharp and wicked turn into darkness but is hilarious throughout.
Posted by: the dandy at May 30, 2011 03:34 PM (1h53u)
I saw the Hangover after having several friends rave over and over again about it, about how soda pop was shooting out of their noses it was so funny. I don't know, maybe that spoiled it for me but I thought it was kind of dumb and the characters annoyed me. Plus, as mentioned on the Bridesmaids review thread, I'm not big on all the barf/shit/blood/cum style humor in today's movies so movies with that kind of humor are lost on me.
So, I appreciate Ace's review and Clubber Lang's spoilers, and will pass on giving the movie money in the theater and wait until it is on one of the premium channels and I'm too drunk or lazy to change the channel.
Posted by: ParanoidWorkingGirlinSeattle at May 30, 2011 03:35 PM (RZ8pf)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:35 PM (nj1bB)
Posted by: Mister Christopher at May 30, 2011 03:37 PM (/BUPU)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:37 PM (GCjGG)
Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 30, 2011 03:37 PM (yQWNf)
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 30, 2011 03:37 PM (hlY6R)
I was hacked. Will retain legal counsel at tax payer expense. I am not a horny "above the law" congress person. Really. Not.
Posted by: Democreep at May 30, 2011 03:37 PM (0fzsA)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:37 PM (GCjGG)
Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 30, 2011 08:37 PM (yQWNf)
God, my dad loved that movie (because of the song).
Posted by: jewells45 at May 30, 2011 03:39 PM (Z71Vg)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:39 PM (GCjGG)
Posted by: Clubber Lang at May 30, 2011 03:40 PM (QcFbt)
Hey ace, was Howard Kurtz in it? He is a comedian now.
He'res what he had to say about the media taking sides on weiner gate.
HowardKurtzThose who say media give Dems benefit of doubt with sex scandals: Uh, Edwards, Spitzer, Clinton, McGreevey, etc. etc.?
Posted by: robtr at May 30, 2011 03:42 PM (MtwBb)
Posted by: Clubber Lang at May 30, 2011 03:42 PM (QcFbt)
FUCK you, Clubber.
Apollo Creed didn't die at the hands of Clubber Lang. That was just a cover so Creed could be recruited into the CIA and hunt Predators in Val Verde.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 30, 2011 03:43 PM (tcGv3)
Posted by: Joanie (Oven Gloves) at May 30, 2011 08:16 PM (y/+eD)
Maybe she has worn that one out and needs something new to talk about for the next few years.
Posted by: Oldcat at May 30, 2011 03:44 PM (CN+Qv)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:45 PM (GCjGG)
When they re-released the original Planet of the Apes, the cover art for the DVD gave away the ending for the movie. Real lame there, guys.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 30, 2011 03:45 PM (tcGv3)
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2011 03:45 PM (1fB+3)
Posted by: ace at May 30, 2011 03:46 PM (nj1bB)
Posted by: blaster at May 30, 2011 03:46 PM (Fw2Gg)
Posted by: Joanie (Oven Gloves) at May 30, 2011 08:16 PM (y/+eD)
just saw that at the second-run theater pub. Thought it was pretty good, penis scene aside. Damn did they let that camera linger. Made up for it with the Aussie honey's cans late in the flick.
Posted by: the dandy at May 30, 2011 03:47 PM (1h53u)
Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2011 03:47 PM (9XqDa)
Posted by: blaster at May 30, 2011 03:47 PM (Fw2Gg)
Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 30, 2011 03:48 PM (yQWNf)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:48 PM (GCjGG)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:49 PM (GCjGG)
Seeing Danny Glover over-act with his Murtaugh routine from Lethal Weapon in Predator 2 was fun though. Too bad the Predator itself sucked balls.
/Just found out the other day that Adam Baldwin has a few brief scenes in Predator 2. Geez, this guy is in more movies than I thought.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 30, 2011 03:51 PM (tcGv3)
Spoiler alert: The good guys win.
Posted by: K~Bob at May 30, 2011 03:51 PM (Dw34e)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:52 PM (GCjGG)
What the hell they could do in the next one, short of amputation or forced gender reassignment surgery, I have no idea.Next time they could get drunk and accidentally sell the bride to a saudi sheik and then have to go on a killing rampage through Paris ala Taken to get her back and save the wedding.
Posted by: chad at May 30, 2011 03:53 PM (WNcvq)
Posted by: Joanie (Oven Gloves) at May 30, 2011 03:53 PM (y/+eD)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:54 PM (GCjGG)
They are just going to re-enact Hannibal and the Saw franchise -- just with more penises and with Zack G. doing his Asperger's laugh at irregular intervals. You know, to make it funny.
Posted by: Clubber Lang at May 30, 2011 03:54 PM (QcFbt)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 03:55 PM (GCjGG)
Spoiler alert: The good guys win.
Posted by: K~Bob at May 30, 2011 08:51 PM (Dw34e)
Rike Herr they do
Posted by: Flight Leader Tomononga at May 30, 2011 03:57 PM (CN+Qv)
Posted by: Beth at May 30, 2011 03:58 PM (5NfIh)
Posted by: K~Bob at May 30, 2011 03:59 PM (Dw34e)
I did read that, thanks.
They also wanted a more physically-imposing actor to play the Predator. Kevin Peter Hall was 7'2", 'nuff said.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 30, 2011 03:59 PM (tcGv3)
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2011 04:00 PM (1fB+3)
There were no good war films on today besides a Bridge Too Far.
I'm pissed that Spike TV didn't play a BoB marathon.
Posted by: Ben at May 30, 2011 04:00 PM (DKV43)
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 30, 2011 04:02 PM (tcGv3)
Posted by: Joanie (Oven Gloves) at May 30, 2011 04:06 PM (y/+eD)
Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2011 04:07 PM (GCjGG)
Posted by: VinylMan at May 30, 2011 04:09 PM (qRxfv)
Posted by: blaster at May 30, 2011 04:09 PM (Fw2Gg)
Posted by: bergerbilder at May 30, 2011 04:10 PM (S1Ttj)
Fuckers. I'm STILL pissed off.
Posted by: Beth at May 30, 2011 04:13 PM (5NfIh)
Posted by: Howard Zinn at May 30, 2011 04:14 PM (uaEZS)
Posted by: Joanie (Oven Gloves) at May 30, 2011 04:20 PM (y/+eD)
(Some spoiler, spoiler, spoiler discussion)
I misspoke when I said ass-rape. What sex does occur is butt-sex, but it's drunken horrible-idea butt-sex, not rape. And they don't show it (except for a few non-explicit pics in the photo montage at the end). It just bothered me. The dental dork gets abused in the Hangover movies, he's the butt-monkey and that's his role. In Hangover 1 he drunkenly hooks up with a Vegas prostitute and loses a tooth. In Hangover 2 he drunkenly hooks with a Thai prostitute and gets a face tattoo. And what kind of prostitute is Thailand famous for? Right. Lady-boys.
The Dental dork is the average guy here. Cooper is the cool guy, and Zack G. is Aspergers man. So dental dork is who we identify with. And I just didn't want to hear that happened to him. And you only hear about it as they piece together the facts of the night.
But that's so far beyond crazy-bachelor-party funny thing and into horrible life-shattering thing. So it went past funny and just made me think how horrible that would be. And they made it clear that the butt-sex had, uh, concluded successfully and that he's walking around the whole movie with, uh, the after-effects inside him.
For some reason once I learned that the main-ish character has man-goo up his butt the whole movie ... I couldn't quite get that out of my head.
But part of this is the fact that butt-sex has been mainstreamed for the younger generation. This bugs me since I find it gross and am still dating and increasingly meet chicks who've done that in the past, which I find gross and just really wish they would never tell me, but they always insist on revealing that. I think for younger folk for whom butt-sex is not inherently gross, it won't bug them as much. I don't know.
Posted by: Clubber Lang at May 30, 2011 04:23 PM (QcFbt)
I decided to watch The Hangover on On Demand tonight. The first time I saw it, my big brother (who's 50 and should know better) thought it would be a good film for us to watch with our parents, who are 77 and 80. I sat through it thinking "Oh my God, oh my God." Probably more entertaining without the parental units.
Posted by: Palandine at May 30, 2011 04:25 PM (g7D8V)
The bit with the stepdad and son? (the guy who looked like Conn. Senator Dick Blumenthal?)
Posted by: Dave C at May 30, 2011 04:26 PM (QIvCY)
Posted by: UGAdawg at May 30, 2011 04:37 PM (/VjHB)
Posted by: Beth at May 30, 2011 04:41 PM (5NfIh)
Posted by: That movie spoiler guy at May 30, 2011 05:17 PM (Dw34e)
Posted by: Beth at May 30, 2011 09:41 PM (5NfIh)
Yeah, that was disturbing..
The worst part of it all is some of the idiot commenters on IMDB were talking about how 'That movie made me feel sorry for the guy' too..
Posted by: Dave C at May 30, 2011 05:23 PM (QIvCY)
Posted by: Sexy corsets at May 31, 2011 05:05 AM (8xXp5)
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