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DVD Pick: The Hangover

A no-star cast takes a shop-worn theme about boys being bad in LasVegas, and turns it into something fresh, funny and profitable

The Hangover
Director: Todd Phillips

A no-star cast takes a shop-worn theme about boys being bad in Las Vegas, and turns it into something fresh, funny and profitable — $277 million US for the domestic market, enough to make it history’s most successsful “R” rated comedy. Take that, Hollywood know-it-alls!

This is one clever little film. Director Todd Phillips and scripters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore cleverly keep us in suspense about how the monster hangover happened. First they show us the aftermath as three confused groomsmen (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis) turn Vegas upside down in their quest for their missing groom (Justin Bartha) after their bachelor party goes hilariously awry.

 
 
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