2009. USA. Todd Phillips. 99 min.
Saturday, January 2, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2009. USA. Directed by Todd Phillips. Screenplay by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. With Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha. This Las Vegas bachelor-party-meets-roadtrip film is quite possibly the funniest movie of the year, and yet it’s still a little sad. Less a “whodunit” than a “what'd we do?," The Hangover explodes narrative expectations (is that really Mike Tyson with a tiger?) as it confirms every bride’s worst fears; left to their own devices, boys really will behave badly. At the same time it exposes “acting out” for what it is: a desperate longing for home. 99 min.