Sunday, June 7, 2009

Movie Review: The Hangover

Simply put, this is the funniest movie I have ever seen in my life.

There, I said it.

It's funnier than Old School. It's funnier than Knocked Up. It's funnier than any Apatow movie. It's funnier than Animal House, Harold and Kiuma, the 40 Year Old Virgin. It's funnier than .. well, you get my point.

Every character is great, every scene is great and the there's literally a laugh a minute. It's a comedy, but it's a cleverly written, quasi dark comedy and the acting is terrific, including one breakout performance and an unreal cameo by Mike Tyson. In a nutshell, it is everything a movie should be and more and I suggest you run -- not walk -- to the theaters to see this one. That's about all I can say: you have to see this one yourself to believe it. And this is the kind of movie when it's all said and done, you won't watch once. It will be more like 50 times.


My main man Rob was in from Hong Kong this weekend and he and I had a damn near perfect day yesterday. It went something like this:

--swim meet in am (his girls swim too so he can relate. The Little Girl took 1 first and 2 seconds btw)
-- baseball game late am. Rangers lost. Got destroyed, actually
-- In and Out Burget for lunch
-- Gnarly trail run early afternoon
-- Hang out at the beach with kids late afternoon
-- Indian food for dinner
-- Above movie
-- Killer bottle of cabernet
-- Beer sampling and WIll Ferrel Semi-Pro on HBO

If anyone can frame a better day than that, I'm all ears.


df said...

In and Out Burger and Indian food on the same day? I guess we should ask you to not give us the play by play of the day after.

Anonymous said...

saw the movie with mom. she loved it. i thougth it was a typical guys go to las vegas and get drunk. naturally funny scenario but nothing so special . that's me i guess. hard to please.
do love the boy and girls sports achivements .gs