- Title The Hangover Part II
- Director Todd Phillips
- Year 2011
- Run time 1hr 42m
- Genre Comedy
- Tagline The wolfpack is back
Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms reunite for this Todd Phillips comedy sequel. This time round, Alan (Galifianakis), Doug (Bartha), Phil (Cooper) and Stu (Helms) are jetting out to Bangkok for Stu's wedding to his Thai girlfriend (Jamie Chung). With the mortifying memories of Doug's bachelor party in Las Vegas forever etched in everyone's minds, Stu decides to play things safe. Surely nothing can go wrong with a sedate pre-wedding brunch... or can it? The supporting cast includes Liam Neeson and Juliette Lewis, while former president Bill Clinton makes a cameo appearance.
The first Hangover film was a surprise hit for us. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it, and although it was a bit too crude for me in places, it made me laugh enough to score 4 out of 5. The trailer for the second one seemed a lot brighter and quite a lot brasher but it didn’t look like the first would be ruined, so we settled in for a watch.
2:01 - “It happened again.” 4:51 - Mm, love Bradley Cooper. 5:17 - Married in Vegas, like he did last time. Hehehe, not by choice, of course. 7:37 - I would like a bachelor brunch. Chocolate chip pancakes are pretty wild. 12:22 - Surely you can’t smoke a pipe in the airport. 16:00 - It’s not just his country that don’t consider dentists to be doctors, is it? Happens in all kinds of films. And Friends! 19:15 - Wow, the rudeness, 21:01 - That is not much of a pact! 25:22 - I don’t like much of the music so far in this film, but it really fits well. 28:16 - Actually, I think the monkey is scarier than the tiger. 33:44 - That is crying? Weird! 35:07 - “Feet first, feet first. I’ve done this before.” 37:48 - Elephant! 42:42 - I wonder why they can’t remember anything this time. 45:40 - Are you allowed to just walk into a monastery? No reception or anything? 47:24 - “Oh my god, we kidnapped a monk.” 57:01 - I forgot how beat up they get as they go on their travels. 57:24 - And shot! 1:04:58 - “How much worse can this day get?” Famous last words. 1:09:29 - I am not comfortable with a smoking monkey. 1:14:53 - “I wish monkeys could Skype.” 1:17:24 - I love the way he said that. Now they make you add nuuumbers. 1:28:11 - Quite a way to make an entrance. They couldn’t do the bit about picking up suits and changing along the way. 1:29:30 - Anchor! 1:33:47 - Tut, tut, Chinese Lanterns. 1:34:12 - I don’t like seeing so much of Phil’s wife. Humph. 1:38:38 - Ohhh, never thought to wonder what happened to his finger.
It didn’t ruin the first one, which is good. It couldn’t ruin it really because it was the exact same film, just with some tweaks. They weren’t left with a baby, but they did lose one of the party, he was found in a ridiculously obvious place, there was some kidnapping, some beating up and a lot of shouting and swearing. It was good, but because we’d already seen everything before, it wasn’t great.
Rating: 3 / 5