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The Hangover -- After a blow-out bachelor party, three groomsmen wake in their Las Vegas hotel room to find the groom is missing and they can't remember a thing about what they did the night before.
The Hangover -- Mike Tyson's Music Video from The Hangover
The Hangover -- Stu Price (Ed Helms) sings out in this trailer for The Hangover.
The Hangover -- Clip: What's on your arm?
The Hangover -- Interview: Jeffrey Tambor "On the film"


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Some guys just can't handle Vegas See more »
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Bradley Cooper ... Phil

Ed Helms ... Stu

Zach Galifianakis ... Alan

Justin Bartha ... Doug

Heather Graham ... Jade

Sasha Barrese ... Tracy

Jeffrey Tambor ... Sid

Ken Jeong ... Mr. Chow

Rachael Harris ... Melissa

Mike Tyson ... Mike Tyson

Mike Epps ... Black Doug

Jernard Burks ... Leonard

Rob Riggle ... Officer Franklin

Cleo King ... Officer Garden

Bryan Callen ... Eddie

Matt Walsh ... Dr. Valsh

Ian Anthony Dale ... Chow's #1

Michael Li ... Chow's #2

Sondra Currie ... Linda

Gillian Vigman ... Stephanie

Nathalie Fay ... Lisa
Chuck Pacheco ... Hotel Guest at Valet

Jesse Erwin ... Hotel Valet

Dan Finnerty ... Wedding Singer

Keith Lyle ... Casino Dealer

Brody Stevens ... Officer Foltz

Todd Phillips ... Mr. Creepy

Mike Vallely ... Neeco

James Martin Kelly ... Police Clerk

Murray Gershenz ... Felix

Andrew Astor ... Eli
Casey Margolis ... Budnick
Ken Flaherty ... Old Timer at Gas Station
Joe Alexander ... Pit Boss
Constance Broge ... Woman in Elevator
Sue Pierce ... Mini-Mart Cashier
Floyd Levine ... Tailor

Robert A. Ringler ... Minister

Britt Barrett ... Bridesmaid

Chauntae Davies ... Bridesmaid

Alisa Allapach ... Bridesmaid

Nicholas Furu ... Stun Gun Boy

Angelica Flameno ... Stun Gun Girl
Lily Winn ... Screaming Girl

Katerina Moutsatsou ... Eddie's Assistant (as Katerina Moutsatsos)

Faleolo Alailima ... Tyson's Bodyguard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rio Ahn ... Orderly (uncredited)
John Bailey ... Ceasar's Palace Pimp (uncredited)
Bart Blackburn ... Drunk Casino Patron (uncredited)

Jordan Bobbitt ... Flower Girl #1 (uncredited)

Guile Branco ... Guest at Casino (uncredited)
Joey Brander ... Student (uncredited)

Michael Bravo ... Convenience Store Patron (uncredited)
Shannon Brokaw ... Precision Driver (uncredited)

Lisa Catara ... Hotel Dancer (uncredited)
Kaitlin Clark ... Girl in Elevator (uncredited)

Natalie Cohen ... Casino Patron #6 (uncredited)
Matthew Corbett Davis ... Blackjack Player (uncredited)
Roger Chico De Coster ... Casino Guest (uncredited)

Cody Deal ... Roman Soldier at Caesar's Palace (uncredited)

Lanette Fugit ... High Roller (uncredited)

Charlene Geisler ... Katie - Girl in the elevator (uncredited)

Anat Gerber ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)

David Hill ... Parent Driving Jaguar (uncredited)

Mitch Holleman ... Max - Student (uncredited)

Grant Holmquist ... Tyler (uncredited)
Brian Irvin ... VIP Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Ty Izquierdo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Brittani Jenee' ... Bachelorette (uncredited)

Lucinda Jenney ... Extra (uncredited)

Carrie Keagan ... Casino Guest (uncredited)

Niko Koshet ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ivy Lee ... Poolside Girl (uncredited)
Kimya Mallory ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dov Markowich ... Blackjack Player (uncredited)
Stephanie Mathis ... Casino Guest (uncredited)
Anthony Mingilino ... Precision Driver (uncredited)

April Montgomery ... Groom's Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Roy C. Peterson ... Tri Card Player (uncredited)
Alex Pulido ... Private School Student (uncredited)

Richard Reid ... Vegas High Roller (uncredited)

Joan Riegert ... High Roller Wife (uncredited)

Rachael Riegert ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
Michael A. Rizza ... Guy in the elevator (uncredited)

Heather Roop ... Mom in Elevator (uncredited)
Joe Satriani ... Guitarist in Wedding Band (uncredited)
Fran Severini ... Dancing Grandma (uncredited)
Jessica Simons ... Casino Guest (uncredited)
Steve Somers ... Wedding Planner (uncredited)
Tom Spano ... Casino High Roller (uncredited)

Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson ... Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson (uncredited)

Tomiko ... Store Patron (uncredited)
Jaira Valenti ... Bartender Hostess (uncredited)
Ryan Van de Kamp Buchanan ... Wedding Waiter (uncredited)

Yvonne Vera ... Extra (uncredited)

Emma Wetzel ... Flower Girl (uncredited)
Victor Yerrid ... Tiger (uncredited)

Directed by
Todd Phillips 
Writing credits
Jon Lucas (written by) &
Scott Moore (written by)

Produced by
Chris Bender .... executive producer
Scott Budnick .... executive producer
William Fay .... executive producer
Daniel Goldberg .... producer (as Dan Goldberg)
Jon Jashni .... executive producer
Todd Phillips .... producer
David Siegel .... co-producer (as David A. Siegel)
J.C. Spink .... executive producer
Thomas Tull .... executive producer
Jeffrey Wetzel .... co-producer
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
Cinematography by
Lawrence Sher (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Debra Neil-Fisher 
Casting by
Juel Bestrop 
Seth Yanklewitz 
Production Design by
Bill Brzeski 
Art Direction by
Andrew Max Cahn (supervising art director)
A. Todd Holland 
Set Decoration by
Danielle Berman 
Costume Design by
Louise Mingenbach 
Makeup Department
David Abbott .... makeup artist
Merribelle Anderson .... key hair stylist (as Merribelle A. Anderson)
Patricia Androff .... key makeup artist (as Patty Androff)
Kim Collea .... additional makeup artist
Katherine Distefano .... assistant hair stylist: Las Vegas
Camille Friend .... hair stylist
Tony Gardner .... prosthetic dental effects artist
Tony Gardner .... special makeup designer
Renee E. Kant .... makeup artist
Song Lopez .... makeup artist
Lori McCoy-Bell .... hair department head
Mary Kay Morse .... makeup artist (as Mary Kay Witt)
Charlotte Parker .... hair stylist (as Charlotte A. Parker)
Keith Sayer .... makeup artist
Janeen Schreyer .... makeup department head
Susan Simone .... makeup artist
Alicia M. Tripi .... hair stylist
K. Troy Zestos .... additional hair stylist
Production Management
Julie M. Anderson .... production supervisor
Susan E. Novick .... post-production supervisor
Barbara Russo .... post-production executive
Mark Scoon .... executive in charge of production
David Siegel .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Mendoza .... second assistant director: second unit Las Vegas
Courtenay Miles .... first assistant director: second unit
Kevin O'Neil .... second second assistant director
Paul Schneider .... second assistant director (as Paul B. Schneider)
Jeffrey Wetzel .... first assistant director (as Jeffrey JP Wetzel)
Art Department
Michelle Benavides .... set dresser
Daniel W. Blaha .... propmaker
Russell Bobbitt .... property master
Ted Boonthanakit .... storyboard artist
Tom Callinicos .... on set dresser
Marco A. Campos .... construction foreman
James Collins .... props
Doug Crawford .... propmaker
Brendon Crigler .... set dresser
Gerald D'Onofrio .... sculptor
R. Scott Doran .... leadman
Matt Emery .... prop maker
Jack Evans .... buyer
James Fernandez .... set dresser
Erin Fite .... set decorating buyer
Jane Fitts .... graphic designer
Andrew P. Flores .... stand-by painter (as Andy Flores)
Neil Gahm .... propmaker foreman
Christopher Isenegger .... art department coordinator
Jeffrey McMahon .... construction general foreman
Michelle Millay .... sculptor
Desma Murphy .... assistant art director
Roderick Nunnally .... paint supervisor
Dennis Ogle .... set dresser
William Allen Olsen .... set props assistant
Paul Pastorelli .... gang boss
Anshuman Prasad .... set designer
John H. Samson .... construction coordinator
Jim Stubblefield .... assistant property master
Matthew King .... assistant food stylist (uncredited)
Kris Nagle .... welder foreman (uncredited)
Jeff O'Bannon .... laborer (uncredited)
Jack White .... food stylist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mike Anderson .... sound utility
Benjamin Beardwood .... dialogue editor
Benjamin Beardwood .... sound editor
Bob Beher .... supervising foley editor (as Bob Behr)
Jim Brookshire .... supervising adr editor
Pierre Brouard .... dialogue editor
Tim Chau .... sound designer
Tim Chau .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Chau .... supervising sound editor
Ryan Davis .... sound re-recording mixer (additional re-recording mixer)
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
Nils C. Jensen .... sound effects editor
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mixer (as Timothy LeBlanc)
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Jordan O'Neill .... DTS sound mastering engineer
Lee Orloff .... sound mixer
Brian Robinson .... boom operator
John Roesch .... foley artist
Paul Stula .... epk sound mixer
Joseph Tsai .... assistant sound editor
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Clayton Weber .... sound editor
Clayton Weber .... sound effects editor
Jay Fisher .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Gary Raymond .... music playback and recording: Pro Tools (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ryan Arndt .... special effects technician
John J. Downey .... special effects gangboss
Matthew J. Downey .... special effects technician (as Matthew Downey)
Ron Epstein .... special effects technician
Mario Vanillo .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Valerie Delahaye .... visual effects producer: make inc
Adam Francis .... motion control technician
Rusty Ippolito .... digital effects artist
Paul Maples .... motion control operator
Gray Marshall .... visual effects supervisor
Trent Shumway .... visual effects artist
Renée Tymn .... Flame artist: Rods & Cones
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunts
Sean Graham .... stunts
Ed McDermott II .... precision driving
Chris O'Hara .... stunts (as Christopher O'Hara)
Casey O'Neill .... stunts
Darrin Prescott .... stunt coordinator
Scotty Richards .... precision driving coordinator (as Scott Richards)
Craig Frosty Silva .... stunts (as Craig Silva)
Philip Tan .... stunts
Greg Anderson .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Donny Bailey .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Michael H. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Jwaundace Candece .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Tara Clark .... stunts (uncredited)
Wade Eastwood .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jon H. Epstein .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Marc C. Geschwind .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunt double: Ed Helms (uncredited)
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Hart .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Hassenpflug .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Freddie Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Justus .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Ralf Koch .... stunt performer (uncredited)
David Leitch .... stunts (uncredited)
Anthony Mingilino .... precision driver (uncredited)
Anthony Mingilino .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Robert Nagle .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Mark Norby .... stunt double (uncredited)
Ryan O'Dell .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris O'Hara .... stunt double: Bradley Cooper (uncredited)
Casey O'Neill .... stunt double: Justin Bartha (uncredited)
Chris Palermo .... stunts (uncredited)
Suzanne Prescott .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Price .... stunts (uncredited)
Jade Quon .... stunt tiger puppeteer (uncredited)
Bridgett Riley .... stunts (uncredited)
Philip Tan .... stunt double: Ken Jeong (uncredited)
Sonny Tipton .... stunt double: Zach Galifianakis (uncredited)
Sonny Tipton .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Mike Vallely .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Darlene Ava Williams .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Keith Woulard .... stunts (uncredited)
Boni Yanagisawa .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Barnett .... ultimate arm operator
Steven D. Castaneda .... electrician
Alan Caudillo .... director of photography: second unit
John Crimins .... lighting console programmer
Sean Patrick Crowell .... key grip
Josh Day .... set lighting technician
Suzanne Dietz .... camera loader
Seong Dilg .... dolly grip
Julie Donovan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Scott Dropkin .... remote camera technician: Sparrow Head
Michael Enriquez .... grip
Remi Epron .... aerial pilot & technician
Pete Escobar .... rigging grip
Mark Evans .... additional grip
Bobby Foster .... dolly grip
David Ghegan .... best boy electric
Daniel C. Gold .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jerry Gregoricka .... rigging electrician
Bryan G. Haigh .... key second assistant camera
Geoffrey Haley .... Steadicam operator
Geoffrey Haley .... camera operator
Adam Harrison .... best boy rigging gaffer
Jason Hibarger .... libra head technician
Gregory Irwin .... first assistant camera
Luke Kalteux .... set lighting technician
Lawrence Karman .... additional camera operator
Michael Kelem .... aerial director of photography
Douglas Kieffer .... lighting technician
Jason Kilgore .... chief rigging technician
Michael Kleiman .... additional second assistant camera
Tommy Klines .... first assistant camera
John Koth .... best boy grip
Seth Kotok .... additional first assistant camera
Hunter Langley .... electrician
Frank Masi .... still photographer
Glenn E. Moran .... rigging gaffer
Joey Moran .... electrician
Daniel Nichols .... camera operator: Ultimate Arm
Tommy 'Hammer' O'Connell .... rigging grip
Scott Odermann .... rigging grip
Jerry Patton .... assistant camera
George Peters .... camera operator
Robert Petrin .... camera operator: Ultimate Arm
John Pingry .... first assistant camera: second unit
Scott Robison .... rigging grip best boy
Joel A. Ruiz .... rigging electric
Mike Sanchez .... video playback operator
Jack Serino .... rigging grip
Bryce Shields .... additional video assist
Mike Silverberg .... electrician
John Spellman .... second assistant camera: second unit
Josh Stancil .... rigging key grip
Calvin Starnes .... grip
Al Stewart .... grip
Mark T. Stockwell Sr. .... rigging grip
James 'Biff' Thomsen .... electrician
Charlie Tollefson .... rigging electrician
John Trunk .... video assist
Jarred Waldron .... gaffer
Hootly Weedn .... set lighting technician
Chris Weigand .... lighting technician
Steven J. Winslow .... aerial camera technician: Super G Camera
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
Lauren Cokeley .... extras casting assistant
Melissa Kostenbauder .... casting associate
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting
Trixze Smith .... casting assistant
Latrell Manuel .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlene Amateau .... costume supervisor
Corey Bronson .... set costumer
Suzy Chesler .... costume assistant
Lynne Duggins .... costumer
Katie Gavin .... additional costumer
Kate Heckman .... costume assistant
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... costume supervisor
Alison McCosh .... assistant costume designer
Bob Moore Jr. .... set costumer
Reiko Porter .... costumer
Paul Sinnott .... costume assistant
Douglas J. Stewart .... textile artist
Emma Trenchard .... costumer
Danny Vick .... costumer
Michele Flynn .... head costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Scott Burnette .... assistant editor
David S. Clark .... first assistant editor
Daphne Dentz .... senior digital intermediate producer
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Kathleen Largay .... digital intermediate assistant
Adam Ohl .... digital intermediate producer
Mark Sachen .... colorist: telecine
Kraig Tytus .... post-production assistant
Jan Yarbrough .... digital intermediate colorist
Evans Butterworth .... digital intermediate account executive (uncredited)
David Orr .... film color timer (uncredited)
Daniel Paress .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Phillip Blackford .... score mix technician
Fernand Bos .... music editor
Wade Culbreath .... musician: timpani
George Doering .... musician
George Drakoulias .... music supervisor
Jim Dunbar .... music coordinator
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Jake Monaco .... composer: additional music
Jake Monaco .... score programmer
Mike Nowak .... conductor
Julie Pearce .... music editor
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Andrew Silver .... supervising music editor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Margaret Yen .... music clearance
Peter Afterman .... music clearance (uncredited)
Carter Armstrong .... Executive In Charge Of Music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gil Amaral .... driver
Ronald Augustus .... driver: production van
Mark Brown .... driver
Bruce Callahan .... transportation
Jim Chesney .... transportation coordinator
Lonnie Craig .... transportation
William M. DeLuca .... mechanic
Christine Dye .... transportation dispatcher
Joe Feeney .... transportation captain
Ali Griffith .... transportation secretary
Chris Howard .... driver
Scott Howard .... transportation
Joel Larson .... driver: camera truck
Miguel Lozano .... driver: honeywagon
Rita Lundin .... driver
G. Wesley Ponsford .... driver
Derek Raser .... picture car coordinator
Randy Roberg .... driver
Shaun Ryan .... transportation co-captain
Leslie Slaughter .... transportation captain
Carlos Williams .... driver
Robert A. Wood .... production van driver
Ron Yakshe .... driver
Other crew
Akemi Abe .... main title
Sam Alvelo .... set production assistant
Chris P. Anderson .... production secretary: las vegas
Amy Antonsen .... production assistant
Jampier Arias .... second assistant accountant
Mike Barry .... assistant location manager
Jared Bierylo .... production assistant
Andrew Bookin .... production assistant
Bentley Gurparm Brar .... independent auditor
Courtney Cocherell .... production assistant
Elizabeth Cohen .... production assistant
Rose Cox .... craft service
John Criswell .... animatronic supervisor
Grant Cross .... production assistant: Las Vegas
Jesse Ehrman .... creative executive
Janette Evans .... first assistant accountant
Barrett Farmer .... production assistant
Federico Ferreri .... set production assistant
Richard Franceschini .... production resources executive
Richard Funk .... production assistant
Elan Garfias .... adr voice
Joseph Garner .... assistant: Todd Phillips
Laura Gary .... studio teacher
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator
Joel Goldes .... dialect coach: preproduction
Joshua Greenrock .... staff assistant
Elizabeth Ridley Hagan .... second assistant accountant
Talisha Marie Henderson .... office production assistant
Mark Hochman .... computer and 24 frame video engineer
Shira Ingram .... production assistant
Alice S. Kim .... assistant: Dan Goldberg (as Alice Kim)
Micheal Edward King .... set production assistant
Ken Lavet .... location manager
Eric Layne .... production accountant
Aaron Lee Lopez .... production assistant
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor
Scott Menville .... additional voices
Gina Meredith .... first unit medic
Gina Meredith .... key medic
Guy Morrison .... key assistant location manager
Nicole Mumey .... production secretary
Cindy Nevins .... second assistant accountant
Penny Patrick .... script supervisor: second unit
Caitlin Pickall .... production assistant
Derek Plaza .... production assistant
Tom Poole .... stand-in: Floyd Levine
Bryant Powell .... stand-in
Troy Proffitt .... production assistant
Christopher Ramirez .... second unit: location manager
Claire Raskind .... unit publicist
Michael Roccuzzo .... post-production accountant
Shauna Sanders .... assistant production coordinator: Las Vegas (as Shauna Moss)
Gregory Santoro .... set production assistant
Jill Sayre .... voice-over
Susie Schelling .... medical consultant
Johnson Colby Sheffield .... location production assistant
Greg Smith .... animal trainer
Carlos Tapia .... assistant location manager
Sophia Tapia .... payroll accountant
Trevor Tavares .... set production assistant
Brendan Thomas .... assistant to Tip 'T.I.' Harris
Holly Titchen .... production assistant
Gretel Twombly .... production coordinator
Michael P. Twombly .... assistant production coordinator (as Mish Twombly)
Grant Waters .... production assistant
Tony Whitmore .... key set medic
Jeff Winn .... key craft service
Peter Woods .... production assistant
Dave Yekell .... production assistant
Ryan Young .... set production assistant
Drew Massey .... tiger puppeteer (uncredited)
George Mims .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Stopping in Vegas on the Way to a Wedding" - Israel (English title)
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Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material
100 min | 108 min (unrated version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Todd Phillips waived his usual salary and received part ownership of the film instead. In an interview with Howard Stern, Phillips said that due to the film's box-office success "this is [his] Star Wars (1977)."See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Phil, Stu, and Alan are able to obtain the Mercedes from the impound. A car cannot be released from an impound without showing proof of ownership, which they did not have because the car was not theirs. However, while normally this is the case, the fact that they were released "off the books" provides a completely reasonable (or at least internally consistent) explanation for getting the car back without any red tape.See more »
[first lines]
Doug Billings:[on recording] Hey, you've reached Doug. Sorry I missed your call. Please leave a name and number and I'll get back to you.
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343 out of 559 people found the following review useful.
Genuinely funnier than any comedy in recent memory, 7 June 2009
Author: MovieAddict2016 from UK

Most great comedies are based on fundamental truths -- we find a deal of humour in the illumination of our own human tragedy. Office Space is funny, for example, because we've all worked that type of job, put up with that type of boss, and suffered that type of monotonous everyday boredom.

Todd Phillips' new movie, The Hangover, is as aptly titled as anything else released this year: it's about a Vegas bachelor party gone horribly awry, in which the groom inexplicably disappears, no one can remember a damned thing, and Mike Tyson wants his tiger back.

Yes, we've all had those nights, though perhaps not to such extremes (that's where the exaggeration of comedy serves us). The Hangover is funny because it takes this cultural ritual -- an American tradition; something almost all of us can relate to -- and finds genuine humour in the pain of its aftermath.

I concede that bachelor party movies are not in short supply; the genre (if it is, indeed, a genre) should have probably both begun and ended with the Tom Hanks flick almost three decades ago. But The Hangover wisely studies the day after rather than the day itself; this is funnier because the plot works backwards, without tacky flashbacks, and much of the evening in question is left to our imagination.

While it would be misleading to claim this is a brilliant film (in either regard – as comedy or character study), it's an assured picture that finds its footing immediately and achieves a surprising level of sustenance throughout its running time. And frankly, let's be honest, this is a breath of fresh air: it's one of the best R-rated comedies of the decade, and certainly the most uproarious since Superbad was released two years ago. Most R-rated comedies produced today are defiant; the R-rating has become a hindrance to film studios' sensibilities – everything is PG-13, saving the shameless Unrated schpeel for the DVD cut. The occasional theatrically-released R-rated comedy, as such, is infrequently modest; the ads stress the rating to remind us what we've been missing. For every legitimate offer, such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, we're treated to movies like College that attempt to lure us into theaters based on the promise of raunchy decadence. The problem is that it's all so coldly calculated; these films are not funny because a majority of the time they are simply lazy and dishonest.

The simplest reason for The Hangover's success in being genuinely funny is the fact that it achieves a rare balance of character and vulgarity. We laugh at the characters' misfortunes because we like them, we empathize with them, and they are distinctly actualized. Are they stereotypical? To a certain degree, sure: we have the repressed pussy-whipped guy who obeys his girlfriend's every command (Ed Helms); the weird John Belushi-esquire figure who speaks in non sequiturs and naïve absurdities (Zach Galifianakis); and the womanizer whose confidence renders him automatic leader of the group (Bradley Cooper). It's a testament to the strengths of these actors that they make their characters endearing and believable, even in the face of total lunacy.

Helms has been an underrated highlight of the American Office for the past several years, never quite earning the praise he deserves. His character on the show is played with pitch-perfect perversity: he's not overtly creepy (like the program's other weirdo, Creed), but rather subtly unnerving. Helms invests a great deal of nuance into what is ostensibly a throwaway, supporting goofball; this movie, if nothing else, will justly reveal his talents.

Cooper uses his looks to his advantage: it's funny to watch handsome people exploit their securities. Cooper essentially turns your typical Leading Man figure into a bumbling idiot, self-absorbed and clueless. It's effective, he's got great chemistry with the other guys, and it's fun to watch such an immoral and ruthless character take center stage in a mainstream comedy.

Galifianakis, a cult comedian who I've admired for years, has been struggling quite a while. Not many people other than myself and Sean Penn saw his 2001 comedy Out Cold, probably because it wasn't all that great; but he was easily the most amusing aspect of the picture. He once described himself as being gifted by the opposite of the Midas touch, with more than a few canceled TV shows to his credit (including Comedy Central's unheralded Dog Bites Man), but it seems his persistence has finally paid off: he has discovered, at last, a movie of strong enough quality to reflect his talents. Galifianakis has a fair share of the film's funniest dialogue; as far as fat funny guys go, many of them (such as Chris Farley) made the ill-fated mistake of playing dumb in a sharp fashion: hurtful quips and silly one-liners, all self-aware. Galifianakis plays his character straight and the laughs are subsequently heartier; when he embraces his brother-in-law while nude, the act seems innocently awkward rather than deliberately awkward, and that's what makes it so funny. He's described in The Hangover, by another character, as a child with a beard. Imagine how funny it is when he names a Caucasian baby Carlos, without any shred of condescension or knowing humour.

The Hangover is surely destined to become the sleeper comedy hit of 2009, and, more likely, a cult flick in the years to come. It's more deserving of such acknowledgment than many recent successes, and while we may live in an era saturated with unnecessary sequels, I actually left The Hangover hoping to see these guys again. And that's a rare feeling these days.

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