The Hangover 2009

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Two days before his wedding, Doug drives to Las Vegas with two best buddies and his future brother-in-law for a blow-out party. When the groomsmen wake up, Doug is missing. With no clue what happened, they retrace the night's events to find Doug. But the more they uncover, the more trouble they're in!

Starring:
Bradley Cooper,Ed Helms
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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The Hangover

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Todd Phillips
Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms
Supporting actors Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Bryan Callen, Sasha Barrese, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor, Rachel Harris, Rob Riggle
Studio Warner Bros.
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By OEJ TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Dec. 2009
Format: Blu-ray
Well, this was a couple of notches less special than I had been expecting. I had read several private and professional reviews and my expectations were pretty high, but very little in the film managed to live up to the hype.

It's not exactly a road movie, simply four guys going to Vegas for a bachelor weekend (or a stag night as we would call it here) and inevitably getting into trouble. Although the night itself isn't shown, one thing that's not in question is that all four of them got very drunk and the next day can't rememember what happened - and one of them is missing: the groom, no less. So he has to be found in order to get him to the church on time.

There are some moments that made me chuckle, quite a few to be fair, but I thought it was going to be hilarious and it was never quite that. In fact, the comedy elements were underplayed if anything, and the film as a whole was as much of a drama, maybe even a suspense mystery at times, and this was a constant surprise. Not as big a surprise however as the absence of any moments that made me holler with laughter. And I was ready to do just that, indeed I was expecting it. The main four characters probably had the ability to do it, but the script didn't allow them to. Some of the peripheral characters, notably the Chinese gangsters, were just camp and let down the good work put in by the main players.

I've heard this film being described as one of the funniest films of 2009. If that's true - and it might be for all I know - then standards must be slipping. Actually, the Madagascar 2 DVD was released in 2009, and I can say without hesitation that it was a whole lot funnier than Hangover, even if it is a whole lot different.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Johan RF on 9 Feb. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Incredible that this film was so successful....... just who found it funny enough to want to watch 2 more ?? blu ray HD transfer is superb though... and audio great although "who let the dogs out" belongs to Rugrats in Paris....
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hywel James TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 April 2012
Format: DVD
Fortunately I rented "The Hangover" and accordingly it didn't cost me very much to discover that it is, for the most part, a boneheaded romp in which a number of actors well into their thirties, possibly even their forties, mucked about like teenagers. Was it an ironic take on the American comedy genre or an extremely sophisticated post modern analysis of Hollywood mores? No, it was largely infantile movie and it was acutely embarrassing to see grownups behaving like twerps.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Split-Pea Soup on 10 Jan. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
We watched this blu-ray last night and we were both a bit disappointed. I had high expectations going into this film, and I mean, we both love a good comedy, but this one just fell short in that department. I guess you either think it is the funniest movie in a long time, or you think it's pretty dumb. We thought the latter. The story is unoriginal, the funny scenes too few and far between, and if you have seen the trailer, you know most of them. That being said, there are some pretty funny scenes, like the first one with Mike Tyson had me rolling. In the end, it is not bad for a comedy, but I would rent it instead of buying it, I for one will be reselling my Blu-Ray on Ebay.

As for the Blu-Ray:

The video quality is four stars, it is pretty sharp, but far from reference material. About on par for a blu-ray I would say.

The sound is what annoyed me the most on this blu-ray. Inconsistent mixing made this film a constant battle with the remote control. The dialogue was mixed way too low compared to the rest of the film, forcing you to dial up the volume just to get clear dialogue, then when any kind of action started up, you had to dial it down again. It was a constant sound roller-coaster in this film. Either too loud, or too quiet. The channels were not at all synchronized and you either had too little coming out of the center channel, then too much on the FL, FR speakers, or too much on all of them after just having too little. It is among the worst Dolby True HD soundtracks I have heard on a blu-ray. Two stars here is generous.

For me the film is three stars for a disappointing comedy, and the bad blu-ray quality brings it down to two stars for me.
I cannot recommend buying this film. Rent it first if you really must see it.

Watched on:
Denon 2309, B&W 683 home cinema, Samsung Full HD Tv.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rosie on 27 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
It was just ok. I had high expectations of this film but I was disappointed.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 20 Nov. 2012
Format: DVD
So, three guys on a stag party in Vegas wake up the morning after the night before with a tiger in the bathroom, no memory of the previous night and no groom. They start trying to track back through the previous night in an attempt to find the unfortunate groom and save the wedding day.

It's a great premise, and the method of revealing their actions to us and the characters through a series of oddball encounters is an interesting one that gives this a fresh feel. You feel as though you are stumbling around in the dark with them.

It has some funny set pieces, but I have to say that I found a lot of the film puerile, filled with that running around screaming for no apparent reason that seems to be mistaken for comedy more and more these days. Many of the situations are too cringingly embarrassing to watch. But there are some great moments, with genuinely hilarious touches. And the film is worth watching just for the cabaret singer at the end - he seems to be a Sinatra wannabe channelling the Mighty Boosh's Bob Fossil.

In all three stars. An OK watch, but uneven with some really funny bits mixed with some totally unfunny stretches, all with a decent premise and an interesting story telling method.
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