Bangkok might not be big enough for Bradley Cooper and the crew in THE HANGOVER PART TWO. I’m Christy Lemire of the Associated Press.
And I’m Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of mubi.com. Let’s get started with the movie everybody's talking about The Hangover Part 2. Roger is in his office with the review.
The Hangover Part ll is like a drunk who keeps promising to sober up but never quite makes it. This is Bill Kurtis speaking for Roger Ebert. Director Todd Phillips made more than 450 million dollars on the first Hangover movie, and he repeats the formula with the same four friends.
Only this time, it’s Stu the dentist, whose getting married. His wedding is in Thailand, and it all goes horribly wrong when once again they wake up in a strange hotel room with no idea of what’s happened to them. They have a finger of the would-be brother in law, but the rest of his body is nowhere to be found.
And the movie takes them on a bizarre tour of Bangkok as they try to figure out what happened. There are some big laughs in The Hangover Part ll; a lot of them generated by Zach Galifianakis and his ability to infallibly do the wrong thing. Also back are Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, and Ken Jeong.
It’s fun, but it feels too familiar, and some of the hard, R-rated raunch goes pretty far. I give the movie thumbs down.