Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Hangover

I think anybody who knows me knows that I have a great sense of humor. That isn't to say that most people think I'm funny -- far from it, since I've met a great many people who find me profoundly unfunny -- but that most would admit that I love to joke, love to laugh, and have a very broad sense of humor that knows almost no bounds or restrictions. Now, I told you all that so I could tell you this: The Hangover just wasn't that funny.

It wasn't profoundly unfunny, and had I gone to see it before all of the hype set in, I may even have sat through the entire thing, but I dunno. It just wasn't that funny. It's one of those movies that has a clever premise and a lot of set ups, but no actual jokes that follow through.

I like Ed Helms a lot, and he acquitted himself pretty well here by being the only halfway likable, funny person in the entire production. Zack Galawhateverhisnameis was certainly well cast as a creepy sociopath, but almost too well. He went beyond being a silly character to one that actually made me uncomfortable to watch. And Bradley Cooper is certainly a handsome man, which is about the only impression I've ever gotten from him, even though he's been in a bunch of movies for some reason.

There were certainly some funny bits here and there, and I honestly only tuned out for the last twenty minutes or so because it was late at night and I wanted to go to bed. If it's on TV, I certainly recommend checking it out if you have nothing else to do. But don't expect any kind of nonstop laughfest, because it's just not that funny. If you want to watch something like that, you'll just have to rent Who's Harry Crumb?

That never stops being funny.


Justin Garrett Blum said...


Justin Garrett Blum said...

I meant the Harry Crumb clip--not The Hangover, which I've never seen.

I caught Role Models the other day on HBO. Good stuff, I thought. You're sort of a harsh judge of comedies, though--I'm never sure what you'll think is funny. Out of curiosity, what was the last comedy you saw that you liked? The Brothers Solomon?

Donald said...

The last comedy I liked was Who's Harry Crumb? that was also the first comedy I ever liked.

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tep said...

yeah...that movie just doesn't look appealing to me.