Thursday, 2 June 2011
The Hangover Part ll (2011)
Director: Todd Phillips
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Paul Giamatti, Mason Lee, Jamie Chung, Sasha Barrese, Gillian Vigman, Nirut Sirichanya
Two years have past since the Vegas bachelor party. This time Stu (Ed Helms) is getting married to Lauren (Jamie Chung). The wedding is going to be in Thailand so Phil (Bradley Cooper) sees an opportunity to have another epic bachelor party against Stu's wishes. Doug (Justin Bartha) respects Stu's decision but wants Stu to invite Alan (Zach Galifianakis) to the wedding. Alan who now considers Phil, Stu and Doug his best friends after what happened in Vegas. Stu agrees to let Alan come and the wolfpack is reunited again.
The Wolfpack arrive at the airport to meet Teddy (Mason Lee) Laurne sixteen year old brother. Alan doesn't like Teddy as he wasn't part of the original wolfpack. The five of them head of to Thailand to meet up with Lauren, Doug's wife Tracy (Sasha Barrses) and Phil's wife Stephanie (Gillian Vigman). Lauren's father Fohn (Nirut Sirichanya) doesn't approve of Stu thinking he is not good enough for his daughter.
After dinner the woldpack and Teddy go for a casual one of drink on the beach. Phil wakes up in a hotel room with a now bold Alan and a tattooed faced Stu. Phil gets a phone call from Doug who is back at the wedding hotel so they think they are safe only to find out they have lost Teddy. Finding Mr Chow (Ken Jeong) in the room along with a monkey they aim to figure out what happened the night before and where Teddy is.
With most of the film based in Thailand and Bangkok we see how different a culture it is, Having a mixture drug dealers, prostitute, mobsters, monks and police. This is a laugh out comedy but doesn't get to the same level as the original. The story is very similar to the original filled with cameos from Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor and Nick Cassavetes.
If you enjoyed the first one you will like this one too not so fresh but still funny.
My rating 83%