1 hour, 42 minutes
R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
for Pervasive Language, Strong Sexual Content including Graphic Nudity, Drug Use and Brief Violent Images.
DVD Features: Gag reel.
Bradley Cooper ...
Ed Helms ...
Zach Galifianakis ...
Justin Bartha ...
Ken Jeong ...
Paul Giamatti ...
Mike Tyson ...
Jeffrey Tambor ...
In this comedy sequel, Stu (Ed Helms), the milquetoast dentist who’s dumped his shrewish girlfriend
Melissa in favor of sweet Lauren (Jamie Chung), is planning to
marry her in her native Thailand as a concession to her family,
especially her rich father Fong (Nirut Sirichanya), who has total contempt for Stu.
Unsurprisingly, the night before the ceremony Stu's friend Phil (Bradley Cooper) insists that Stu go with him, Doug (Justin Bartha) and Doug’s now-brother-in-law,
spaced-out Alan (Zach Galifianakis) for a beach bachelor party, taking
along Lauren’s little brother Kenny (Mason Lee). Doug leaves early, but
the next morning Phil, Stu and Alan awaken hung over in a dilapidated,
disheveled room in a city that turns out to be Bangkok. Stu has a huge tattoo on his face and Alan’s long hair has been shaved off and there’s a monkey in the room, plus Kenny is
missing except for a dismembered finger with his Stanford ring on it. So the trio sets off to find Kenny and get back to the wedding on time.
What follows involves some Russian drug dealers, an exotic dancer, an American tattooist
(Nick Cassavetes) and an elderly Buddhist monk. There's also a crime lord (Paul
Giamatti) who turns out to be not all he
seems, and the smarmy crook from the first film - Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong). Even Mike Tyson shows up again. But what really
dominates is a stream of raunchy gags, some slapstick violence and lots of foul language en route to the preordained finale.
These guys all seem to be a pretty repulsive lot;
Phil is a reckless loudmouth, Stu a whining ninny, and Alan a stooge
with a mean streak. And under Todd Phillips’ slapdash direction, of the
actors, only Ed Helms has anything much to offer, since Bradley Cooper is a basically a smiling
cipher and Zach Galifianakis is simply a happy chubby guy who just seems to be along for the ride. And although there are beautiful Thai locations, unless the sight of a
monkey smoking a cigarette drives you into roars of laughter, you'll probably not find much else that's very entertaining in The Hangover 2.