The Hangover movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This raunchy, entertaining and funny comedy is mostly best for mature teens, but there is some explicit sexualised imagery. The Hangover is  simple and superb comedy about a hangover.


A groom and his three buddies travel to Las Vegas for his bachelor party. But when his friends wake up hungover the next morning, with no recollection of the previous night, they must set out to find their friend before his wedding after realising he’s missing.

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Movie details

Director: Todd Phillips
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Ken Jeong, Rachael Harris
Writer: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Release Date (Australia): 11 June 2009
Runtime: 100 minutes/1h 40m
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film contains thematic material including crude humour, references to people being drugged and a sequence in which a group of men steal a police car.

Violence (M)

The film contains scenes featuring comedic violence including depictions of people being punched, shot and a nude man hitting a group of men with a crowbar.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film features frequent use of “f**k” language and use of the word “s**t”.

Drug Use (M)

The film features several verbal references to drugs and brief images of a man snorting cocaine.

Nudity (MA15+)

The film features depictions of buttocks and breasts nudity. There are also brief sexualised images of a man’s penis.

Sex (R18+)

The film features several strong crude sexual references throughout. There is also sexualised imagery including explicit images of oral sex.

mpaa rating

R (for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Somehow to a point that hilariously involves a baby, a chicken and a group of total d###heads, Todd Phillips’ The Hangover delivers the exact amount of stupidity you’d anticipate. But what makes this one so notably different to all the other average raunchy comedies with typical casts, crew, plots and budgets is the fact that it’s genuinely a great way to spend 100 minutes laughing at boozed dudes waking up after a drunk night in Vegas with a hangover.

So much especially random things happen in this eventful movie that ventures in all sorts of directions throughout Las Vegas. The real idea relates to a man and his three best men celebrating his bachelor party before his wedding. Although Justin Bartha’s Doug is the one getting married, the majority of the film follows his three absolutely hilarious and stupid best men enrolled by Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms losing Doug and then setting out to find him.

Obviously, this movie is entertaining and is probably just as vulgar and raunchy as most crass comedies, so expect tons of language, and drug/sex jokes that aren’t suited for kids. The Hangover also grabs at its opportunity to be as random as stupid, with Galifianakis carrying around a baby and Helms playing the piano next to a chicken. As well as being a comedy, it’s almost like a mysterious case movie, except three drunk dudes replace the detectives.

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