By: David Embry, Guest Reviewer for Dipped in Cream
The Wolf pack makes its much anticipated return in The Hangover Part II. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis all reprise their roles from the first Hangover, as three friends looking to have a little fun the night before a wedding that end up getting WAY more than they bargained for when they wake up the next morning hung over in a strange hotel room with little or no memory of what happened to them the night before.
First off, I gotta say that if you thought that the movie’s creators were going to rest on their raunchy and blatantly offensive laurels with Part II, then I know a Nigerian Prince looking to liquefy his financial assets using your bank account, gimme a call and we can make it happen. This movie doesn’t not just “push the envelope”, this movie wipes it’s ass with the envelope. Without going into spoilers, (and there were at least three different parts in this movie — most notably the end credits, where I said to myself “Can they even show that?”) And yeah, they pretty much did… again, and again.
Don’t get me wrong though, I thought this movie was very funny (although Ken Jeong’s character was a big reason why for me) each of the Wolfpack have their funny moments and re-quotable lines that you’ll reuse on your friends and coworkers. Not to mention a very fun but terribly tone-deaf cameo at the end. But rest assured that THP2 is not for everyone. I imagine someone like Nancy Grace having a slight stroke at about the 10-minute mark into the movie, stumbling out of the theatre and collapsing face down into the sidewalk in shock–only to be saved by the helmet like protection of that thing she calls a hairdo. (“Thank you, Friend.”)
So you been warned, if the first Hangover was your bag, then you’ll LOVE Part II; and if it wasn’t then do your gag reflex a favor pass this one up, and for that matter don’t EVER go to Thailand…
**Thanks, David! Fantastic review!! ~ DivaJulia **