K = one boy E = another boy S = the girl
E: Hilarious movie martini: combine baby in sunglasses; wild, asexual Asian; stripper nuptials; and Mike Tyson playing air drums to Phil Collins. Shake and serve over Vegas!
S: You are sure funny there, E! So is it shaken or stirred?
K: In the movie trailer I noticed this movie was from the director of Old School. I smiled and was curious to learn more. Boy did this comedy deliver for me!
S: And me too! I can’t believe how funny I found this to be. After the first 20 minutes, I just kept laughing and laughing and laughing and laughing…
K: The Hangover does take several minutes for the big laughs to begin.
E: The movie needs set ups for big laughs later so a little exposition at the beginning was like walking around the casino trying to find the hot table. Once you found it, everything clicked.
K: To me the setup of the main characters in the beginning pays off later in the movie. This is a detective story of a night in Las Vegas with these men gone hysterically berserk.
E: And since I’m the best man for a wedding next summer, you know I was taking notes (sample notes: don’t end up in the hospital, don’t practice self-dentistry, don’t marry a stripper, don’t steal a tiger… boy I have a lot of don’ts!)
S: So what are the do’s? Go to Vegas? Have a kick-ass suite? Find a baby named Carlos?
K: Nothing against Justin Bartha, but Bradley Cooper (jerk fiancé from Wedding Crashers) and Ed Helms (from the Office and the Daily Show) owned this movie (that piano song in the Vegas suite was classic!).
S: And yes ladies, Bradley Cooper is still H-A-W-T! WOW! And you find out later, he’s not a jerk. He just plays one with his friends.
K: Zach G’s (try pronouncing that last name) had some of the better quotable lines like “Is this the real Caesars Palace? Does Caesar live here?”
E: It all worked. Great comedy ensemble with a bizarre (did I mention an asexual Asian) but funny supporting cast. And that baby named Carlos.
K: The supporting acting is very good with a solid cameo by Mike Tyson.
I thought the location scenes in Las Vegas made it another character.
S: And the asexual Asian was my pick for best supporting character! Just too hysterical!
K: How the missing buddy mystery gets resolved is a funny journey with cleverly simple resolution that made you go, “Yeah, I can see how that could have happened.”
E: (More notes): Don’t steal money… don’t steal a cop car… don’t lock a man(?) in a trunk… don’t borrow an expensive car to get to Vegas…
K: DO stay when the end credits start. Great way to tie in the missing clues to how a night when out of control.
S: (more questions on the notes): Do take pictures of the evening’s events? Keep track of the camera?
Recommendation by E, S, K: Is this the best summer movie so far? No. Funniest movie so far and definitely a guilty pleasure that you’ll be quoting for some time. Well worth a full price ticket.