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The Hangover – Minute Movie Review

Mittwoch, September 29th, 2010

Review:

Having your bachelor party two days before the wedding in Las Vegas is a bad idea – especially when the groom-to-be is missing. So the three friends try to figure out just what the hell happened in their night of debauchery and hilarity ensues. No, seriously, it actually ensues. Despite nothing in the film actually being particularly funny, the film as a whole is quite hilarious – no idea how they pulled that off. Probably by being better craftspeople than I am.

Random Observations:

The Hangover at the IMDb

Zach Galifianakis, of the unpronounceable name, is probably the funniest ingredient in this very entertaining film. He plays the not-all-there brother-in-law of groom-to-be Justin Bartha.

I wonder: is Bradley Cooper in any way related to Chris Cooper? Probably not, but the new IMDb design doesn’t allow me to painlessly look it up. And it would be very funny if it were the case. So I am just going to pretend that he is Chris’ son.

The comedy here is painted in such broad strokes, that it is sure to appeal to almost everyone.

Pineapple Express – Minute Movie Review

Samstag, Oktober 24th, 2009

Review:

When a stoner visits a murder, he naturally runs to his dealer. But he made a mistake – he left some of the precious and rare Pineapple Express marijuana at the crime scene. And now everybody is out to kill the two. The film was heralded as a funny stoner comedy – which it is not. The jokes are far and few between, the constant drug references more annoying than entertaining and the action scenes groan-inducingly bad. Coming from the creative team surrounding the new king of comedy Judd Apatow, I expected more, but this film just falls flat on its face. And then laughs about it.

Random Observations:

Pineapple Express at the IMDb

Okay, the film isn’t all that bad. There are a few funny moments.

A rather unusual role for James Franco as the drug dealer, who I last saw in Milk.

I’m fairly certain that when Seth Rogen (co-)wrote the film, he knew he was going to play the lead role and based some story decisions, such as his character dating a high school student, on that fact.