The Hangover Part III is a comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011’s The Hangover Part II, and the third and final film in The Hangover film series. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Kim Jeong, John Goodman, Melissa McCarthy, Mike Epps.
by Robert Earl Houston
Many people complained about The Hangover Part II was too much like the original The Hangover. That complaint won’t be repeated with Part III.
The movie reunites the Wolkpack – Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug, who once again is a minor character in the movie. This one could have easily been called “Alan’s Song” as he is clearly in the driver’s seat of the movie. Zach Galifianakis, one of the craziest talents in movies, pulls off a full range of emotions – but crazed lunatic to star crossed lover to brave friend to compassionate human being.
This movie is entitled a comedy by its advertising but actually it’s more drama than comedy. Actually there are less than 10 very funny parts to the movie and Zach is responsible for most of them. Ken Jeong’s character Mr. Chow is easily the co-star of the movie, and it revolves around him.
Brother into the last of the series is Heather Graham, for a very brief cameo, but the one who steals the movie is Melissa McCarthy. I’m hoping and hoping for a Zach-Melissa movie based on their two characters – the possibilities are endless.
The script was much better than Part II, but I fear that it won’t get the response that its predecessors received. I went to the mid-day showing and there were less than 10 people in the theatre.
If you want a good story with very little comedy – this is your movie. If you want a comedy movie, by-pass this one for the video/Netflix.
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