Zach Galifianakis Brings the Joy to The Hangover
June 08 2009 8:15 AM EST
January 12 2017 5:47 AM EST
Galifianakis is not remotely gay, but he likes to wear jock straps and take off his pants a lot during this movie, so who am I to judge his sexuality? This is perhaps the real reason I like dumb dude comedies -- they tend to come with lots of nudity. I saw Borat in a theater full of cringing, queasy straights, while I giggled at naked Sasha Baron Cohen wrestling with that daddy bear and chasing him through the hotel conference room (it could have easily been inspired by an incident at International Mr. Leather).
The Hangover is not a secretly savvy comedy, nor does it have a very tender heart, it's simply a party hard ride. But if you have a secret stash of Adam Sandler and Chris Farley DVDs and a straight buddy with whom you need to spend quality bromance time, you'll be rewarded with a few good quotable lines and lots of hairy chests.
--A. RAYMOND JOHNSON
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