me Life and Times of the Fireflies: Movie Review - Hangover 3

Friday, 14 June 2013

Movie Review - Hangover 3

With the kids exams finally drawing to an end, and the winter holidays in clear sight, I feel I can finally let out a sigh of relief! I must admit that I take the kids exams a bit too seriously, and get totally submerged into study mode. So this past Saturday, my husband whisked me away from the books, for dinner and a movie.

My husband has a slight addiction to movies, and I don't think I'm much help in discouraging him as I join him in his endeavours to watch every movie on circuit. We do have different taste in movies though...where he likes action and fast cars; I like romantic comedies and period dramas. We have an agreement to take turns choosing, but mostly land up watching comedies; which is something we both enjoy. This week we watched Hangover 3.

Hangover 1 is an all-time comedy classic! It was always going to be difficult to capture the magic of the first movie in a sequel, never mind a third instalment. Having already watched the first two movies in the trilogy, we were both eager to watch the much anticipated third instalment, and we weren't disappointed. Bradley Cooper might have Hollywood at his feet, but the real star of this movie is definitely Zach Galifianakis; playing the 42 yr old Alan who refuses to grow up; and manages to spark laughter just by his facial expressions. The "wolf pack" reunite, and manage to get themselves in trouble yet again, as they get hijacked by drug dealer Marshall en route to Arizona where Alan is expected to undergo treatment. The movie sees Phil, Stu and Alan run after Mr Chow; who provides plenty of laughs himself; in order to save their friend who is held hostage. Hilarious Melissa McCarthy (Identity Thief) makes a brief and noteworthy appearance in the movie too, as the trashy sales assistant that steals Alan's heart!

Sure enough there were some missing links in the movie, and I'm sure there are sceptics that could tear the movie to pieces, but we were out to have a good time and have a good laugh, and there were plenty of moments that had us and the entire movie house in stitches. Although a comedy at heart, there's an underlying sentimental message about friendship that lingers throughout the movie...even from the outrageous Mr Chow, who, despite his crazy antics, only seeks the sincerity and value of a friend.

Laughter, they say, is the best medicine. I'm not sure it's an antidote for everything, but it sure cures a bad case of exam anxiety and stress...well, the mom version anyway ;-).


singing at his fathers funeral...

                                                    Eye candy in the form of Bradley Cooper


                                              My favourite scene of the entire movie!!! Zach is so much fun to watch on screen


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