Thursday, June 18, 2009

Movie Review - The Hangover........................ yes, of course there's a haiku !!!

There are, oh my gentle readers, some films where, having seen the trailer, you find yourself thinking, "that's probably all the good bits mashed together to entice us to part with our hard earned pennies".

I confess I had The Hangover pegged as one of those films, superficial laddish toilet humour with a couple of good gags, telegraphed remorselessly in the ads and the trailers. However, encouraged by an enthusiastic review in the FT (ooh get him! film reviews in the Financial Times forsooth!) Mrs Stuffy and I gave it a chance, and I'm so glad we did.

A very funny, constantly surprising movie, great acting from a largely unknown but ever-so-well-casted cast, good writing and a cleverly directed story.

Despite appearances and marketing it's not just a boy's flick, Mrs Stuffy laughed out loud, the first time in a cinema, she assures me, since Life of Brian.

Me? I chuckled, quite a lot.

As Basho might have said...

Unexpected fun
This film is one, long, chuckle...
surprises abound


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