The Hangover is pretty awesome, bros.  Director Todd Phillips follows a tight script by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.  The great thing about it is that the movie doesn’t linger on those character plot points (making real friends and/or getting the confidence to leave an overbearing girlfriend played by Rachel Harris, formerly of the Daily Show).  Also, Rob Riggle of the Daily Show makes an appearance as a cop.

Performances are really solid all around.  Phillips lets the trio have fun, but not at the expense of the story.  Basic plotline, three groomsman (Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis as the odd man out) take the groom (Justin Bartha) on a road trip to Vegas for his bachelor party.  When they wake up the next morning after a wild night, they have no idea what happened and they’ve lost the groom.  The events that unfold as the trio try to retrace their steps are funny and within the bounds of logic (mostly, c’mon its a movie).

Highlights include Zach getting tasered in the face, a Mike Tyson cameo and Heather Graham’s titties.  My only minor criticism is that the bitchy girlfriend is a little too over the top, but the movie doesn’t dwell on her, so it’s no big deal.  Warning, there is some hilarious dudity.

Stay to the end, because you get to see the pics of the bachelor party just before the credits.  And, after you’ve followed the boys trying to figure out their night, they are hilarious.  The explanation as to why the boys can’t remember is pretty decent.  I laughed throughout the movie.  The missus was kinda hostile to it.  Bring you bros, bros.  You’ll be glad you did.  I give the Hangover 9 out of 10 keggers.