All I know is that I and my friend were not really wanting to go to this movie. I had a free movie ticket and a gift card that had around 6 dollars on it. The movie had been out quite a while and I had heard some good whispers and stuff about it, but nothing definitive. I heard whispers about a sequel and this movie making Bradley Cooper a star.
For once folks, all the rumors were true. From the very beginning this movie had me laughing so loud I think I was upsetting the people in front of me in the theater. Maybe not though, because they were laughing too. This movie is what I would call, "universally," funny. Meaning that you will laugh at this movie and you will laugh hard. You may even find yourself slapping your knee or clapping or whatever you do when you are truly laughing at something truly funny. I cannot remember the last time I laughed so hard.
This is not a movie to take your Mom to, if you do you will be embarrassed. Unless, you have one of those uber-cool Mom's who tries to dress and act like you and your friends. Otherwise, for those of us with "true" Mom's don't watch this with her. Watch it with your best friends and if you are lucky like me, you can look back on the time you went to Vegas and at times, I have to admit, be jealous of the crazy stuff these guys did or were doing. My friend who I saw the movie with and I went to Vegas together and it made me want to go back. It's Vegas, baby! This truly is a "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," situation. The reason being that they "accidentally" got "ruffied," you know the date rape drug that wipes your memory? Everyone has to have heard of it.
Anyway, they have a soon to be groom, a married school teacher with a potty mouth, a crazy guy that at one point they call, fat Jesus, because yeah he honestly looks like Jesus, you know, but, fat. A dentist who is somehow missing a tooth, got married, and inherited a baby and a tiger. Who knew a dentist's life could be so interesting?
The tiger is in the bathroom when one of the guys who doesn't where pants often, but definitely should gets up from this night that they can't remember and decides to use the bathroom. The same bathroom in which the tiger is kept. How they got the Tiger in is a funny story and even funnier is how they get the tiger out. The baby is treated well, don't worry no babies were harmed in the making of this movie. Bradley Cooper plays the kind of guy you want to marry. He's faithful and lovable and sweet and hides all his faults and penchant for the crazy things in life from you and hides it well. That is the kind of man we all need. Men don't have bachelor parties anymore, at least not fun ones because we women worry so much about what they are going to do at them. Ninety percent of the time the bride does worse stuff at her bachelorette party than any man will do.
Ladies, if your man wants to go to a strip club for his bachelor party let him go. What's the harm? If he is going to cheat on you with some groddy skanky exotic dancer then let him do it before you say I do and save both of you the heart ache. If the man loves you, and he has any sense at all, he will not cheat on you with some gross stripper. If he does you don't want to marry him anyway. So let this movie remind all women, men are stupid they do stupid things, it's just the nature of the beast. It's still in them from the day of the cave-man with the club and that magical elixir we all call alcohol tends to bring back the grunting and cro-magnon ways. Then, they wake up in the morning and they are back to the evolved men we love and they have a great story to tell their sons when they get ready for their bachelor party, or in this case don't, cause they don't remember. Give them this one night. You have them for life, they need this one night to truly be a man.
Go see this movie or rent it. You will laugh. If you don't then you are made of stone and might want to get that checked out. Something is wrong with you if you do not laugh at this movie at all. Just heed my warning and don't see it with Mom or Grandma or especially for you women out there, your fathers. That is just not something you want to discuss after the movie or pretend you didn't see.
This is definitely destined to become a cult classic a la Old School and Bradley Cooper has become a household name. No more is he the side kick to the star, he is now the star, which he rightly deserves. So yay Bradley, yay other guys that star in this. Good movie, bet you had a blast shooting it. The fact that you could act out any second of this movie without laughing is amazing in itself. Good job fellas, maybe next time don't let anyone drug you so you will remember. And you might want to rethink the tiger. I'm just saying. Okay well that's my review, it's good go see it. I recommend it.
**** This gets a full four stars for just being a damn good time. I had a lot of fun watching the movie and so will anyone else who sees it, but it is not for the faint of heart or anyone who cannot take a little raunchiness, cause the raunch factor is high, but it's worth sitting through to get to the fun. Way to go! A Must See for sure!