Director: Todd Phillips. Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Ken Jeong. 100 min. Rated R. Comedy.
Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Comedy, two major elements elevate The Hangover a level higher than a regular comedy. First, we are not shown what went wild the night the four men spent in Vegas (although I guess the whole plot is based on that, working like a whodunit); and second, I have never been so absorbed in watching the end credits. Never. But the aftermaths of the night are so beyond imagination (we're never told where the hotel room chicken came from, or how the mattress ended up on the rooftop statue), plausibility is a problem here.
PS: Ken Jeong ("Mr. Chow") is becoming a major comedian. Watch out for him.