UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers]→ Creepy bearded guy drugs friends, causing thousands of dollars of damage, theft, injury, and ruining a wedding.
PEOPLE: Directed by Todd Phillips, who directed Old School and co-wrote Borat. Also written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (who both co-wrote Four Christmases).
Starring Bradley Cooper (Wet Hot American Summer, Yes Man) as Phil, Ed Helms (Andy Bernard from The Office, Walk Hard, Harold & Kumar 2, The Daily Show) as Stu the dentist, Zach Galifianakis (Tim And Eric Awesome Show,Great Job!) as the awkward Alan, Justin Bartha as Doug. With Heather Graham (Twin Peaks, Drugstore Cowboy, Boogie Nights, From Hell, Swingers, Lost In Space, Scream 2) as Jade, Ken Jeong (Role Models, Pineapple Express, Step Brothers, Knocked Up) as Mr. Chow, Jeffrey Tambor (Larry Sanders, Arrested Development, Max Headroom:20 Minutes Into The Future, 3-South, Hellboy 1 & 2, Superhero Movie) as the father-in-law, Sasha Barrese as the wife-to-be, and Rachel Harris as SUCH A BITCH OMFG.
And of course with Mike Tyson playing himself. And Carrot Top in the closing credits! WTF!
QUIRKS: Alcohol. Las Vegas. Memory loss.
SOUNDTRACK: I did think it was pretty kick-ass to start with a Danzig song!
MORALS: [highlight for spoilers]→ Don’t drug your friends unless you’ve tried the drug yourself.
POLITICS: Nothing in this movie would have happened if not for the prohibition of illegal drugs, which creates an unregulated market that causes people to not know what they are buying.
BAD STUFF: They never did explain that chicken :)
There’s nothing bad with this movie, but a lot of humor-impaired idiots have talked about how disappointed they are by this. Frankly, it’s hard to comprehend what the fuck is wrong with them. People with a limited sense of comedy should learn to identify what kinds of comedy they like, and stay away from everything else. If you are a pan-humorist who likes all comedy, then you’re probably not going to find anything wrong with this.
TRIVIA: Actor Ed Helms never had an adult incisor grow, and his fake incisor was taken out for the parts of filming where Stu’s tooth is missing.
CONCLUSION: You’d have to be either crazy–or square–to not love this movie!
Clint: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 9/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 9/10.
The native public rating for this movie is Netflix: 4.4/5 stars (4.6/5 stars for people who rate like me), IMDB: 8.0/10.
RECOMMENDATION: If you like alcohol-based comedy, then SEE IT!
SIMILAR MOVIES: Dude, Where’s My Car? [Except this time, it’s Dude, Where’s Our Friend?]. I keep hearing “Very Bad Things” mentioned a lot, but haven’t seen it.
Black Doug: I always wondered why they were called roofies. Cause you’re more likely to end up on the floor than the roof. They should call em floories.
Alan Garner: Or rapies.
Alan Garner: Tigers love pepper… they hate cinnamon.
Sid Garner: Now remember, what happens in Vegas stays, in Vegas… Except herpes, that shit will come back with you.
FRIENDS’ RATINGS: L Dubs & Andy & Teela & Radha loved it. Ian really liked it. Meg Rowe, Chris Wheeler, & Barb Western also had good things to say about it on Facebook. It seems all the Negative Nancys are on the IMDB forum, as all my friends have liked this.
Heather Graham tribute song:
Mood: full of spaghetti
Music: Pixies – Something Against You