The Hangover Part 3

Jays Rating:
Actors: / /

Once again, Todd Phillips is the director of the third and final film (thank goodness) for the comedy, The Hangover Part 3. When Alan (Zach Galifinakis) becomes mentally unstable after the death of his father, his three friends volunteer to take him to a rehab hospital in another state. (I always thought Alan was a little unstable anyway.) The Wolfpack: Phil (Bradley Cooper), Doug (Justin Bartha), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan are kidnapped halfway to their destination by a group of hit men lead by a gangster named Marshall (John Goodman). Marshall is trying to find Alan’s friend Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) because Chow supposedly stole 21 million dollars from him. Marshall said he is going to keep Doug as collateral until the Wolfpack finds Mr. Chow and delivers him to Marshall. The three friends eventually find Mr. Chow and attempt to take him back, but of course nothing goes right for them. The structure of this film is similar to the first two Hangover movies with a slight twist. Here the guys don’t have to try to remember what happened the night before to find their friend – they have to find somebody else to have their friend returned. That slight little abnormality actually helps the film but it’s just not as funny as the other two movies. Heather Graham and Mike Epps revise their characters and yes, even the baby from the first film is back. Melissa McCarthy makes an appearance as a pawn shop owner and probably receives more laughs than anyone else in the movie. The character of Mr. Chow who was so funny before, just isn’t great as a key character. (Maybe he should have jumped out of the trunk of a car naked again.) This film is just slightly better than the last one and I’m bumping it up to a C+ rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA