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The Hangover Part II

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The 'wolfpack' is back in Hangover Part II (2011).




Released simultaneously in cinemas in Australia, UK and the USA on May 26th, 2011, Hangover Part II (complete with a Godfather title reference), is the anticipated sequel to the surprise hit of 2009.

2011 - Warner Bros. Pictures


Directed by Todd Phillips, who also directed Due Date last year, The Hangover was not only an unlikely box-office success, it was universally acclaimed and went on to win a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.

The original cast of The Hangover are back, but things have changed for the relatively little known actors in the past two years;

Bradley Cooper is now a bona fide A-list star, having starred in The A-Team (2010) and Limitless (2011).



Ed Helms, who was best known for his television work on The Daily Show and the US version of The Office, has since hosted Saturday Night Live and has a lead role in Cedar Rapids, an anticipated comedy directed by by Miguel Arteta.



Zach Galifianakis continued his unique brand of comedy in Due Date (2010), opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Dinner for Schmucks (2010). Galifianakis also regularly contributes to Funny or Die, with a series entitled Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.


Justin Bartha, who initially appeared in Gigli (2003) and went on to play the role of Riley Poole in the National Treasure films, had a lead role in Holy Rollers (2010), an independent film directed by Kevin Asch and appeared on Broadway in a production of Lend Me a Tenor, directed by Stanley Tucci.



All four actors reprise their original roles in The Hangover Part II, with the plot concerning the impending wedding of the hapless Dr. Stu Price in Bangkok and somehow the 'wolfpack' run into Mr. Chow once again (memorably portrayed by Ken Jeong). Also there is a new character portrayed by Nick Cassavetes (Mel Gibson was initially offered this cameo role, and then Liam Nesson, who pulled out due to scheduling conflicts) and Paul Giamatti has also joined the cast. Mike Tyson may also appear in the feature film (no word on the tiger or chicken though).

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Why? The anticipated sequel to the popular 2009 comedy.
When: Opens May 26th in Australia, UK and the USA
Where: At your local cinema
Cost: Check with your local cinema
Comments
I really cannot wait to see this movie. I thought the first one was going to be really stupid and I was going to hate it but I ended up laughing throughout the entire thing. I'm hoping this one is just as funny.
By L.R. - senior writer
Saturday, 21st of May @ 05:10 am
After watching this movie I was left with nothing to say really. It was basically the first movie, just to a more extreme. A very similar sequence of events occurs and even though it is still very funny, you are left with a feeling of being cheated. Thanks for the review.
By Alexander Lewandowski - senior reviewer
Thursday, 6th of October @ 12:50 am
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