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Ed Helms, you are one sexy nerd hillbilly

In television on 06/23/2009 at 8:11 am

Okay, I’m gushing a bit. But I finally pried myself away from the TV long enough to get to a cinema to catch the surprise box-office hit The Hangover and it was, as promised, barking-mad-funny.

It’s about four L.A. lads who head to Vegas for a one-night bachelor party that gathers in its embrace a very bad morning after the night before, a crowbar, some Jagermeister, awkward displays of affection, several car trunks, couch pizza (no, that’s not a euphemism) and rude behavior to a tiger, a baby, Mike Tyson and Wayne Newton, although not at the same time. Obviously.

Stars the former Daily Show correspondent Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis (who had mystified me at Just for Laughs a while back and redefines cringe comedy here), lovely boy Bradley Cooper (Alias, Nip/Tuck) and the MIA groom-to-be Justin Bartha (National Treasure: Book of Secrets).

Helms steals the show with standup acting (previously seen in The Office) and a missing tooth (hence his character’s horrified self-assessment, quoted in the blog-post title). Hangover 2 is already in the works, with Helms, Cooper and Galifianakis.

You should go.

— Denise Duguay

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