It is nothing for me to be starting a film at midnight when I know that I don't have to succumb to the 6am alarm clock, which does take it's toll after a couple of weeks when I am running around like a mad thing during the daylight hours as well. Don't get me wrong, I am most certainly not complaining in any way here, I actually love this lifestyle and could adopt these days of long drunken lunches and midnight specials as a way of life permanently; if only I could find a profession that would accommodate that perpetually.
Had a couple of friends out to Enfield today, one of whom cooked some kick arse gnocchi that she made from scratch (god bless her soul) and the other supplied a delicious gluten free apple crumble which topped off the afternoon perfectly - seriously what more could a girl ask for? Good friends that are willing to make and bring their own food, good wine (which I managed to drink too much of - can you tell?), a full night of viewing ahead of me and still another fours days away from work, seriously, life just doesn't get any better than this.
It is the sweet sweet days like these, that I realise that I have a mighty fine life, and even if it's just for a couple of weeks at a time, I get to live a life that I would love to have every damn day - and those small glimpses are enough to get me through all of the other shitty days and to keep me smiling - oh hang on, I'm rambling now....that may be all of the wine that I had over lunch talking now..... oh well, never mind, I'm gonna enjoy the fuzzy feel goods for now while they last....tomorrow I may feel differently.
Release Date: 2009
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 100 mins
Before they started pumping out unfunny sequels, this first installment of The Hangover was breaking new ground with it's sharply funny and often disturbing depiction of the morning after a bucks night in Vegas.
With only two days until his wedding, Doug and three friends head to Las Vegas for his stag party. But when the they wake up the follow morning minus the groom and only a hazy recollection of what happened, they must quickly retrace their steps to discover the truth about their wild evening and try to recover Doug in time for the wedding.
Actors like Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis were launched into bigger things after the massive success of The Hangover, but my favourite character was Ken Jeong's 'Mr Chow' whose outlandish behaviours and conscience free attitude had me laughing my head off.
This is not a dazzling script by any means, but as the events unfold and the search for Doug goes from rather odd to straight up crazy, it really is a fun watch with a lot of laughs.
FINAL SAY: It's funny because he's fat!
4 Chili Peppers