Two days before his wedding, Doug Billings' (Justin Bartha) friends take him to Las Vegas for a bachelor party he'll never forget. Unfortunately, that's exactly what they all do.
The next morning, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) awake to find their hotel room trashed and Doug missing. Worse still, they have no memory of the night that led to this bewildering state of affairs. As they explore their decimated suite, anxious Alan encounters a tiger in the bathroom, henpecked dentist Stu finds he's missing a tooth, and the lads discover somebody's left a baby in the cupboard. Examining the evidence, they retrace their steps and start to piece together the mysterious 'lost' evening. But will the trail lead them to the elusive missing groom?
A huge success both critically and commercially, The Hangover has been hailed as one of the funniest films of recent years. With likeable characters and unforgettable set pieces, it's a cut above other blokey comedies, with moments like Mike Tyson's hilariously off-the-wall cameo likely to live long in the memory. Heather Graham is great fun as stripper Jade - the subject of a fleeting Sin City indiscretion with rather more permanent consequences - but the chemistry between the largely unknown central cast is what really shines. Providing excellent entertainment value, Todd Phillips' film is hugely enjoyable and packed full of laugh-out-loud one-liners, ensuring you certainly won't be forgetting it in a hurry.