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The Hangover Gets Its Laughs From Dubious Places

If you watch TV, I'm sure you've seen the trailer for the new bro-centric comedy The Hangover. The movie follows a group of best-dudes on a wild bachelor party weekend in Vegas where they get so messed up they can't remember anything that happens. I have to admit the preview garnered a few reflexive chuckles out of me, but after reading some more critical reactions to the movie, I see some troubling references. Child abuse, violence, nagging women, the Holocaust, a cameo by a convicted rapist (Mike Tyson), overweight people, and extreme alcoholism are all used to inspire laughter from the audience. Do you take issue with these types of "bro" movies, or do outraged viewers need to lighten up?

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candace87 candace87 8 years
This movie was hilarious. I laughed through the entire thing. I can't even remember any jokes about the holocaust, so obviously it didn't make some huge impact on me where I now think that child abuse and putting down women are okay. I can't wait for all the trouble "Bruno" starts:). Borat was hilarious too.
feinbaby feinbaby 8 years
yeah wtf happened to gigglesugar? that was my favorite one
feinbaby feinbaby 8 years
lighten up its just a moooovie. if we cant laugh at the most difficult things then they'll destroy is. laughter is my antidote to everything; i can laugh at the most offensive jokes.
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
See? This article is a perfect example of what happens when you mix DearSugar, CitizenSugar and GiggleSugar together. Giggle wants to laugh at everything, Citizen thinks everything is an abomination to society and Dear just wants to analyze the relationship/sex. I still think this is stupid. Get Giggle back. I'm so tired of trying to read an article that's meant to make me laugh and relax me and then reading the comments and getting all pissed off because no one can take a bloody joke!
floppyfish1986 floppyfish1986 8 years
I can't wait for this movie to come out! Its got two of my favortive people in it, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms!!!
Blackwood Blackwood 8 years
I hate this kind of movies I don't understand how some people can find degrading other people funny... maybe it's just me. I can't even laugh when someone trips on a stair step or anything like that... how can someone's pain make you laugh?
AngelineZoe AngelineZoe 8 years
"Endorsing" child abuse? Yeah because I bet you everyone that sees this movie is gonna think OH HEY ITS OKAY TO BEAT ON MY KID. No, sorry. And if anyone does, they shouldn't be a parent in the first place to think that because it's in a movie it's okay. Any why don't we ever talk about how chick flicks are? How they tell women how they should be to get the man in a subliminal context. These movies are humor, that is all, anyone who takes them too seriously, needs to lighten up and enjoy life more.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
My boyfriend and I are already planning to see it. I like a lot of tasteless movies.
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
Pass on this one. The jokes are all played out in these movies. Yet another movie about guys trying to get laid and then get in to trouble. *yawn* And for the record, chick flicks need an overhaul too.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Segat...Vegas is a magical, mystical place that only rises out of the desert sand after nightfall. If you drove there during the day, it wouldn't exist.
Segat1 Segat1 8 years
Anyone ever notice that you HAVE to drive into VEgas in the dark? Or at least in the movies you do. No entry during daylighrt!!!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
bro-comedies are too dumb/funny and chick flicks are too cute/funny.
Pistil Pistil 8 years
Ugh... do they mention "white trash" in this movie as well? :mob: The majority of Hollywood comedies are stupid, exaggerated, politically incorrect humor. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's just stupid. I'm not going to go out of my way to see this movie, but not because I'm afraid it will be horribly offensive.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
Get over it! It looks funny, I'll probably go see it.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
it looks hilarious people need to lighten up! it's all jokes!
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
I hate "bro" movies. I get not one percent of entertainment out of them... Except maybe the fact that they actually make them... and make a profit from them.
Amanda-La Amanda-La 8 years
Looks funny. Life sucks for everyone right now except movie stars (exaggeration) so I will take laughs any way I can get them. This movie looks really funny. Poking fun at serious stuff is OK with me.
equestriennechic equestriennechic 8 years
Ugh, if only they took these tasteless jokes out of these movies, people wouldn't be stupid enough to believe them and take them into their own lives. Movies like this can still be funny without putting down overweight people, nagging women, endorsing child abuse, etc. I'd have to see the movie first of course though. There's a fine line in these movies between tasteless and just funny.
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
oh man i am SO excited for this movie. It is going to insalarious! Insane and Hilarious! People need to get a sense of humour.
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
I can't wait to see this movie. It looks hilarious. I have no issues with these types of movies.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Get over it people. If it was a movie about a quiet guy's night in playing poker and having 3 beers nobody would watch it. it has to be over the top.
French-Kiss French-Kiss 8 years
It is so ironic that even the "bad messages" won't be taken seriously ^^ They never will be taken as heroes lol However, i'm not interested in it ^^ For some movies I hate that kinda jokes about serious subjects, but I have seen way worse so here it's cool for me.
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