Yep, that’s right — Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and company became instant, if unconventional, matinee idols this month when they headlined the little comedy that could, turning it into a blockbuster that managed to top even a Pixar favorite its opening weekend. (Its tally at this point? $183 million.) And there’s even a sequel in the works: The Hangover 2 was put into production before the first movie was even released.
Of course we shouldn’t be that surprised that The Hangover was a hit. If you can remember back to a time before Michael Jackson took over the airwaves, brainwaves, and probably even the microwaves, you’d recall that we’ve been quoting the movie since the first trailer hit months ago. (Based on the mind-boggling hilarity that comes out of Galifianakis’ mouth during the film, that may or may not be a good thing.) And how can we not give props to a cast that jumpstarted the latest fashion trend, baby aviators? (Not to mention man satchels.) So we really only have one question for our boys: Can we join the wolf pack?
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