Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Swingers


Baby, you're so money and you don't even know it!  Rewatching 'The Hangover' got my juices flowing to revisit this classic from 1996 with the original trip to Vegas, baby, Vegas.  It doesn't matter how many films Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau make, we'll always think of them paired together in this Miramax classic.  (Unfortunately their future team-ups in 'Made', 'The Break-Up', 'Four Christmases', and 'Couples Retreat' weren't nearly as memorable.)

Is it the snappy dialogue?  Is it the male bonding and camaraderie?  Is it the classic uncomfortable scene when Favreau leaves like six messages in a row on a girl's answering machine right after getting her number?  Is it all the 'honey babies' sprinkled throughout?  Is it director Doug Liman's homages to Tarantino's slo-mo walk sequence from 'Reservoir Dogs' or Scorsese's tracking shot from 'Goodfellas'?  Is it the great swing and rat pack soundtrack?  Yup. 

Oh, it's on.

Grade:  A

1 comment:

  1. easily one of my favorite movies of all time...vince vaughn is so money!

    "You know what you are? You're like a big bear with claws and with fangs..."

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