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Hangeover CritiqueThe movie that I am critiquing is going to be the hangover which was directed by Todd Phillips in 2009. The movie starred Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, and much more. The Hangover is about a man who, two days before his wedding, gets dragged to Las Vegas to have a bachelor party and him and his friends get more than they bargained for in “Sin City”.
This movie was filmed in a non-linear form and took place in Las Vegas. The film has a major conflict and that is that the Bachelor of the movie Doug (Justin Bartha) and his friends Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) have a bachelor party in Las Vegas and wake up the next morning and cannot find Doug. The conflict is later resolved at the end of the movie when Stu finally realizes that they moved Doug onto the roof of the hotel when he was passed out drunk. I feel that the symbolism behind this would movie would be to not be irresponsible when it comes to going out and having a good time with your friends. The film helps us relate to the characters and their storyline in many ways.
There are many actors in this film but the main ones are Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha. Bradley Cooper is a very popular actor and was once named according to people magazine, “Sexiest Man Alive in 2011.” In my eyes the type of acting present in this movie was realism.
The Cinematography in this film was really good. The mise en scene was at the beginning of the film when Bradley Cooper is making a phone call to Justin Bartha’s Fiancée standing in the middle of the desert. The lighting and coloring through the entire movie is really bright and upbeat. The director really wanted to keep the audience attentive so they wouldn’t miss one minute of the show. With everything that happened in this movie I feel that the camera angle is subjective because of the realism occurring. At times you feel their pain, you feel...