The Hangover Part II

 ★★★☆☆

If you loved The Hangover, you’ll love The Hangover Part II … because it’s an exact replica! The Wolf Pack (Bradley Cooper, Zack Galifianakis, Ed Helms) is back, this time in Thailand, to wreak havoc while under the influence, and while superficial plot details differ (there’s a monkey instead of a tiger, a facial tattoo in lieu of a missing tooth), director Todd Phillips recycles the original blockbuster’s chain of events nearly frame by frame. But like déjà vu, it’s fun while it lasts.

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Everyone knows that female comedians have been, well, always the bridesmaid, never the bride. But SNL vet Kristen Wiig smashes cake in the face of convention with the hilarious Bridesmaids, which she co-wrote and stars in as Annie, a single woman facing personal crisis as her best friend (Maya Rudolph) gets engaged. Far more than The Hangover in heels, Bridesmaids has raunch, true wit and an emotional core, which should put it up there with any of producer Judd Apatow’s more testosterone-fueled classics.

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