Dir: Todd Phillips | Scr: Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong, & Todd Phillips | Ph: Lawrence Sher | Prod: Daniel Goldberg & Todd Phillips | Mus: Christophe Beck | Ed: Debra Neil-Fisher & Mike Sale | PD: Bill Brzeski | AD: Desma Murphy & Philip Toolin | Snd: Cameron Frankley | Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Paul Giamatti, Mike Tyson, Jeffrey Tambor, Mason Lee, Jamie Chung, Sasha Barrese
Though the action has been transported from Vegas to Bangkok, there’s very little about this disappointing sequel that proves new, except perhaps a slightly darker tone. Again, the three friends awaken with no memory of the previous evening’s frivolities. However, this time, rather than the groom-to-be being the one that is missing, it is the bride-to-be’s sixteen-year-old future doctor of a brother that is nowhere to be found. And so again, the three of them find themselves, before they can even think about getting back for the wedding, having to do a spot of amateur detective work in order to find their missing member. With its laughs fewer and further between, this holds up rather badly when compared to its predecessor. However, there are just about enough amusing cameos, inventive set-pieces, and likable performances to make it watchable.