block-buster comedy, dramatic stakes and beats, Josh Lucas and Scott Moore, Judd Apatow, THE HANGOVER, Todd Phillips -

I recently watched the 2009 buddy comedy THE HANGOVER, and I felt the need to write an article about it. If you haven’t seen the movie, some of this might be lost on you, but the core of what I want to talk about is the engine that keeps the movie running – and how masterfully it was executed – which does not require you to have watched it. Let’s dive in! Well, first – a recap of the plot: Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the...

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