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Family Movie Review: The Hangover 3 (R)

TheHangover3 ChesapeakeFamilyMovieReviewKernel Rating (out of 5): whole-popcorn-kernal

MPAA Rating: R       Length: 100 minutes

Age Appropriate for: 17+. Cursing, nudity (topless women, full frontal male), sexually themed humor, rape jokes, discussion of drug use, depiction of drug use, murder, and I could keep going. These films are marketed toward teenage boys but are very clearly not appropriate for that demographic, and that should be known for parents everywhere whose sons are asking to see this film.

Proving that not all things get better with time is ‘The Hangover 3,’ which used to be a pretty hilarious film franchise for adults and is now just a film franchise for adults—drop any positive adjectives from that descriptor. It’s good that ‘The Hangover 3’ is being advertised as ‘the end,’ because after this overwhelming disappointment, who would want more?

By Roxana Hadadi

For people of a certain age, movie comedy has a definite “before ‘The Hangover'” and “after ‘The Hangover'” divide. The 2009 blockbuster was a game-changer, ushering in a rash of R-rated comedies that tried to mimic what director Todd Phillips and writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore did, and of course they have been marketed toward teen boys. Of course. But whereas the 2011 sequel “The Hangover Part II” was equally inappropriate for the under-17 crowd, at least it was funny; “The Hangover 3,” in contrast, is shockingly bad. The greatest disappointment of the summer has arrived.

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