Todd Phillips' drunken comedy was a revelation for both audience members and its production company, mainly because the former flocked in their droves to their nearest multiplexes and put a tremendous amount of money in the latter's bank account. Of course, this saw hundreds of different movie writers and directors immediately look to replicate this successful formula and produce hundreds of scripts that were exactly like "The Hangover," but instead were pretty terrible and instantly forgettable. Here are seven movies like The Hangover that you won't remember the next day.
Seth Rogen looked to turn himself into a ginger and nerdy version of Brad Pitt for Michel Gondry's effort to bring "The Green Hornet" to the big screen. Unfortunately, his efforts proved futile as the movie ended up being incredibly mediocre and was overshadowed by Ryan Reynolds turn as "The Green Lantern". Still, at least he is thin now.
Will Ferrell has been the golden boy/man of American comedy over the last decade with his work rightly lauded as sensational but his attempts at a sports comedy failed dismally. Probably didn't help that he employed Andre 3000 from Outkast in a leading role however Ferrell's attempt at fighting a bear did raise a smirk.
"Friends With Benefits"
A couple of years ago the thought of Justin Timberlake being regarded as a serious thespian would have been met with howls of derision and a short spell in an insane asylum. Well, with his turns in "Black Snake Moan" and "The Social Network", JT has established himself as Hollywood fodder but every actor needs that stinker of a film and his has turned out to be "Friends With Benefits" where his and Mila Kunis' relationship comes off as a bit too forced.
"No Strings Attached"
Ashton Kutcher as a credible leading actor? Who would have though it! In fact the Kutch and Natalie Portman prove to be a rather adorable couple in Liz Merriwether's comedy but despite some rather amusing moments the movie is never in any danger of actually being memorable and fades away into obscurity as soon as the credits finish rolling.
"What's Your Number"
Oh Anna Faris, you are so pretty, funny and talented but for some reason you will never reach the level of Hollywood stardom that you desire. Which is a shame because she really is super duper in so many films with last years "What's Your Number" showing off her vast array of talents and it also starred "Captain America" himself, Chris Evans which means it gets extra cool points. But it still doesn't leave any impact.
"Hot Tub Time Machine"
John Cusack's return to comedy with "Grosse Point Blank" alumni Steve Pink probably has one of the greatest titles ever created, up there with "Snakes on a Plane." Unfortunately, it failed to live up to its name, even though it also brought Chevy Chase back onto the big screen but "Hot Tub Time Machine" is light on the jokes
Written and directed by Harold Ramis, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Jack Black, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd and Olivia Wilde, how could "Year One" not be great? Easy, it thought it was funnier than it actually was and even with the stellar individuals involved wasn't able to raise a smirk throughout. A waste of yours and everyone involved's time.