The trilogy of a legendary streak of bachelor parties amongst four childhood friends – who incidentally seem to be magnetised to disaster – concludes with its third instalment, with Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms all reprising to their respective lead roles. Alongside them, Ken Jeong returns as the psychotic Leslie Chow and newcomer John Goodman features as mob-boss, Marshall.
Two years after the events of the second film – making it four years since the first – Chow, alone in a high security prison, manages to stage a break out using a riot as cover. As he is making his way overseas to the United States, the film follows the child-like exploits of Alan (Galifianakis), who’s absurd actions kill his father. At the funeral, with the original group now assembled they elect to take Alan to rehabilitation since he has been skipping his medication for his ADHD and hence has gone “off the rails” according to his brother-in-law Doug. On the road, however, they are kidnapped by Marshall (Goodman) -a mobster who Mr. Chow stole a large sum of money from – who then forces the group to locate and capture the psychopathic criminal within three days, taking Doug hostage as leverage. If they ever want to see their friend again, Phil (Cooper), Stu (Helms) and Alan (Galifianakis), must return to Vegas; the place where it all began, one last time.
The Hangover Part 3 – Thursday 9:00pm on ITV2