"THE HANGOVER PART III" (2013) (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms) (R)
Comedy: After a criminal kidnaps their friend, three men try to find and return a Chinese gangster whose actions have once again upended their lives.
Having previously survived wild bachelor parties in both Las Vegas and Thailand where they ended up managing to lose their friend Doug (JUSTIN BARTHA), Stu (ED HELMS), Phil (BRADLEY COOPER) and Doug have decided it's time for an intervention regarding their friend and Doug's brother-in-law, Alan (ZACH GALIFIANAKIS). He's a passive-aggressive man-child who still lives at home with his parents and has been off his meds for half a year. Following his father's death, they set out for a treatment facility where they're going to going to drop him off.
Before they get there, however, they're intercepted by Marshall (JOHN GOODMAN) and his goons. He's upset because a Chinese gangster, Mr. Chow (KEN JEONG), previously stole millions of dollars worth of gold bars from him. Having heard Chow recently escaped from prison, and knowing that the four men know him, Marshall kidnaps Doug and threatens to kill him in several days if they don't find Chow and return him and the gold.
Learning that Chow is headed for Mexico, the three men arrive in Tijuana with plans of drugging and kidnapping Chow. But the criminal outwits them, a development that eventually leads them back to Las Vegas where they hope to meet Marshall's deadline before it's too late for their friend.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of the first two films, they probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For pervasive language including sexual references, some violence and drug content, and brief graphic nudity.
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