Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bill Clinton and THE HANGOVER 2

I do not like the movie The Hangover. There are one or two funny parts in the movie, but my overall feeling of watching the movie was that I had sat and listened to dead baby jokes for ninety minutes. It is not a good movie; it might be popular but that doesn't make it good (see the tv show Two and a Half Men for further proof). However, I came across this tidbit about the upcoming sequel and thought I would pass it along.

In this week's edition of Entertainment Weekly (Mar. 18, 2011), it's reported that Todd Phillips, the director of The Hangover 2, told Entertainment Weekly that the widespread reports of Bill Clinton having a cameo in the movie are untrue. He says that Clinton, "stopped by the set because the Secret Service guys were like, 'Hey, that would be fun. But you can't control what somebody writes on the Internet."

That is such a lie. That's a bunch of crap. The Secret Service is an extremely disciplined group. If they had their way, former Presidents wouldn't travel around the world and would stay in one generalized location because it makes their job so much easier. Bill Clinton was on the set of The Hangover 2 and he was captured on film. If there's no cameo of him in the movie it's because either his acting sucked or his cameo just didn't fit in with the rest of the movie. I'm guessing it's the former (the President's acting sucked: if you listened to any of his speeches during Monica Lewinski and other difficult periods during Clinton's presidency you would already know that). Out of respect to the former President, the director didn't say that and came up with something that sounded reasonable. I can understand that, but I don't understand why the director just outright lied. He should have just said, "There's no cameo of the President in the movie because the cameo just didn't fit with the tone of the rest of the movie." If he had said that, he wouldn't have been lying and would have still been respectful to President Clinton.

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