What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while The Hangover Part III deviates from the structure of the first two installments, it doesn't skimp at all on the over-the-top, R-rated raunch that defines the franchise. After a harrowing kidnapping, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) stumble into all manner of mishaps trying to rescue their pal, Doug (Justin Bartha). Expect tons of strong language ("f--k," "s--t," and more), violence (guns, knives, animal cruelty), danger, alcohol and drug use, and sexual content (including scenes that show bare breasts and male genitals). While perhaps not quite as over the top as the last installment, this is still iffy for anyone except the most mature teens and adults.
- Families can talk about how The Hangover movies depict drinking, drug use, and wild behavior. Is the film condoning or glorifying any of this?
- How does The Hangover Part III differ from the prior Hangover films? How is it similar?
- Talk about the friendships at the core of this series. Do the men seem like real pals? What would you endure to save a friend in danger?