Review | The Hangover, Part 2

Credit: Warner Bros.

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Us Rating: **

Bradley Cooper & Co. return with a carbon-copy follow-up to the Las Vegas–set hit. This time, they hit a remote Thai beach resort, but after a night of beers, they wake up in seedy Bangkok. Sadly, all the original's surprise has evaporated, only to be replaced by cheap substitutions. In the first flick, the guys found a baby and Stu (Ed Helms) wed a prostitute. Here, they meet a smoking monkey and Stu gets it on with a transsexual! While Ken Jeong scores laughs for his coked-up Mr. Chow, what happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas. (Warner Bros., $29)