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Star In Focus: Zach Galifianakis

May 27, 2011

Have you seen the movie Due Date? If you haven’t, I suggest you do! That movie stars one of my favorite comedians to date. Zach Galifianakis antics in the movie are over the top that he upstaged Robert Downey in some parts of the movie.

This may sound off, but he was quite effective in playing the dumb, good-for-nothing guy which we will probably see in the streets. Don’t get me wrong, this guy is totally funny!

Galifianakis was also in The Hangover, this year he reprises his role in the sequel of the movie titled “The Hangover II) together with the original cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha.

Here is an excerpt of the plot for The Hangover II:

In “The Hangover Part II,” Phil (Cooper), Stu (Helms), Alan (Galifianakis) and Doug (Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.

I think what made The Hangover click is the same formula I see in Adam Sandler’s movies. They just have fun with the lines. This aura emanates to the audience that you can’t help but laugh with them. Galifianakis quips:

The script was perfect, but it’s sometimes fun to not say the line you were supposed to say just to see if you can make someone laugh when they’re not supposed to. But Bradley and Ed are such pros, they’re hard to break. Todd’s sense of humor is not about telegraphing the joke necessarily, but letting jokes hit that you don’t expect. And I think all of us really like the unexpected.

You can also see him in the movie  “Dinner for Schmucks” with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd which is recommended by a friend of mine, I’ll probably watch this and post a movie soon. His additional film credits include the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced hit “G-Force”; the indie feature “Youth in Revolt,” with Michael Cera, Steve Buscemi and Ray Liotta; a cameo in Jason Reitman’s Oscar®-nominated film “Up in the Air”; and the critically acclaimed true-life drama “Into the Wild,” from director Sean Penn.

Opening across the Philippines on June 8, “The Hangover Part II” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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