Movies: 'The Hangover Part II' Offends Asians, Moviegoers and Humans

Friday, May 27, 2011

It's Memorial Day weekend, and for many people that means a visit to see whatever is playing at the local movie theater. Certainly the most heavily advertised option is sequel "The Hangover Part II," the bro-tastic comedy flick featuring Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis. But some people, like San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jeff Yang, aren't happy about the way Asians are portrayed in the film. Yang and producer Kristen Meinzer join us to talk about the film.

Guests:

Jeff Yang

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [4]

Northwest Woman from WA state

These movies are called "The Hangover", fergoodnesssake. Who would go see either one expecting anything but dumb tasteless humor???

May. 27 2011 10:11 PM
Dan from Seattle

Some movies don't need sequels... Oh well, they'll make a quick buck off of a bunch of disappointed suckers.

May. 27 2011 10:13 AM
Kim W. from Brooklyn

Well, I wasn't planning on seeing this movie, for three reasons:

1. It sounded just plain dumb.
2. I never saw the first one anyway.
3. I have tickets to something better instead -- a live show in London starring David Tennant, and that sounds like a much more attractive option.

So, yeah, I won't be seeing this...

May. 27 2011 07:20 AM
sharon Frankel from new york city

I would not see this film - the first one was more
than enough of this kind of 'entertainment'.
The general quality of films this season is
pretty weak. I plan to see Woody Allen's
movie tomorrow and 'Tree of Life' which won
the awards at Cannes.

May. 27 2011 07:07 AM

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