How do you satisfy fans of the original movie with a sequel, if the first story was complete? One way is basically to remake that initial film, which is what director Todd Phillips and his cast do with this comedy, which ups the stakes in the gross-humor department as the guys go to Thailand for Stu's (Ed Helms) wedding.
Of course, the unexpected happens, involving a missing member of the traveling group ... and a problematic monkey. Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong and boxer Mike Tyson also are back. DVD extras: three "making-of" documentaries; outtakes. ** (R: AS, N, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times