The Big Hangover
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Nobody sits on the fence so far as The Big Hangover is concerned. Leonard Maltin considers it "predictable, as well as silly and boring," while the late William K. Everson regarded it as one of Hollywood's best and most underappreciated screwball comedies. Examine the premise and judge for yourself: Van Johnson plays David Maldon, an attorney with an acute allergy to liquor. It seems that, during the war, Maldon was nearly drowned in an overstocked wine cellar; ever since that time, he can't even smell booze without becoming inebriated. The young, rich, and pretty Mary Belney… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"The result makes an odd layer cake composed of alternate slabs of slapstick and preachment, none of it very digestible."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"[An] odd film about a man who gets dizzy at the mere sniff of any alcohol."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Elizabeth Taylor is warm and appealing as the amateur psychiatrist. Van Johnson, too, is rather subdued and serious here, to just as warming effect."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The cast is so endearing that they do wonders with the silly premise."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Big Hangover, although it runs an uneven course; still is good for some laughs and is deserving of attention."
‑ , New York Times
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