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Top Five Movie Hangovers

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We’ve all been there. Waking up only to find that your tongue has been replaced with sandpaper, someone is squeezing your head with a vice, and oh yeah- your room is now on a tilt-a-whirl axis. No matter how much water you thought you drank the night before, sometimes it’s just never enough.  Of course we’d all like to look as fabulous as Holly Golightly in a men’s tuxedo shirt and satin eye mask first thing in the morning, but reality is a very different beast.  What follows are my Top Five Movie Hangovers, in no particular order.

1.  Long Duk Dong, Sixteen Candles

Image credit Sixteen Candles, 1984

Image credit Sixteen Candles, 1984

Oh, high school.  So much time spent trying to get booze, and absolutely no thought given to the morning after.  The Donger need food.


2.  Alma the maid, Pillow Talk


Image credit Pillow Talk, 1959

Alma’s daily cure all- tomato juice and tabasco.  And the sweet soothing sounds of Rock Hudson on the piano.


3.  Elliot Garfield, The Goodbye Girl

Goodbye Girl

Image credit- The Goodbye Girl, 1977

No amount of meditation and wheat germ can take away the sting of a night of heavy drinking.  Or a bad review in the Times.  Capital P, Capital U, Capital TRID.


4.  Stu, The Hangover


Image Credit The Hangover, 2009

Sure everyone in this movie was hungover, but I think Stu had it the worst.  Waking up to discover you are suddenly responsible for Heather Graham AND a baby?  THE HORROR.


5.  Spud, Trainspotting

Image Credit Trainspotting, 1996

Image Credit Trainspotting, 1996

Choose life.  Choose a job.  Choose a career.  Choose never drinking so much that you wake up to discover you’ve crapped the bed.