Hen Vs Stag: What Makes the Best Comedy Film?

Comedy is all about… timing. But it’s also about great lines, good acting and, of course, an excellent setting. And the last part is where stag and hen parties come in. Although it may not seem like an obvious choice, the pre-wedding theme is the perfect setup for cringiness, bizarre scenarios, and obviously, laughs.

When it comes to films about hen and stag parties, there are two obvious choices; The Hangover and Bridesmaids. The two are often compared to each other but when it comes to saying ‘I do’ to funny, which one comes out on top?

The Hangover (2009)

From “borrowing” tigers to losing teeth, The Hangover is one of the funniest films out there in general, let alone about a stag night. It shows all the things you shouldn’t do during a trip to Vegas whilst at the same time, highlighting how great having a pre-wedding party there really can be. Starting as a run of the mill celebration, the movie soon skips to the morning after with the group of friends trying to piece together what happened the night before.

The storyline is original with a simple premise, which makes it very watchable, whilst the wonderful cast just bumps up the funniness an extra notch, as its rating at https://www.imdb.com/the-hangover/ shows. The film has such an influence on the world of stag dos that there are now even slot machines based around the party’s escapades.

Best line: “Would you please put some pants on? I feel weird having to ask you twice.”

Bridesmaids (2011)

Imagine The Hangover but with a predominantly female leading cast and Bridesmaids is born. Full of genuine laugh-out-loud moments and plenty of gross-out scenes, this hen party film is one for both the girls and the guys. It proves that just because it’s a hen party, doesn’t mean it can’t be as crazy as a stag. The film is about a woman getting married and her two best friends fighting over maid of honour duties. It’s the typical “when things go wrong” story.

The film has been a major success in the world of comedy and has been a trailblazer for female-led big-screen entertainment. In fact, take a look at https://www.etsy.com/uk/market/bridesmaids-movie/ and you can see it’s so successful that it also has a franchise of gifts, merchandise and homewares. There is even an option to play Bridesmaids-themed slots online, hosted by various casino sites. Many of those platforms – and slot-game-specific bonuses – can be discovered on pages like https://www.bonus.ca/online-casinos/. With a high level of detail, the casino game takes some of the film’s best moments and turns it into a slot game with bonus wheels and real cash prizes.

Best line: “You smell like pine needles, and have a face like sunshine!”

Both of these are long-standing comedies that, whilst anyone who’s been on a stag or hen party probably couldn’t relate to, both have audiences laughing out loud for different reasons. But which one’s the funniest? Well, in one they meet Mike Tyson and in the other, all you have to do is think of a particular dress-fitting scene and you’ll be smiling to yourself. They’re both equally hilarious in their own way, and therefore, should be enjoyed as individual films in their own rights.