Film review: The Last Hangover (2018)

What happens if the Last Supper of Christian lore is combined with the 2009 comedy film The Hangover featuring a group of friends who wake up after a drunken bachelor party and find the bridegroom-to-be missing? What you get is this comedic short Brazilian film (about 45 minutes long) that has the last supper being a drunken revel that ends with everyone in a stupor who wake up groggily the next morning to find Jesus missing, and struggle to reconstruct what happened the previous night from the fragmentary recollections of each of the disciples.

It is a film with many funny moments and a very different take on the relationship between Jesus and Judas, and explicitly mentions the lesser-known disciples such as Thaddeus, who is largely ignored even in the Gospels, so much so that very few would be able to name him as one of the twelve

If you know Portuguese, you can watch the trailer below that has no subtitles. The film on Netflix has English subtitles and if you click here it takes you to the Netflix site where the same trailer has English subtitles.

It is interesting that this film was released in Brazil, a Catholic country, just before Christmas in 2018. I wonder whether the reaction was as outraged as it was for Monty Python’s Life of Brian.


  1. says

    Sam Kinison had a bit where he went on about Jesus going drinking with his friends and coming home after a long weekend looking like he was dead.

    A lot of Kinison’s comedy was problematic but he was very good at kicking christianity where it was down.

  2. John Morales says

    I wonder whether the reaction was as outraged as it was for Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

    The answer is almost certainly ‘no’, after a minute or so of looking.

    (I could drill deeper, but were there such a reaction, I’d have noticed already)

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