What The Hangover Part II Owes to The Godfather

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Were you surprised by The Hangover Part II's semi-highbrow title? Director Todd Phillips credits The Godfather for his foray into Roman numerals. "I think there are very few sequels that have been made that live up to or exceed their first film," he told MTV. "The Godfather is the first one. We had always planned on calling it The Hangover 2, and when we finished the script, I changed the cover page and wrote The Hangover Part II, because I think the film lives up to or exceeds the first one. It was very much a nod to The Godfather." But is the weenus-fellating monkey an homage, somehow, to Michael kissing Fredo? [MTV]