Monday, April 1, 2013

Ten Timeless Comedies

Can't think of a movie to rent or order?....Thought I'd share my favorite comedies that I know I'm happy to watch again and again!

Some Like it Hot, 1959
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
Two guys, one girl, and tons of laughs. True comedic genius. It does not get any better than this film.

Four Weddings and a Funeral, 1994
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell

Yes, the English do actually have a pretty good sense of humor...and the chemistry between Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell is delicious.

Annie Hall, 1977
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

Neurotic and insecure "pre yuppy" New Yorkers with too much time on their hands to analyze their lives.....(a prelude to Seinfield)?
Young Frankenstein, 1974
Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr

Who knew a classic horror film could be re-made so hilariously?... and remember, it's "Frankensteen".

Groundhog Day, 1993
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

Funny and poignant, a real reminder of what we can do with a day, AND an attitude adjustment.

Dodgeball, (A True Underdog Story), 2004
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughan

Just the mention of this brutish childhood game makes me wince. So how perfect that this movie matches the underdogs against the bullies, with hilarious results....especially Rip Torn's brief role as coach, "Patches O'Houlihan".

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, 1995
Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo


Three macho drag queens. You have to give them credit, they play it real and straight, which is what makes the movie so funny......but also gives it depth. Love Stockard Channing as the small town woman who learns a valuable lesson from "the girls".

Deuce Bigelow, Male Gigolo, 1999
Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider is adorable as a pathetic, but sweet excuse for a "replacement" gigolo to pay off money owed to an acquaintance he is afraid of.

Happy Gilmore, 1996
Adam Sandler, Julie Bowen

Adam Sandler's real breakout film as a comedic writer and actor. The Bob Barker bit was odd but good, and who can forget Carl Weathers as "Chubbs".....(I worked on the PGA Tour for two seasons as a product demonstrator, and had Julie Bowen's same "too old for my age but appropriate for golf" haircut).

Finally, saving the best for last.......

Trading Places, 1983
Dan Akroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

"Timeless" says it all, can't believe it was 30 years ago! Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd are at their absolute best in this film. Jamie Lee Curtis is endearing as a wise cracking hooker with a heart of gold.

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