As a child, Frankie lived a tortured existence as his brother's filmmaking muse with parents wholly disconnected from love and logic parenting. As an adult, Frank isolates himself from his family until he returns home after Bruce declares he is making big changes in his life. Once Frank...
Movie Genre: Comedy
This movie has a great story. The movie is in Spanish, but there are English subtitles. The story is basically about a father that will do anything to keep is daughter safe and happy. I believe every parent can relate to that. The movie does have it's comedic moments, but it also touches...
On his 21st birthday, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) learns he has a genetic pre-disposition for time travel. With guidance from his father (Bill Nighy), he sets out to use his powers to find love. He quickly finds out that being able to "fix" your mistakes and smooth out the bumpy moments in life isn't...
"The English Teacher" is so terrible because it starts, and even ends, in such a cute way, so full of quirky potential, but flails around in the middle with more stupid mistakes no one wants to take responsibility for than should ever be allowed in a mere 93 minutes.
Julianne Moore plays...
Original, charming and unexpected, Celeste & Jesse Forever manages to be smart and silly at the same time, largely due to the excellent writing by Rashida Jones. The heartfelt performances of Jones and Andy Samberg were both moving and hilarious. Unlike other romantic...
I grew up in a former British colony and in the 80s we only had one television station so you had no choice but to watch whatever was on (unless of course you rented a movie or something). This show came on at night and was hugely popular. I recently started looking at it again and it has...
This quirky romantic comedy is just what the doctor ordered. From the indomitable spirit of Maude to the implausible desperation of Harold I just can't get enough. When they are picketing by the seashore is one of my favorite moments in film. Also, I want to try out Maude's "Odorifics"... Love...
Inspired by the silent, slap-stick comedy of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Harold Lloyd, Pierre Étaix (rhymes with “apex”) produced a series of short and feature-length films between 1962 and 1971 that are completely unique and utterly charming. A series of complex rights...
Johnny Suede is an offbeat comedy about the forays of a young man obsessed with leading a rock and roll lifestyle. Highlights include a young and still relatively unknown Brad Pitt and the musician Nick Cave sporting a giant pasty pompadour. This film will not appeal to all tastes, as...
Ouch - in this sharp, biting film based on a play, two yuppie couples misbehave over a dispute between their boys. The comedic aspects take awhile to shine through the brutality of their attempts at diplomacy.
Am I the only person who hasn't seen this heartwarming and hilarious Christmas flick?
Funny and sweet, this Norwegian crime caper will surprise you.
I've found another guilty pleasure movie! 17 Again is a fresh take on the old "grown-up suddenly becomes teenager" theme. Matthew Perry plays Mike, a washed-up, soon-to-be-divorced father who suddenly, you guessed it, is 17 again, and looks just like Zac Efron. The twist here is that Mike and...
F is for FATHERHOOD in this funny and revealing documentary. Skater Tony Hawk and punk rock musicians from Everclear, Devo, Black Flag, The Adolescents, NOFX, Rancid, Pennywise, Red Hot Chili Peppers,...
Frank's wife has passed less than a year ago and he isn't doing as well as he'd like everyone to believe. When his four grown children cancel on a planned weekend visit, he decides to surprise them, against doctor's orders. While marketed as a comedy, it is really a drama...
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are both comedic actors and play fictionalized versions of themselves in this midlife agnst comedy. When Steve's girlfriend leaves him, he is left scrambling to find a buddy to join him on a restaurant tour of Northern England. Steve makes it clear Rob is...
Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle team up to fight drug smugglers in another police corruption film set in Ireland. Everyone has a quirk and personal issues that impact the storyline including the philosophical hitman who really just wants nothing more than a good challenge....
A lazy-bum, 30-something son lives in his Mom's basement. She wants him to do one chore today, her birthday. What starts off as a slacker comedy, turns into a day-in-the life dramedy of a grown up family.
John Cusack is Martin Blank, a hit man going back home for a hit, for his high school reunion and to see the girl he stood up on prom night ten years ago. As if that wasn't reason enough to watch this comedy, it also features a fantastic 80s soundtrack, Joan Cusack as his wacky secretary, Dan...
Another great film from Jim Jarmusch. Five taxis, five cities, one night. Stories filled with confessions, propositions, gratitude, sadness and comedy that allow us glimpses into the lives of taxi cab drivers, the people they pick up and the brief relationships that develop between the two.
15-year-old Max Fischer loves Rushmore (his prestigious private school), is the star of extracurricular activities, and has become friends with millionaire Herman Blume (Bill Murray). Life couldn't be better until Max and Herman both fall for 2nd grade teacher, Miss Cross, and the battle begins...
A story of a group of catholic boys in the 70's causing trouble to keep from dying of boredom. Unfortunately, some of their antics have tragic results. This film has a great cast, including Jodie Foster as a nun, short segments of animation scattered throughout, and interesting dialogue,...
Billed as "A Romantic Comedy...with Zombies," I was expecting a spoof of the stereotypical horror movie. It does have all the typical elements: Social commentary, a normal guy who has to step up and become the hero, a love story, brain-eating zombies and plenty of blood. But instead of just a...
Based on The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie, this film follows stoic Victor and storyteller Thomas who leave the Coeur D'Alene Indian Reservation and travel cross-country to pick up the ashes of Victor's father, who abandoned his family years before. Well-acted,...
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