Movies Posts Tagged as 'Best In Comedy'
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Lady Takes A Sailor, The (1949)
Promising businesswoman gets hit by a submarine while sailing. A sunshine spitting mariner reluctantly rescues her. She becomes privy to a super submarine but its captain remains a mystery. Once ashore she galvanizes the press and her business support with the story of her rescue. They think she is lying so they cancel her. Business funding is out, the camera footage proving her truth has been stolen and she's losing followers. Meanwhile, daddy spit sunshine's career is being threatened if the public believes her. It's oneupmanship of a tingly kind, romance of another with two star legends willing to do anything for a laugh and adoration. Eve Arden never hurts. Screwball comedy masters. 06-Sep-2021
Owl And The Pussycat, The (1970)
Lady Barbra plays a hooker with aspirations. George Segal is the bookish wannabe writer whose life she upends. He rats on her for soliciting, she gets evicted and moves in. He inherits a lot of sexual frustration and mental exasperation. Nobody gay bashes like Streisand. (She can bash me all she wants as long as I win her over with my charming personality. That's how you make friends.) She's representing a full fledged character that served the writer well. Why not. If everybody were the same we'd all be Trump. Segal and Streisand are brilliantly funny, introspective, sexy, beautiful and artistic. The words are grand, it flows, we care and it means something. There is a point in your life where you realize that you will never amount to more than what you are. You can at least try to enjoy it with someone in the same boat. 25-Mar-2021
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Mel Brooks' enunciation play is brilliant art. The cast shred with equal parts hilarity and 100% talent. It carouses like a very funny sequel. 10-Mar-2021
New York is golden and all else is diamond. It allows you to believe that love always happens.
(Dude, Cher's in it.) 06-Jun-2019
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Time grants us a reexamination of art. The cast brilliantly transcribed the written word like it was meant for them. Ross creates a world fantastic that you want to suffer in. 17-Mar-2019
Say Anything (1989)
It inspires youthful appreciation in its depiction of first love, parental burden and social support. The love story zips, the familial zaps and the friends zing. Everything returns to its trio (Cusack, Skye and Mahoney) as they deliver much more than words can say. It is nice to see a youthful society that suffer, indulge, procrastinate, ponder and respect with the capacity of humane thought. I am touched by them. 28-Mar-2017
Family Man, The (2000)
Cage take us on an unclenched ride that makes it safe for us to reimagine a "what if" scenario on a lonely Christmas night. It's been repurposed oftentimes but this translation envisions a pragmatic and hopeful outcome. Without Cage it would be threadbare as he utilizes all the magnetism and vulnerability his craft has to offer and is well shadowed by Tea Leoni and some cute moppets. The writing and directing preserve the magic. 01-Feb-2017
Postcards From The Edge (1990)
Neither Streep or Maclaine are pitch perfect in their depiction of a fictional version of mother/daughter Reynolds and Fisher because the icons they depict are ingrained in our psyche. The actresses approach from study, inside information and revelry. There are moments that even though their talent fails them, they rise to depict the inner souls of the women who are struggling to overcome the love and fear they hold for each other so they can learn to live with themselves. Fisher's writing is authentic, spartan and provoking. They will make you laugh as much as touch your heart. Streep murders the first song but slays the last. Maclaine is Crawford ready and Mary Wickes had one of her best roles ever and didn't waste it. It is a great forward to the doc (Bright Lights) with more personal info as only art can inject. 18-Jan-2017
What's Up Doc? (1972)
Barbra gives us daffy Bugs, Ryan lends beautiful support and Madeline steals it. Fun, zippy and clever. 19-Mar-2016
Goodbye Girl (1977)
Organic in every sense: acting, directing, writing, location, etc. They don't make comedies with respect for the word and the situation anymore. You want to visit and spend time with these characters. Nice retro place to be. 03-Jan-2016
Working Girl (1998)
Flashback to the 40s via the 80s. The fairy tale leanings are only given relevance because the star wattage from the four majors is so charismatic. Better things should have happened to Melanie after this, as you will never find a star shining brighter than hers, in this movie. 20-Nov-2015