Movies Posts Tagged as 'Best In Comedy'
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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