Thursday, July 14, 2016

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

The 50 best comedies since 2000 

4 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Well, I agree that I haven't heard of a lot of them, let alone seen them. Some are good choices: Bad Santa, for one. But any list with I Heart Huckabees on it has lost my respect. And Burn After Reading? Seriously? I like the Coen Brothers too, but not that. You couldn't pay me enough to sit through Step Brothers either.

I loved In Bruges, but how is it a comedy? I turned off Borat after 10 or 15 minutes. The Grand Budapest Hotel was OK but very overrated. And speaking of overrated, any movie with Greta Gerwig as the star is not for me (Frances Ha).

Again, I guess I'm Just. Too. Old.

Bill Crider said...

So am I.

Anders E said...

While reading this list I realized how little I care for Judd Apatow movies and how much I really love Christopher Guest movies. I'm also happy to see the excellent State and Main get its due.

But how on earth can Songs From The Second Floor and Ghost World be considered comedies?

I'm surprised not to see Legally Blonde on the list. Less surprised not to see Good Bye Lenin and Iron Sky.

Don Coffin said...

Of those, I have seen
"Ocean's Eleven," which was OK, but not particularly funny,
"A Mighty Wind," which was awful--way too respectful of the folkie movement to be funny;
"O Brother, Where Art Thou," which I enjoyed a lot, but also would not exactly call a comedy;
"High Fidelity", which I did like and also thought was pretty funny;
"Best In Show," which is also really good and really funny.

I was glad to see that There's Something About Mary" did not make the list...I loathed that movie.

And I will note that it took 31 people to "write" that piece.