Recommend me some comedies!
October 9, 2011 12:45 PM Subscribe
What are your favorite comedy films of the past 5 years?
posted by drlith to media & arts (64 answers total) 93 users marked this as a favorite
After not watching many movies over the past 4 years or due to the time commitments of launching a freelance career, family, etc. etc., I am trying to get back into the habit of a once-a-week "movie night" with my husband. My husband watches movies a LOT and pretty much sees everything he ever wants to see, so his vote doesn't count.
I'm particularly interested in recommendations for comedies, since it seems so much harder to get it "right." I tend to prefer indie films, but I think I am decreasingly beguiled by cleverness for cleverness' sake. For example, I've loved Wes Anderson and last night finally got around to watching The Darjeeling Limited, the last one of his I hadn't seen. I found I didn't like it as much as earlier Anderson films, though, and I don't know if that's because it wasn't as good, or because I am now looking for more HAHA and a bit less WTF?
In other words, I'm looking for comedies that strike a balance between not being stupid/trite and not being completely out there.
Other examples of work I've liked: Cohen brothers (love), Little Miss Sunshine, Napoleon Dynamite, Anchorman. Feel free to recommend me more mainstream comedies if you think they are actually well done.