Funny movies about sadness?
March 10, 2014 6:21 PM Subscribe
What are some movies that make light of sadness or hard times in a non-mean-spirited way?
posted by ITheCosmos to Media & Arts (63 answers total) 61 users marked this as a favorite
So, I realized that when I'm feeling sad about something, it really helps to watch a movie that shows people being sad or experiencing difficult things, but where these situations are presented as funny, but not in a mean-spirited way. It helps me to put things in context and realize that not every bad feeling is the beginning of a downward spiral into endless sorrow and eventual demise.
The example that made me think of this question is Forgetting Sarah Marshall, where Jason Segal's character is broken up with, and, heartbroken, does things like cry in public. But it's a comedy, he's the protagonist, and the humour comes from the assumption that we've all been there.