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Unfunny Comedies?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by driverdrummer, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

    Harold Lloyd
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  2. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Loose Cannons, starring Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd. The least funny 'comedy' I can think of that hasn't already been mentioned.
  3. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek I’m a ray of sunshine & bastion of positivity

    That's what I came in to post...along with Going Overboard.

  4. Benno123

    Benno123 Forum Resident

    I forgot Russell Brand in my list, though besides that Arthur remake not sure what else he has done. I just find the guy as funny as a dial tone.
  5. antoniod

    antoniod Forum Resident

    I never could stand Jeff Dunham.
  6. Benno123

    Benno123 Forum Resident

    I know it isn't a movie but my wife loves this show. I find it a horrible waste of everything. I believe it is on CBS on Mondays at 9 - if so, Lucille Ball must be spinning in her grave knowing this is what is on in her old time slot.
  7. milankey

    milankey Forum Resident

    Kent, Ohio, USA
    My friend seems to buy any comedy movie dvd that comes out and insists on lending them to me so I can watch them too.
    I can't count the number of comedies I've tried to watch and ejected after only 20 minutes.
    And then once in a while....a great one comes along like Superbad.
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  8. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block


    I ( thankfully) only saw Welcome To M0oseport once but Gene Hackman or not, my memory is that the movie was a total snoozefest.

    I'd also add Snow Day, which had Chevy Chase in it, but I don't remember him actually being the star in it. It looked to me like he owed the director or somebody a favor so he dropped in for a few days (bad) work. :D
  9. ducksdeluxe

    ducksdeluxe Senior Member

    I have seen Brand on late night talk shows, and he's awesome. But his movies don't interest me at all. A remake of Arthur- how was this ever going to be good?
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  10. Yovra

    Yovra Collector of Beatles Threads

    Most comedies I've (partly) seen on Netflix/TV are unfunny. Especially the ones that try their best to be funny (Dodgeball, that time travel hot tub movie, The Hangover) hardly get a chuckle from me. Of course it's the hardest category of movies to make; is relatively easy to gross out people with horrorflicks (Human Centipede) or make people cry with begging children and sick puppies, but making people laugh is a hard thing to do.
    The movies that do that most successfully with me are the deadpan ones (Airplane! Spinal Tap) or have a fine combination of a fine cast and a spirited script (Midnight Run).
    Come to think of it; I find Midnight Run a funnier movie than most Monty Python movies!
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  11. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Irmo, SC
    Bridesmaids and Borat made me laugh.
  12. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    True, but he seemed to do OK in the U.K. as well.
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  13. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    Any of the "Focker" films. Although, to be honsest, I've only watched "Meet the Parents" and found it unbearable, I can't imagine that the sequels were any better.

    Also, "Anger Management". What was Jack Nicholson thinking when he accepted this turd?
  14. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    The Stooges were huge in Australia. We used to watch them after school.
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  15. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

    Was CB4 a comedy?
  16. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I liked the remake more than the original. I think the original "Arthur" is pretty terrible! :hide:
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  17. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    "MTP" had some funny moments, but "Meet the Fockers" was unmitigated garbage. All that talent - flushed down the toilet! :shake:
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  18. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    Wet Hot American Summer (2001). Just saw it for the first time and thought it was extremely lame.
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  19. keef00

    keef00 Senior Member

    Pineapple Express... to the point that I should ask, was it supposed to be a comedy? The few minutes I caught included a scene with Danny McBride that may have been the most painfully unfunny bit of film I have ever watched.
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  20. Complier

    Complier Senior Member

    Harrisburg, PA
    "The Sitter"
  21. bubba-ho-tep

    bubba-ho-tep Resident Ne'er-Do-Well

    San Tan Valley, AZ
    I could barely sit through Bridesmaids. My wife thought it was hysterical but I barely cracked a smile the whole film. Docked more points by marking the introduction of Melissa McCarthy as the obligatory "Obnoxious, Overweight Buffoon". I shudder to think what she will do to the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot.
  22. Captain Groovy

    Captain Groovy Senior Member

    Freedonia, USA
    All he's got to do his remove Chevy and I'm with him...

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  23. Captain Groovy

    Captain Groovy Senior Member

    Freedonia, USA
    Midnight Run is my favorite "all-around" film of all time. The chemistry, the "Hollywood Magic"... and yes, HILARIOUS. No other film has that tone. One of the, if not THE most quotable comedy of the late 80s.

    But it's also dramatic/action, etc. It's everything. Perfect.

    Now here come two words for you...


    PHILLYQ Forum Resident

    Brooklyn NY
    yes, and a good one imo
  25. Captain Groovy

    Captain Groovy Senior Member

    Freedonia, USA
    Movies I know are lauded but I just don't think are funny at all (tried each at least twice):

    Some Like it Hot
    Dazed and Confused
    Wet Hot American Summer

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