Five Big Screen Comedies You May Not Know (But Should Check Out)
Let's now dig up five films I like that you may not know but after this article I hope you will go watch. Comedy is way subjective, and what's funny to Jack might leave Jill utterly cold. So I'm not gonna say these five movies are guaranteed to drop you to the floor in fits of laughter, I'm just saying I found these very amusing, and I want to point them out to you, with the codicil that your mileage, of course, may vary.
Walking into a pond, jamming one finger into a spinning globe that send him to the floor, smugly wrecking a pool table, setting himself on fire, Inspector Clouseau travels through A Shot In The Dark almost oblivious to the path of his destruction. This is the best in the series of Peter Seller's Inspector Clouseau films, for me mostly because I have a similar ability to klutz my way into disastrous, self-injuring situations.
The Pink Panther films were directed by comedy specialist Blake Edwards, and this film closely resembles his style of intricately plotted puff pastry light comedy. Toss in Colin Firth behind a pair of Micheal Caine glasses, Cameron Diaz as a smarter than she looks girl from Texas and Alan Rickman doing that snooty thing he's been doing since Die hard, all operating from a uncharacteristically light comedy script from The Cohen Brothers, and you've got a hidden gem worth your time and dollar something from the Red Box.
After Airplane and before Leslie Nielsen Clouseau-ed his way through The Naked Gun films, The team of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker took World War II spy movies, collapsed them into an Elvis movie and produced Top Secret. And it is...amazing.
This one is extremely subjective. I watched it twice with two different audiences and they were on the floor. Then with a third audience, nothing. Dead damn silence. I think it's a hoot and worth you digging up and having a look. A cast of warring egos and that one guy from Perfect Strangers turn a play into one of the funniest disasters to ever tread the boards.
It stars Peter Sellers, David Niven, Alec Guinness, Truman Capote, Peter Falk and many more. A party consisting of the world's greatest detectives gather at an old dark mansion to solve the greatest murder mystery of all: their own deaths! It was written by Neil Simon in what looks like a white hot heat. In 1976, it was the first movie I got to see without my parents. And it packed from one end to the other with great lines. One of my all time favorites. If you are of a mind, you should track it down. Murder By Death. Ask for it by name.