Ice Cube stars in Are We Done Yet?, a godawful remake of the 1948 Cary Grant-Myrna Loy hit comedy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.
Meet the Robinsons’ eccentric characters are key a reason for the enjoyment of Disney’s (Pixar-influenced) futuristic family adventure comedy.
Directed and written by Chris Rock, who also stars, I Think I Love My Wife is an utter failure as both social commentary and comedy. Kerry Washington costars.
Walt Becker’s road movie Wild Hogs is both an atrocity and an affront to audiences’ intelligence. But will they care? John Travolta and Tim Allen star.
Little Miss Sunshine with Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Toni Collette. ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ review: Script suffers from severe case of mad crowd-pleasing disease Much…
Trust the Man with Julianne Moore and David Duchovny. ‘Trust the Man’: Stellar cast fails to save unromantic & unfunny romantic comedy Like social scientists who spend too much time…
Big Eden with Arye Gross and Eric Schweig. Having perhaps watched way too many Frank Capra films while growing up, first-time writer-director Thomas Bezucha has come up with a drippy romantic…
Julie Shles’ quietly amusing and generally well-acted Tel Aviv-set fairy tale Joy discovers magic in unexpected places.
The dysfunctional family movie comedy Are Parents People? features cinema’s first teen star: Betty Bronson. Florence Vidor and Adolphe Menjou costar.
Isabelle Huppert and Catherine Frot are in top form as psychotic siblings in Alexandra Leclère’s humorous and unsettling Paris-set family movie Me and My Sister.
What’s the highest grossing comedy ever? That depends on how you come up with the box office figures and how you interpret them. And how you define ‘comedy.’
Mean Girls quotes have earned Tina Fey an unexpected Writers Guild Awards nomination, while animated + non-English-language movies again bypassed.
As the embodiment of boredom, Bill Murray sinks Wes Anderson’s meandering all-star maritime mis-adventure The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
As a 1930s London stage diva, Annette Bening has a fantastic time in István Szabó’s All About Eve-ish period comedy Being Julia.
A quartet of award-winning Meet the Fockers cast members waste their talent and prestige in this idiotized Ben Stiller comedy. Jay Roach directed.
In the brazenly ‘offensive’ satire The Perfect Crime, a phenomenal Mónica Cervera is a shy shopgirl who becomes an all-controlling, sexually insatiable Medusa.
Starring Queen of MGM Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford, George Cukor’s all-female 1939 bitchfest The Women is getting a second facelift.
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks can’t save Nora Ephron’s unromantic and unfunny (but commercially successful) 1993 romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle.
Miscast cast (Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire et al) + heavy directorial hand hinder Curtis Hanson and Steve Kloves’ Wonder Boys movie adaptation.
Chris and Paul Weitz’s reactionary audience-pandering comedy About a Boy (2002) stars Hugh Grant as a man who tragically discovers his inner family man.
Krzysztof Kieslowski’s weakest entry in his Three Colors trilogy, White is still better than most Hollywood comedies. Julie Delpy stars.
The Family Stone: Diane Keaton and her liberal New England clan including Claire Danes and Rachel McAdams give progressives everywhere a bad name.
Adam Sandler surprises while Cloris Leachman steals the show in James L. Brooks’ patronizing bicultural romcom Spanglish. Téa Leoni costars.
Dennis Quaid and Topher Grace greatly assist Paul Weitz’s timid socially conscious comedy In Good Company. Also in the cast: Scarlett Johansson.
Alexander Payne’s road movie comedy Sideways suffers from a much too ardent desire to pander to its audience - to the detriment of its characters.
The all-star ‘existential’ David O. Russell satire I Heart Huckabees is all but unwatchable; its notable moments actually took place behind the scenes.