In 2018 and 2019, some really funny comedies managed to come out, not all were included in the list of the best, but we still recommend watching 10 films. It may not be possible to unravel the nature of humor, but to laugh heartily at new (and familiar) jokes is always welcome.
Parents of easy virtue (Drunk Parents) 2019
Rating: KinoPoisk - 4.8, IMDb - 3.6
Of the mistakes, it’s worth noting that at the beginning of the first day, when Frank and Nancy go home, the pictures show street signs in the famous corners of New York. One shot is an abandoned Blockbuster Video store, but the sign for space requests has a British phone number indicating that the storefront is in England and not in New York.
Frank and Nancy are a married couple living in a large British-style house. Their only daughter goes to college, but there is a risk that the funds for her education may not be enough. As it turned out, the wealth of the family is not unlimited. To pay for his daughter’s education and to hide the financial collapse from her loved ones, Frank and Nancy secretly arrange a garage sale at night, pouring it all over with alcohol.
100 things and nothing more (100 Dinge) 2019
Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.7, IMDb - 6.4
Details about the movie:100 things and nothing more (100 Dinge)
In the film, the heroes mention the book “50 shades of gray”, as well as the series “Twilight Zone”.
Interesting:Review of "100 things and nothing more"
Best friends Tony and Paul after a storm of booze decide on a dispute to give up all their things for 100 days. They are allowed to receive one of their personal items every day, but no more. Everything is watched by their colleagues, each of whom has already made bets. Which of the two bosom friends will eventually break loose and not stand the argument? During this test, Tony and Paul understand that the only thing they cannot live without is their friendship. This is a story about modern materialism and the search for really important things in life. Perhaps in order to see beauty in small things, one needs to go into minimalism.
Start Again (Second Act) 2018
Genre: drama, comedy, romance
Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.2, IMDb - 5.8
The film was shot in New York and Long Island City.
According to the main character, only the lack of higher education prevents her from moving up the career ladder. On her birthday, a woman makes a wish to be in a world where she will appreciate life experience and intellectual abilities. And, oh, a miracle, the heroine of Jay Law is taken to a highly paid position in a prestigious company. But soon she learns that she was invited for an interview only because of a fake resume, which her friend secretly made up to help her beloved friend find a job.
Full Head Beauty (I Feel Pretty) 2018
Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.4, IMDb - 5.5
The beach scene was shot at Salisbury Beach in Salisbury, Massachusetts.
The list of very funny comedies of 2018 that can bring to tears also includes “Beauty on the whole head”, even despite its social subtext. This is a story about a woman who is struggling with a sense of self-doubt and low self-esteem, resorting to all kinds of diets and exercise. Once, in a fitness club, a girl hits her head hard on the simulator and suddenly begins to see in herself not extra pounds, but a real supermodel, as if she had changed in appearance. With this newfound confidence, she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly. But what happens when a girl realizes that her appearance has never changed?
Undercover Playboy (Nicky Larson et le parfum de Cupidon) 2018
Genre:crime, comedy, action
Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.5, IMDb - 6.5
Details about the movie:Undercover Playboy (Nicky Larson et le parfum de Cupidon)
The creator of the anime manga "City Hunter" Tsukasa Hojo for many years rejected the proposals received to him to adapt his work, because for the most part these were militants. However, when Tsukasa met Philip Lacho, the director of Playboy Undercover, he changed his mind, he was impressed by the script: “There was everything in the script of Philip: drama, laughter, mischievous jokes. None of the original work of the version
Nicky Larson, the best private investigator, was entrusted with an important mission - to find Cupid's perfumes, a fragrance that will make anyone who uses it irresistible. To unravel this difficult matter, Larson goes to Monaco with his impregnable and spectacular workmate Laura.
Handsome with experience (Just a Gigolo) 2019
Rating: KinoPoisk - 5.9, IMDb - 5.8
Details about the movie:Handsome with experience - a comedy about an elderly gigolo
The film was a remake of the 2017 comedy How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) directed by Ken Marino.
Interesting:How they came up with "Handsome with experience"
The main character Alex has a life hack - he knows how to live a luxurious life, without denying anything to himself, while not working for a second. Of course, the easiest way is to be a gigolo. But who would have thought that after 25 years of living with a wealthy lady Denise, an elderly “gigolo” is thrown out onto the street without warning, finding him a young replacement - a 35-year-old car dealership manager. Alex is on the street without a penny in his pocket and forced to move to his sister with a 10-year-old nephew. Then the main character will again remember what family and true friendship are. But the obsession with finding a new rich companion never leaves him.
The world belongs to you (Le monde est à toi) 2018
Rating: KinoPoisk - 5.8, IMDb - 6.4
The film was selected for screening in the “Two Weeks of Directors” section at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in 2018.
Scams in French, gangster romance, parties, beautiful girls and beach romance - this is the atmosphere this film is filled with. A novice and completely inexperienced dealer dreams of a luxurious life, but cannot afford it. To earn money, he gets involved in a dangerous scam and goes to Spain, where he will face drug dealers, Illuminati and his own mother. Will the hero manage to get out of the image of a sissy and find his happiness?
Unsinkable (Le grand bain) 2018
Genre:sports, comedy, drama
Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.6, IMDb - 7.0
Interesting:Gilles Lellouche's “UNFILLABLE” film - on digital platforms since February 21
Before filming, the actors trained hard for 7 months with Julie Fabre, a former coach of the French Olympic synchronized swimming team.
Men's synchronized swimming - not everyone has heard of this, right? It is in the corridors of the municipal swimming pool that the already elderly men Bertrand, Marcus, Simon, Laurent and Thierry are training under the guidance of the mountain trainer Dolphin, attending meetings of anonymous alcoholics. What makes adult men have such an atypical hobby for them? The fact is that only here together they don’t feel like losers, they seem free and useful, they can hide from their depression, problems and midlife crisis for a while.
The Beach Bum 2019
Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.0, IMDb - 5.6
Gary Oldman gave up the lead role before the role was offered by Matthew McConaughey. Also, viewers could notice the brand of beer that Muondog (Matthew McConaughey) drinks throughout the film - this is Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Details about the movie:Beach Loafer (The Beach Bum)
The protagonist is known to everyone as “the same tattered moon dog” (or “beach bum”). He lives a free and enjoyable life, in the intervals between drinking and parties, dreaming of someday writing a book of poems of his own composition. Few people know that he is not only a drug addict, but also a poet, always in trouble.
The Hustle 2019
Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.3, IMDb - 5.4
Anne Hathaway admitted in an interview with Good Morning America that she deliberately distorted the traditional English accent for filming in this film. She said that viewers already knew that she was American, and could potentially laugh at her many English characters. And since her character, Josephine, is a fraud, Hathaway played as if Josephine was not English at all, but spoke with an English accent, only faking him. In this film, Anne Hathaway plays a role similar to the role of Michael Kane in the original "Inveterate Scammers" (1988). Also for the director Chris Edison, this film was the first full-length work.
Details about the movie:Feral Scammers (The Hustle)
In the list of the best comedies of 2018-2019, Opponent Scammers could not help but get into it. This is the story of the “forced” friendship of two completely different fraudsters, two opposites: a socialite and a scandalous person who would not hurt to learn good manners. The ladies get into awkward situations and are forced to get out of them, relying only on their enthusiasm and sense of humor.