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12th Apr 2004, 15:05
I just went to see "Tais Toi" with Gerard Depardieu and Jean Reno. It was hilarious and had the whole audience in stitches over and over. You feel so good when you've had a really good laugh.

Any more funny movies anyone wants to recommend?

I still love my old favourites "The Life of Brian" and "The Gods must be Crazy" too

12th Apr 2004, 15:10
One of my favourites has always been "Dogma"

It's very weird, but good.


12th Apr 2004, 15:11
"Dr. Strangelove" is always worth a look.

"The Blues Brothers."

"Raising Arizona."

"O Brother Where Art Thou."

12th Apr 2004, 15:11
The Whole Nine Yards with Bruce Willis.


Mostly Harmless
12th Apr 2004, 19:10
Office Space - Great movie if you have ever worked in cubeville

Free Enterprise - If your a sci-fi lover, what a priceless movie

12th Apr 2004, 19:21
hi guys...please check out mr.bones a comedy of extraordinary propotions


Send Clowns
12th Apr 2004, 21:12
Twin Town. Can only really say "f*cking hilarious" in a faint, high-pitched Swansea accent.

12th Apr 2004, 21:42
The Happiness of the Katakuris - one of the funniest films I've seen this year.

12th Apr 2004, 23:01
I love the film "Water" featuring: Michael Caine , Brenda Vacaro, Dick Shawn and Leonard (Reg Perrin) Rossiter. Pretty good depiction of the Caribbean and very funny.

:ok: :ok:

12th Apr 2004, 23:04
I am a big fan of "Zoolander", with Ben Stiller :)

12th Apr 2004, 23:07
South Park - Bigger, Longer and Uncut.

Saddam Hussein and Satan in bed together....."You like that, don't you b!tch?!? Now that's funny!

Ascend Charlie
13th Apr 2004, 00:28
Finding Nemo


The Dish (wry esoteric Oz movie - acquired taste.)

13th Apr 2004, 05:11
Caught the end of something weird on cable the other day...seemed to have Peter Cook, Rik Mayall, Alexei Sayle and everyone in between. The closing song was "Whoops Apocalypse" Not a great production but some very funny, over the top sequences.

A Spanish production, The Bell Boy, is worth a look if you're into convoluted plots set to slapstick. :D

Aileron Roll
13th Apr 2004, 12:25
cannot beat "Blazing Saddles"

13th Apr 2004, 13:20
Has to be The Life of Brian.

He's not the massiah he's a very naughty boy!

13th Apr 2004, 13:25
I particulary liked Zao Kushangita's adaptation of 'A daughter for the Fisherman' by Ingold Harlmunsson - my, we did chuckle.

Life of Brian was pukka tho!

13th Apr 2004, 13:29
Most of the Pink Panther films with Peter Sellers as the bumbling idiot Inspector Clouseau.

"Not now Cato !!"

Buster Hyman
13th Apr 2004, 13:42
The Passion. Oh...hang on....:O

Nuns on the Run...not bad..."You call this going straight?"
Zoolander...pretty good... "You can read minds?"
The Castle...excellent..."Tell him he's dreamin'"
Miss Congeniality...Just for Michael Caines performance!
The Birdcage...Just for Nathan Lanes performance.

13th Apr 2004, 14:05
One night at Joe McCools

Toy story 2 (especially the out takes)

14th Apr 2004, 14:46
Gettin' Square is a great movie , recently released on dvd. It's like an aussie version of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. definitely recommend it , best laugh I've had for a long time

Aileron Roll
14th Apr 2004, 14:47
Four Weddings and a Funeral , very funny

14th Apr 2004, 15:00
A Fish Called Wanda:ok:


14th Apr 2004, 15:23
I watched Airplane last night, which I hadn't seen for a good ten years, and it still stands up in the silly film genre.

More recent films that have made me chuckle and cringe in equal measure:

American Pie - you'd expect it to be a typical teen gross-out movie, but it does make the effort to give its characters some depth, which makes all the difference.

Meet the Parents. Ben Stiller's character turns out to be called Gaylord Fokker. Brilliant. Nice to see De Niro doing a bit more comedy.

There's Something About Mary. Is Ben Stiller on a mission to be the most humiliated actor in cinema?

Send Clowns
14th Apr 2004, 15:24
Anyone seen Shaun of the Dead? Two friends of very different character (one an ill-educated lout, the other fairly cultured) have told me that it's very funny and I should see it.

Rich Lee
14th Apr 2004, 20:30
Visitor Q is an entertaining piece for those with an open mind and sense of humour.

14th Apr 2004, 20:35
"Very Bad Things" - if you like black humour this is hard to beat, starring Cameron Diaz
"Paint Your Wagon" - Only saw it once 20 years ago but remember leaving the theatre with sore ribs from laughing so hard.

15th Apr 2004, 02:19
Weird Al Yankovics "UHF" cracks me up - "Badgers, badgers I don't need no stinking badgers!"

Office Space and Dogma are really funny too but my all time favourite must be "The Producers" - just thinking about the lyrics to "Springtime for Hitler" cheers me up when I feel down.

15th Apr 2004, 03:16
Cactus Jack also known as The Villain with Kirk Douglas as CJ & Arnie Swa$$$$$$$$ as the Handsome Stranger & I think it was Ann Margaret as the damsel.
it is just like a road runner cartoon with CJ jumping off a cliff to get on to a train & missing being flattened by a rock that he had rolled into a gully to stop a wagon. all crazy stuff but very funny

15th Apr 2004, 14:18
Send Clowns / all...

Shaun of the Dead is excellent... I saw it last Saturday and was prepared to be disappointed despite being a big fan of Spaced, and of Simon Pegg generally. However, I wasn't disappointed at all, it's a superb film, very funny but also by turns scary, gory and moving as well. The humour is extremely well done and combines slapstick, straightforward gags, clever uses of overlapping dialogue from different characters, visual jokes, references to other films, and farting - tremendous variety.

Highly recommended, see it today!


Currently 8/10 on IMdB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365748/)

15th Apr 2004, 14:27
Mars Attacks

Dinner des cons

Me, myself and Irene

Being John Malkovitch

15th Apr 2004, 14:51
Watched last night one of the funniest films ever. With Jean Reno and Gérard Dépardieu, French title Tais Toi (Shut up), I believe the English title is Ruby & Quentin
film poster here (http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B0000DZ6R8.08.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

It's one of those films that become legend...a friend of mine was already telling me "shut up Quentin" this morning because I had started a dissertation over the beauty of trees in Spring :(
see the movie and you'll understand:{

15th Apr 2004, 15:03
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

a hilarious, must-see dvd
starring the always outrageous Rob Schneider.

You must watch this film as, depending on Disney, the sequel will hopefully be realeased next year. Rob Schneider has revealed that the plot of Deuce Bigalo 2 "Deuce Bigalow: Electric Gigolo" will involve him going to 'man whore' school whilst there's a subplot of high class escorts being mysteriously killed. Schneider will then draft Jean Reno to play a cop, and he'll pull out all the stops for a finale which takes place at the "73rd Man-Whore Awards." Eddie Griffin will return to play Schneider's pimp and Schneider is said to have a list of celebrities he wants to play themselves, such as Richard Gere, Anna Kournikova and Joan Rivers.

The problem is Disney has droped the film because the final cut is rated R (American version of '15' rating) for "sexual content, language and crude humour." Disney actually dropped this movie because Rob Schneider wanted a hard R, while they wanted him to soften up some elements to make it a PG-13. Apparently, they weren't crazy about references to sex acts like the Dirty Lopez, the Chocolate Tonto and the Turkish Snowcone, or a Pinocchio-like character with a nose that gets longer when she is sexually aroused.

However, the good news is Touchstone Pictures (AKA Disney) has put this project into turnaround, allowing Rob Schneider to shop it around town to other distributors (with the condition that they will retain 5% of the eventual gross). Sony has since picked up this sequel, because that's the studio that Rob Schneider's buddy (and producer) Adam Sandler is tightest with.



Rating: :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok:

15th Apr 2004, 17:54
Bullshot !! and Planes Trains and Automobiles

15th Apr 2004, 20:48
The mother of all nonsense movies :

Hellzapoppin (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0033704/) :ok: :ok:

Some of the gags probably look old now, as they have been recycled (more than once, I would say)
Last time I saw it, I laughed so much that I fell from my chair :O :D :D (never happened since)

15th Apr 2004, 21:50
Life Of Brian

Liar Liar


Captain Rodders
15th Apr 2004, 23:14
Local Hero

Gregory's Girl - I was like that :ugh:

All the Ealing Comedies - Will the current films still stand up after nearly 50 years


15th Apr 2004, 23:34
flyblue I'm so glad someone else has seen Tais Toi! I've been recommending it to all my friends but here in Aus it is not being screened at the mainstream cinemas, probably because it's not in English, so I have not come across anyone else who has seen it yet - and yet it's soooooo worthwhile.

16th Apr 2004, 09:35
Watched a few funny movies last night.

1. Men in Black 2 : "Hes a Ballchinion"

2 Holy Grail: "Camelot, Camelot, Camelot.................... Ummm on second thoughts lets not go there. Tis a silly place"

16th Apr 2004, 11:02
Grosse Pointe Blank starring Kevin Cusack and Dan Aykroyd.

Very original film, good gags and wicked soundtrack for us 80s kids!