Comedy Movies 2010 – Guide9.02.10 # Comedy Movies # 113 Comments
Starring: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Ray Liotta, James Franco, Mila Kunis
Director: Shawn Levy
Release Date: 9th April 2010
Claire and Phil Foster (Steve Carell and Tina Fey) are a bored suburban couple. Even their “date nights” of dinner and a movie have become routine. To reignite the marital spark, they visit a trendy Manhattan bistro, where a dangerous case of mistaken identity hurtles them through the city into non-stop adventure. From the director of Night At The Museum, Date Night has assembled just about the most ‘in’ comedy ensemble you can get, so expect something decent.
Death At A Funeral
Starring: Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Zoe Saldana
Director: Neil LaBute
Release Date: 16th April 2010
So here they’re remaking an English language movie, that was shot in Britain by an American director, had several American actors in it (including Peter Dinklage, who’s in the remake too) and had a release in the US just 3 years ago. Where it flopped. The only thing all that different in the remake is it’s being aimed squarely at an African-American audience. And it’s directed by the guy who did The Wicker Man remake. Bizarre. Anyway, it’s about shenanigans at a funeral.
Starring: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillippe, Jason Bateman
Director: Jorma Taccone
Release Date: 23rd April 2010
Recurring sketch on SNL ‘MacGruber’ is a MacGyver spoof that sees Will Forte trying to defuse a ticking bomb while being distracted by personal issues. The movie version has done well to cast Ryan Philippe (what happened to his career?) and Val Kilmer as the villain. But the record of SNL cinema is extremely patchy. The creator of MacGyver is kicking up a legal fuss as he feels he’s being cheated out of a payday. But it’ll take more than that to stop MaaacGruuubberrr.
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Catherine O’Hara, Tom Selleck
Director: Robert Luketic
Release Date: 4th June 2010
From the director of The Ugly Truth, 21 and Monster In Law comes this action-comedy-thriller. Ashton Kutcher stars as an
annoying hitman at the top of his game who falls for an annoying computer tech (Heigl) and decides to quit his job. Years later, he finds out that there’s a hit out on him, forcing him and his wife to run. Tom Selleck plays Katherine Heigl’s dad. Sources are unable to confirm if he will have a moustache.
Get Him To The Greek
Starring: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Sean Combs, Elisabeth Moss
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Release Date: 4th June 2010
Russell Brand reprises his role as Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall in this story of a record company intern (Jonah Hill) with two days to drag an uncooperative rock legend to Hollywood for a comeback concert. It’s a spin-off, and is directed by the man behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but Jonah Hill is not reprising his role from that movie. Make sense? No.
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade
Director: Dennis Dugan
Release Date: 25th June 2010
Adam Sandler has got the whole Happy Madison crew together for this ensemble comedy about five childhood friends / basketball teammates who reunite to honour their late coach at the lake house where they spent their younger days. Now they’re middle-aged, and have wives and kids in tow. All the jokes in the trailer have been done before. For Sandler fans only.