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Comedy Movies 2011 – Guide

New: Top 20 Best Comedy Movies, 2011 (List) Let’s take a look at the biggest and best comedy movies of 2011. Funny this year comes in the form of The Hangover 2, Jonah Hill as a babysitter, Simon Pegg befriending a mooning alien, Cameron Diaz as the worst teacher ever, and Adam Sandler playing his own sister. That and so much more.

- JANUARY -

The Dilemma
Out: 14 January 2011
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly

Best Comedy Movies 2011
A man (Vaughn) discovers that his best friend’s wife (Ryder) is having an affair. But should he tell him? Kevin James plays the best friend, Channing Tatum is the other man. Ouch, this one looks painful. A laugh-free trailer (that also managed to upset gay rights groups) and, well, it’s just not a scenario that works for comedy. Director Ron Howard looks like he’s out of his genre. [Critics (via Rotten Tomatoes): 24%] [Public (via IMDB): 5.2] = {Ranked: 5th Worst Of The Year}

- FEBRUARY -

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Out: 18 February 2011
Director: John Whitesell
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, Max Casella

Top 20 Best Comedy Movie, 2011
The trilogy is complete. Martin Lawrence returns as the FBI agent, going undercover in an all girl’s school when his 17 year old stepson (T. Jackson, who looks 26, because he is) witnesses a homicide. His stepson joins him in drag, as the pair try to find evidence incriminating the perp. Dancing on the tables, shouting “Haaay”, playing twister – the inconspicuous nature of undercover work seems to have been overlooked here. The director of Malibu’s Most Wanted, Big Momma’s House 2 and Deck The Halls (how’s that for a cv) is back. [Critics: 5%] [Public: 3.7] = {Ranked: 3rd Worst}

Hall Pass
Out: 25 February 2011
Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Starring: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Richard Jenkins

Best Comedy Films 2011
Two best friends (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) are restless in their long marriages so their wives decide to grant them a “hall pass,” one week of freedom to do whatever they want… no questions asked. At first it sounds like a dream come true but they soon realise their expectations of the single life are completely out of sync with reality. The movie’s directors, the Farrelly Brothers, aren’t what they used to be, but this seems like a solid premise. Can’t help feeling they could have cast a stronger pair of actors as the leads. Doubt they were the first choices and it’ll mean it’s not as big of a hit as it could have been. [Critics: 35%] [Public: 6/10] = {Ranked: 15th Best}

- MARCH -

Take Me Home Tonight
Out: 4 March 2011
Director: Michael Dowse
Starring: Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Audrina Patridge, Dan Fogler

Top Comedy Movies 2011
Dramedy about the adventures of a recent college graduate (Topher Grace), his twin sister (Anna Faris), and his best friend (Dan Fogler) as they decide what they should do with their lives. The grad also pursues his dream girl (Teresa Palmer) at a wild Labor Day party in 1988 by telling her that he works for Goldman Sachs. Topher Grace’s most prominent roles on screen have been psychos (‘Spider-Man 3′, ‘Predators’), but here he’s returning to his comic roots. He made his name on ‘That 70s Show’, which was also retro comedy. The trailer is pretty charming and fun, though the movie’s release has been delayed A LOT which rarely bodes well (shooting began in Feb 2007). [Critics: 28%] [Public: 6.4/10] = {Ranked: 16th Best}


Paul
Out: 18 March 2011
Director: Greg Mottola
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen (voice), Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig

2011 Comedy Movies List
Two British sci-fi geeks (Pegg and Frost) go on a road trip through America. On the way, they discover an escaped alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) near Area 51. As they try to reunite him with his mother ship, they find ‘Paul’ has many more opinions than your typical ET. After previous collaborations you might expect Edgar Wright to be directing this, but instead it’s Greg Mottola (‘Superbad’, ‘Adventureland’). Expect something more mainstream, with a little less visual flair. The alien visual effects look great. Nick Frost deserves to be an international megastar. [Critics: 72%] [Public: 7.1] = {Ranked: 6th Best}

- APRIL -

Your Highness
Out: 8 April 2011
Director: David Gordon Green
Starring: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel

Latest Comedy Movies 2011
Danny McBride, James Franco and director David Gordon Green all reunite from Pineapple Express to tell this story of a lazy medieval prince (McBride) who smokes wizard’s weed (hence ‘Your Highness’) until he’s forced to complete a quest to save his father’s kingdom. There are big creature fx. Shades of ‘Princess Bride’. Strange to see Danny McBride getting higher billing than James Franco, might be because he wrote it? Looks fun. [Critics: 26%] [Public: 5.6/10] = {Ranked: 7th Worst}

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  • john said

    harold and kumar besttttt and hangover 2 veryyy goodd also.

    30 minutes or less sucks dont give a try to watch this sh*t

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  • mauricio said

    Hobo with a shotgun is the worst movie ever!!!

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  • BRICK said

    The Hangover pt2 was disappointing, Aatack The Block was my fav, 2nd & 3rd were surprising choices especially considering I didn’t want to des them, Crazy Stupid Love & Bridesmades.

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  • $$$$$$ said

    Bridesmaids!

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  • 8799k said

    harold and kumar christmas was awesome……easily the best

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  • robbie said

    If Attack The Block is a comedy then Schindler’s List was pretty funny too.

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    • Sheridan Passell said

      It’s a sci-fi horror-comedy. It’s described that way on wikipedia, imdb etc. I found it funny. Humour is subjective. I didn’t laugh once during Paul Blart: Mall Cop, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t a comedy. The movie is observational humour rather than gags per minute.

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  • szemmoz said

    Due date? lol

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  • revzi said

    why would anyone watch the muppets?? they went of our tvs years ago for a reason

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  • Zach said

    In my opinion the best movie here would be Hall Pass. Its the most original and made me and my family laugh the whole way through. The scenes are very creative and hilarious! I also enjoyed The Hangover 2, but the first was a lot better.

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    • Sheridan Passell said

      Thanks for the input Zach. It’s genuinely interesting to hear what you guys liked and didn’t.

      I agree that The Hangover 2 was enjoyable, but not as good as the first. One thing that bothered me was at the end no one was concerned about the guy losing his fingers, it made the Wolf Pack look a bit selfish.

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  • ChoMama said

    Psh best movie on this list by FAR is Horrible Bosses.

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  • Babatude said

    Hangover 2 rocks

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  • unrecognised said

    2011 Has been now and I took to my pleasure the option of watching all of these movies. Most of the previous comments are just about on track, although I must say that jack & jill was probably my favourite even though before it was quite underestimated. Paul, The Hangover Part 2, The Muppet’s, Jonny English reborn and big mommas: like father like son, where all just as spectacular. but that’s just in my opinion :)

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  • Sebby said

    WHO EVER SAID ATTACK THE BLOCK WAS A GOOD MOVIE SHOULD BE DRUG OUT TO THE STREET AND SHOT, IT IS BY FAR THE WORSE MOVIE IN HISTORY AND IS NOT EVEN FUNNY!!

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  • D said

    Why are these movies under comedies? They arent even watchable, not to mention funny:|

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  • sabeel said

    the First parts of Johny English and Hangover were excellent.
    The second parts of the both are disappointing.

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