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Comedy Movies 2013 – Guide

New: Top 20 Best Comedy Movies, 2013 (List) Let’s take a look at the biggest and best comedy movies of 2013. Funny this year came in the form of Seth Rogen facing the apocalypse, the return of Ron Burgundy, Steve Carell as a magician, a third Hangover, and Gerard Butler as a foul-mouthed leprechaun. That and so much more.

Here’s the rundown of every significant theatrical release, good and bad:

- JANUARY -

A Haunted House
Starring: Marlon Wayans, Nick Swardson, Essence Atkins, Cedric the Entertainer
Director: Michael Tiddes
Out: 11 January 2013 (U.S. Dates)

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When newlyweds (Wayans and Atkins) move into their dream house, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s her that is possessed with spirits – or as he calls it – “relationship baggage.” Soon he’s using the help of a psychic (Swardson), a priest (Cedric) and ghost hunters to exorcise her. R-rated parody of ‘Paranormal Activity’, ‘The Devil Inside’ and other “found footage” movies. Wayans was one of the creators of ‘Scary Movie’ but this is an ultra low budget solo enterprise that isn’t in the same league. Fart gags are considered a highlight. Stay away. Unless you’re 14. [Critics (via Rotten Tomatoes): 10%] [Public (via IMDB): 5.0] – Avoid

Movie 43
Starring: Justin Long, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz, Richard Gere
Directors: Peter Farrelly, Griffen Dunne, Brett Ratner, James Gunn etc.
Out: 25 January 2013

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Co-produced by the Farrelly Brothers, this is a silly, raunchy anthology similar to ‘Kentucky Fried Movie’ from the ’70s. The series of 17 short films, with vague connecting story, include Gerard Butler as a perverse, foul-mouthed leprechaun kidnapped by Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott who want to steal his pot of gold. Director Griffin Dunne’s segment sees Kieran Culkin playing a grocery store clerk courting Emma Stone with an R-rated version of a love letter. In Peter Farrelly’s segment, Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman go on a date in which she’s the only person who notices he has balls under his chin. Anthology movies nearly always fail and this one is especially disjointed. Imagine a series of unrelated, unfunny sketches. It doesn’t work on any level. [Critics: 4%] [Public: 4.4] – Avoid

- FEBRUARY -

Identity Thief
Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau
Director: Seth Gordon
Out: 8 February 2013

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When a mild-mannered businessman (Bateman) learns his identity has been stolen by a shopaholic in Florida (McCarthy), he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief. But trying to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles back to Denver will make him discover just how tough it is to get your name back. ‘Identity Thief’ is one of two leading comedy roles for Melissa McCarthy this year, after breaking out with ‘Bridesmaids’. Unfortunately this movie just doesn’t work. The director of ‘Horrible Bosses’ can’t make horrible deeds seem charming and amusing here, instead McCarthy’s thief is quite unlikeable. Jason Bateman is on autopilot. The script is poorly put together. Nowhere near as funny as it should have been. [Critics: 19%] [Public: 5.7] – Mediocre

- MARCH -

21 And Over
Starring: Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, Justin Chon, Sarah Wright
Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Out: 1 March 2013

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Straight-A college student Jeff Chang has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey and Miller surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do the unexpected for a change, even though his critical medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery. The writers of ‘The Hangover’ make their debut as writer-directors, using a variation on the friends-get-drunk idea, set in college. If you’re looking for a youthful party movie there are better times to be had elsewhere. And don’t ask why they couldn’t celebrate his birthday after his interview. [Critics: 26%] [Public: 5.8] – Mediocre

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Starring: Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin
Director: Don Scardino
Out: 15 March 2013

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Old school Las Vegas magician Burt Wonderstone (Carell) attempts to reunite with his former partner Anton Lovecraft (Buscemi) to take on daring street magician Steve Gray (Carrey). From the director of TV’s ’30 Rock’, imagine a comedic version of ‘The Prestige’. It’s not terrible, the second half is quite likeable, but given the talent involved it lacks big laughs and can only be considered a disappointment. [Critics: 36%] [Public: 5.9] – Mediocre

Admission
Starring: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Nat Wolff, Lily Tomlin
Director: Paul Weitz
Out: 22 March 2013

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A straight-laced Princeton admissions officer (Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her free-wheeling former classmate (Rudd). He has deduced that his gifted yet very unconventional student (Wolff) may be the son she secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon she finds herself bending the admission rules for the student, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted. A comic cast open with jokes then veer toward heartfelt drama. Tonally it’s going for something similar to ‘About A Boy’, which the director also made, but it misses that same spark. [Critics: 38%] [Public: 5.7] – Mediocre


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  • G said

    Apart from ‘This Is The End’, haven’t we already seen all these movies in the last few years? Etch-A-Sketch movie making

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  • JP said

    Not more Hangovers. And a pre-college Hangover as well. They. Are. Not. Funny. Surely I am not the only person who sees this?

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    • Joints said

      JP must have the sense of humor as an old man that moans about the youth of today while sat by himself reading the daily mail!

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      • kromagg said

        no, he just like many of others see retardness in making every movie each year based on naked girls, shouting and pretending to be incredible drunk.. every movie same dumb story… how this is funny?

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  • prawnjump said

    I think the best comedy movies of 2013 will be Anchorman 2, Hangover 3 and The Heat. :)

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  • bob said

    Identity Thief was terribly boring. Also Sandra Bullock is not funny, (producing & re-branding herself as a comedy actor) that movie, the Heat, is aimed at middle aged mothers, and whoever enjoyed Bridesmaids, which was funny but typical plot and not enthralling.

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  • mila torres said

    The incredible Burt wonder stone is really funny and has a learning lesson… It should be watched by people of all ages 5/5 abraacadabraaaaaaaa

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  • Gabriel said

    A haunted house is funny as hell! and if you came here to find a funny movie from 2013 then “A Haunted House” is the one to watch.

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  • marco said

    Wow, I thought being a Friday night, I would sit down with my two kids, 9 and 12, and watch Hangover 3, we saw the first two and thought they were funny. Who in their right mind thinks it’s funny that a giraffe loses it head on the freeway? It just goes to show how sick society has become, especially in the USA, where so much violence is except-able, that this can be classed as comedy. With no encouragement from me my two kids did not want to continue watching the movie and I don’t blame them.

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    • Const said

      giraffe loses head on the freeway NOT SO FUNNY, waching the hangover serie with 9 and 12 years old kids NOT FUNNY AT ALL, those films are with alcohol, drugs, strippers etc…don’t now if your kids will be affected, but they will sure love that kind of life when they’ll get bigger, as you said bro’ ,, It just goes to show how sick society has become”

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  • slug&lettuce on the top said

    Ok, best 2013 comedy movies – This Is The End, Anchorman 2, The World’s End. Thank me later.

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  • Filmyromantyczne said

    The Hangover Part III – very funny movie

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  • dipitydoo said

    blablabl blablabla blablabla stay classy!

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  • Claudiu said

    I’ve seen The Heat and it was by far the funniest comedy movie of 2013. The plot is indeed a bit predictable, but the chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy makes the movie what it is, funny as hell! Some only think of Sandra as a drama type of actress, but you should remember Miss Congeniality 1&2. I may be delusional and a bit subjective since I looooove Melissa McCarthy and have seen all her movies, but when I was at the cinema, the entire audience was laughing really hard!

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  • SOUTHPARKman said

    Anyone who has watched every single episode of South Park since their inception….. finds everything else less funny.Trey Parker and Matt Stone are more important to me than ma MAths teacher.

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  • pial said

    the heat is only funny movie.
    hangover is bothering me with same predictable story.
    world’s end makes no sense.

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  • Shane said

    I’ve watched most of the aformentioned movies but i gotta give it up for A HAUNTED HOUSE.Apart from that, Any movie with Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill,James Franco, Vince Vaughn, Seth Rogen and a host of e oda guys(U know the…Judd Apatow guys) is already one hell of a funny one.Put more than one of them togeda in a movie and……….Awesome!!!!!
    This is the end.

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  • Ema said

    THIS IS THE END is by far the worst movie, Marco said how the the head getting cut off of a giraffe was wrong wait till you see this sick and disturbing movie, I can’t believe people think it’s funny , a head gets cut off and thrown around , there’s too much blood in the movie, there’s exorcism, and stupidity, who argues about cumming? They do in this movie, I hated it couldn’t even finish watching , I was trying to watch a comedy not a horror film, it’s as stupid as scary movie 5

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