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Comedy Movies 2015 – Guide

Get Hard
Starring: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Edwina Findley
Director: Etan Cohen
Out: 27 March 2015
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When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. Together the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard” and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other. Directorial debut of Etan Cohen, the screenwriter behind ‘Tropic Thunder’ and ‘Idiocracy’. Those two credits alone mean he should have our full attention, but the dynamic between the leads doesn’t quite sit right. It may be that rich man-child Ferrell isn’t nearly as appealing as average man-child Ferrell, or that their interactions require one of them to be the straight man, a role that suits neither. But mainly it’s the limp material, built around a plot that’s the same as Rob Schneider’s ‘Big Stan’, that isn’t good enough for them. It could have been a modern day ‘Trading Places’ with its themes of racial and financial inequality, instead it’s lowbrow and passably silly. [Critics: 29%] [Public: 6.1] – Ok

– APRIL –

Superfast
Starring: Dale Pavinski, Alex Ashbaugh, Lili Mirojnick
Directors: Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg
Out: 3 April 2015
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‘Fast & Furious’ franchise spoof. An undercover cop joins Vin Serento’s LA gang of illegal street racers, who plan to double cross an LA crime kingpin who hides his cash in a downtown Taco Bell. The plan is as daring as it is ridiculous and will see them towing the whole damn restaurant, at insane speeds. Another spoof from terrible writer-directors Seltzer and Friedberg, who previously tried to make fun of ‘Hunger Games’ with ‘The Starving Games’ ‘Twilight’ with ‘Vampires Suck’, and ‘300’ with ‘Meet the Spartans’. Since their debut as directors in 2006 the mind-numbing run has also included ‘Date Movie’, ‘Epic Movie’, and ‘Disaster Movie’. They make their spoofs quickly and cheaply, filling the roles with low cost unknowns. A good spoof should work even if you’ve never seen the movie it’s riffing (eg ‘Airplane’), but these are horrible either way. [Critics: 0%] [Public: 3.9] – Avoid

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Starring: Kevin James, Molly Shannon, Neal McDonough, Daniella Alonso
Director: Andy Fickman
Out: 17 April 2015
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Security guard Paul Blart (James) heads to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a menacing art heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals with the help of the cynical casino security staff who once ridiculed him. More segways and weight-based slapstick. See Blart square off against an exotic bird, run into a glass wall and even punch an elderly woman in the stomach. The original was a big moneymaker, taking $183 million theatrically worldwide from a budget of $26m. Co-scripted again by James, this one comes from the director of the mediocre ‘Parental Guidance’ and ‘You Again’. The Sony leaks showed how ashamed the studio is of its Adam Sandler-produced movies, but they keep making money. [Critics: 13%] [Public: 4.3] – Avoid

– MAY –

Welcome To Me
Starring: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Wes Bentley, Joan Cusack
Director: Shira Piven
Out: 1 May 2015
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When a woman with borderline personality disorder (Wiig) wins the lottery, she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by the immortal Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets. Her experienced TV production team (including Marsden, Bentley, Cusack and Jennifer Jason Leigh) struggle to come to terms with the unconventional programme they are working on. Reviews have been positive, calling it an inspired piece of comedy-drama centered around a fearless raw performance, but public reaction has been so-so. [Critics: 71%] [Public: 5.9] – Ok

Hot Pursuit
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, Michael Mosley
Director: Anne Fletcher
Out: 8 May 2015
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Action-comedy about an inexperienced, bookish police officer (Witherspoon) and a loud-mouth witness (Vergara), the wife of a murdered drug baron, who go on the run in Texas hotly pursued by crooked cops. Inspired by the critical and commercial success of ‘The Heat’, this is along similar lines, coming from the director of ‘The Proposal’ and ‘The Guilt Trip’. Vergara is the highest paid actress on TV thanks to ‘Modern Family’ and deserved a leading role in a big screen comedy. It’s been somewhat unfairly trashed by critics and most audiences. Your reaction to ‘Hot Pursuit’ will be dictated largely by whether you find Vergara annoying or amusing. The leads do have a fun odd-couple pairing, and it delivers an easy watch. [Critics: 8%] [Public: 5.0] – Mediocre

Pitch Perfect 2
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Out: 15 May 2015
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Sequel to the 2012 acapella/pop musical comedy which saw a freshman (Kendrick) cajoled into joining her school’s all-girl singing group, and taking on their male rivals in a campus competition. Now it’s the final year for most of the crew and after a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform. The original ‘Pitch Perfect’ was one of the top-performing DVD/VOD titles of 2013. Its soundtrack album was the bestselling in digital history, and the #18 bestselling of all time (more than ‘The Sound of Music’). Single ‘Cups’ has been watched 229 million times on YouTube. Key cast return here, as does the screenwriter. New additions include Hailee Steinfeld (‘True Grit’) as a student who’s desperate to join, Katey Sagal (‘Sons of Anarchy’) as Steinfeld’s mom, and cameos from real-life acapella groups. Only the director is missing, replaced by Elizabeth Banks in her directing debut. She was a co-star and producer on the first film and proves a good match directorially, her great sense of humour runs throughout. ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ is not up there with the first movie, but it’s still loads of fun. [Critics: 66%] [Public: 6.6] – Good

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  • craig said

    The Wedding Ringer looks really funny,Iv’e seen the trailer and I love the scene where Kevin Hart get’s dressed up as a priest with military pants on because he was told that by the guy he’s trying to help get married.I love Kevin Hart anyway,and this movie looks very good and funny.

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  • Damn Yankee said

    I would have chosen Sisters as my top pick anyway, but it gets extra points because I have a soft spot for any movie based around a big party. I’m also excited that Elizabeth Banks is directing a movie! Not one I want to see, but still.

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  • diamond said

    I think the best comedy movies of 2015 will be Vacation and Dirty Grandpa. Deniro is a brilliant grandpa in Meet the Fockers he is already a total a##hole

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  • JP said

    I’m interested to see that Miranda Hart is going to be in Spy. Is this her big-screen debut? Has she made it big in the States yet – or is she one of Britain’s well kept secrets?

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  • Mr Patch said

    dont u know Adam Sandler rocks?? Haters gonna hate!! Pixels and Paul Blart mall cop 2 are gonna be the best comedy movies 2015 has to offer because he’s been funny for decades and nothin gonna chnage,.

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  • Doop said

    As much as I think Kevin Hart is annoying as hell at times lol,I must admit Get Hard with Will Ferrell in it is pretty good,in stupid but hilarious way lol…

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  • Jerry said

    Hot Tub Time Machine 2 had “just enough” decent comedy for me to not regret watching it.

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  • Perry said

    In my opinion Entourage and Daddy’s Home will be the top comedy movies in 2015 worth seeing. Will Farell and Marky Mark were gold together last time in The Other Guys. Although they were friends there and now they seem to be enemies.

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  • Jenny said

    Spy looked bad at first but now its looking pretty good lol

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  • Morris said

    2015 comedy movies I want to see: Vacation and…. Vacation. Great to see The Hangover wolfpack doing well, I’ll watch anything they do. Plus I saw the first Vacation a long time ago and it was funny

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  • garyopenhill said

    I would say based on mostly the reviews, that the new zealand low budget comedy “what we do in the shadows” is the only REALLY interesing and truly creative comedy in this list, that is not to say i wont see them all for the sporadic laughs

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  • Jeff said

    I personally wouldn’t describe ‘A million ways to die in the West’ (not sure why the article writer is unable to add the extra 10 characters required to use its correct name…but maybe he/she is just trying to be ‘cool’) a ‘misfire’ – I thought it was quite funny. It also didn’t ‘flop’ as it made back its production costs from general release – which is a lot rarer than it seems. Maybe because it had ‘musical’ moments, it was off-putting to some? If it put anybody off because of that, seriously get over your bias fro at least one viewing ‘the moustache’ song may even change your mind!

    I was very surprised by ‘Trainwreck’ which had me guffawing. Spy actually delivered exactly as promised. Paul Mart was okay, but felt like it could have been better. I’m not sure if one could describe Entourage as a comedy… a movie with a lot of shots of women with breasts showing it was…but ‘comedy’… ummm… I don;t think I laughed once, though I may have smiled a few times (when there was women with breasts out on the screen probably).

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    • Sheridan Passell said
      Sheridan Passell

      To defend myself, I abbreviated ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ because it’s a long title in a short paragraph, not to sound “cool”. I didn’t say it was a “flop”, I said it was a “misfire”. It didn’t get a great reception from critics (33% on RT) or from the public (6.1 on imdb, a mediocre score), and it didn’t launch Seth MacFarlane as a leading man. I quite liked the movie, and its songs, as I reviewed in last year’s guide, but it didn’t do what it was meant to. Especially when compared to ‘Ted’. I’ll bet you $1 million it will never get a sequel. ‘Trainwreck’ and, particularly, ‘Spy’ I recommend on here, so I don’t think our opinions are actually too different!

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  • Thorongil said

    Absolutely Anything – to me it was much better than Spy or Ted 2. Acutally I don’t get that, how is Absolutely Anything is missing from the toplist….

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  • Yanntop said

    The “wedding ringer”, what a beautiful idea , The beginning of the film was customized with a song and it’s amazing!!!

    I have seen hundred of filmm, but never like this. I was impressed.

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  • Devika Gupta said

    Even I want to say that the movie “what we do in the shadows” was one of the Most intelligent comedy films I have ever seen. Although I have seen most movies from your list, I would check out some other as well!

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