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I thought that "What's Your Number" with Anna Faris was pretty funny. I heard it was much much better than the book.



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dumb and dumber is the best!



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I don't think I can answer this one. How do you define 'comedy'? Is it the slapstick humor of the Three Stooges (my older son thinks they are the funniest -- btw he is in his forties). Is it the cerebrl and dry wit of William Powell and Myrna Loy in the Thin Man series? Is is the rubber face of Red Skelton? I do know what I don't like. Toilet tongued men and women (I refuse to call them comedians) who substitute four-letter words for humor. Sorry, but too many of the movies listed here just don't cut it for me.

As a kid, my favorites were Abbot and Costello.


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My favourite comedy film is 'Clockwise' with John Cleese - just genius.

But....Woody Allen's - 'The Sleeper' comes a close second.


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The Big Lebowski - MASH - Some LIke it Hot



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Young Frankenstien and Raising Arizona are the first to pop into my mind. Pulp Fiction was pretty funny too.



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I never watched 'Desperate Housewives' when it was being broadcast on our TV here. But now I am watching back to back episodes on my Kindle Fire. It is hilarious, and I love it. OH would hate it. I think it is a woman's series, so it is good to watch it without sighs of disapproval in the background. :)


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I thought "Burn after Reading" was hilarious, but with a nice Coen brothers' edge to it.

The other night, when I couldn't sleep, I found myself watching an old Cary Grant/Kate Hepburn movie: Bringing up Baby (1938). It was absolutely hilarious, and Kate Hepburn was simply delightful - but maybe I was just sleep-deprived.



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love Bringing up Baby too. Have you seen Cary Grant in Arsenic and Old lace - simply a perfect film by the greatest director of all time.



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Yes I have seen A & OL, but a long time ago



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Some like it Hot ????



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Yesssss! Some Like it Hot is one of the classics.

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Two nights ago, I also saw Bringing up Baby. And although I like watching new comedies as well, I really like this one, because the acting is really excellent and the script, the pace of the dialogue. It made me feel amused and stressed a bit, because the main character (the girl) didn't stop talking. :) Great movie.
Last night I watched Hamlet 2, strange, bizarre but at some points hilarious.



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the hangover 2 idenity theif



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I'm going to toss in a very old comedy, since it's not likely to get mentioned here much, if at all. The film is It's a Gift starring W.C. Fields, and I think perhaps his best. He's as graceful and put-upon as one can imagine, trying to to survive with his dream of owning an orange grove one day, amid a pedestrian life running a grocery and with a too-demanding family.

But what's so hilarious are the numerous "set pieces" throughout the film, many of them now classic -- trying to sleep on a porch as a young girl and her mother are shouting at one another about what they plan to do (the phrase, "I don't know," being repeated more in the scene than perhaps any other in a film, ever). Or trying to sell a customer a single kumquat while Mr. Merkle "the blind man" enters the store waving his cane. Or the eternal dinners with his family, complaining about nearly everything when all he wants to do is have a simple bite. And so much more. A gentle, laugh-out-loud hoot.


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