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What's the most under-appreciated comedy film?

Which film doesn't always enter into the conversation when people talk about the greatest comedies of all time?

by Anonymousreply 6November 27, 2021 9:57 AM

"Dick" has so many brilliant throwaway moments, like Pat Nixon snoring loudly away in one scene in the presidential bedroom.

by Anonymousreply 1November 27, 2021 7:16 AM

I would also add "The Good Fairy" with Margaret Sullavan--a Prestion Sturges/Ernst Lubitsch comedy no one seems to have heard of but which is one of my absolute favorites.

by Anonymousreply 2November 27, 2021 7:18 AM

Flirting with Disaster.

by Anonymousreply 3November 27, 2021 7:47 AM

Ruthless People.

by Anonymousreply 4November 27, 2021 7:56 AM

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is fine but it doesn't seem underappreciated, it seems about as appreciated as it should be.

I was really surprised at how bad Vampire's Kiss was, not just Cage's performance but in a general film-making sense. Props had visible stickers on them and they often changed mid-scene, so did the clothes and hair, sometimes it was inaudible, at one point the makeup was so bad I thought they were trying for blackface on Elizabeth Ashley. You could see Maria Conchita Alonzo mouthing Cage's dialogue along with him as he said his lines.

by Anonymousreply 5November 27, 2021 8:42 AM

I love this. I have seen The Nice Guys 3 times and I love it. So fun and great performances, especially from Ryan Gosling. I love Vampires Kiss too and the other added suggestions here. Ruthless People is hilarious, especially Danny Devito! Flirting with Disaster has a great performance from MTM especially. Love these choices. I have to say I love Top 5, a Chris Rock comedy. Genius

by Anonymousreply 6November 27, 2021 9:57 AM
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