Top 10 Comedies of 2011
TOP 10 Comedies of 2011
Words: Mike Sheridan
Bridesmaids - The biggest movie at the Irish box-office in 2011, this laffer was also a huge smash in America and deservedly so. Hilarious and a real breakthrough for Irish star, Chris O'Dowd.
The Hangover 2 - While it didn't go down nearly as well as the first film, this sequel went by the mantra "if it aint broke, don't fix it" and was generally a big crowd pleaser. Ireland is rumoured to be in the running for a third film.
Horrible Bosses - Our own Colin Farrell had a stand-out comedic performance in this ensemble comedy that was very popular with audiences. Kevin Spacey too had some gems as the biggest bastard of them all.
The Guard - Currently leading the pack in The Eric's Best Film of 2011 poll, The Guard is proof that Irish cinema is moving in the right direction. Genuinely brilliant, Brendan Gleeson once again proves himself one of our finest artistic assets.
Friends With Benefits - Justin Timberlake is actually charming while the chemistry with Mila Kunis is undeniable. Not a classic by any means, but a charming enough romantic comedy.
Your Highness - While it bombed at the box-office, the niche humour here, if it appeals to you, will absolutely crack you up. Danny McBride has a certain comedic sensibility and it sure as hell made us laugh.
Paul - Seth Rogen voices an alien that curses, smokes and drinks. If you don't laugh you're dead inside.
The Change Up - A baby craps in Jason Bateman's mouth within the first five minutes. And Ryan Reynolds has a freaky fetish. Underrated comedy.
Harold and Kumar - One of the most ridiculous films of the year, the fact that it also knows exactly what it is is a huge plus. More than a few laughs here, and Penn and Cho are a great pairing.
Tower Heist - Not just a comedy but also a bit of an action film, this was supposed to be Eddie Murphy's comeback movie, but it didn't do as well as the studio expected. That said, it is a very entertaining and often funny flick.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Tuesday 27th December 2011 | Comedy