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"The 2010s seems like a pretty bad decade for Comedies no?"


  

          

I am a sucker for end of year/decade lists and as I was looking for a list of best comedies of the 2010s and all the lists that I found were pretty blah. For example, Spy and Game Night were on several list I saw and I just don't remember them being great movies. And Paddington Bear 2 was on a bunch of list, and though I haven't seen it, I have a hard time thinking that it made a decades best list.

Compare that to the 2000s when you had Apatow, Jay Roach, and Adam McKay cranking out tons of movies that still slap like Knocked Up, 40 year old virgin, Superbad Anchorman, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, Talladega Nights, Meet the Parents, the Hangover....

Okay as I type this out I am seeing that there is a pattern of a certain narrow type of humor that dominated the 2000s but I think the case still stands that the 2000s cranked out a lot more enduring funny movies than the 2010s.

Now that being said, I will say that the 2010s became an interesting time because ALL movies became funnier. The Marvel Action Movies are way funnier than older Action Movies. Even Dramas like the Social Network was pretty F'ing Funny. Yeah Todd Phillips and Adam McKay stopped making pure comedies but the dramas, histories and oscar-nominated movies they made were funnier than what previously fit those bills.

So I am I being old and grumpy complaining about how things were better back in the day or am I on to something?


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damn
Jan 22nd 2020
1
I think Sorry to Bother You is Cross Genre somewhat
Jan 22nd 2020
3
I think the last half of the decade tails off a bit...
Jan 22nd 2020
2
I will give you 3 or 4 on this list that can hang with 2000s comedies.
Jan 22nd 2020
4
These are the two that are great, the rest are just okay
Jan 23rd 2020
15
nothing all that memorable in there imo
Jan 23rd 2020
10
      You don't think Bridesmaids was memorable?
Jan 23rd 2020
16
      Bridesmaids will be remembered as a classic.
Jan 23rd 2020
17
      I'm not much of a Melissa McCarthy fan
Jan 24th 2020
21
           Okay.
Jan 25th 2020
34
      i’m surprised Crazy, Stupid, Love isn’t getting more love...
Jan 24th 2020
33
           I agree
Jan 30th 2020
47
Here to say "Paddington 2" is REALLY good
Jan 22nd 2020
5
Get Him to Greek felt like Nick Stoller's This is 40.
Jan 23rd 2020
8
It's on there mostly due to the Las Vegas sequence
Jan 23rd 2020
13
The Nice Guys was criminally overlooked.
Jan 23rd 2020
12
Paddington is DOPE. 1 and 2 both.
Jan 22nd 2020
6
Yall gone have me go back and check them out.
Jan 23rd 2020
7
Best Hugh Grant performance ever.
Jan 23rd 2020
14
i think i cried watching both of them
Jan 23rd 2020
9
Yeah, yall were right about these Paddington Movies.
Jan 28th 2020
46
I liked End of the World and At World's End
Jan 23rd 2020
11
now that you mention it, yes
Jan 23rd 2020
18
Many great points but disagree with it being PC Culture
Jan 23rd 2020
19
RE: Many great points but disagree with it being PC Culture
Jan 24th 2020
23
      Fair Point. It really seems like their is a lane for Indy Comedies.
Jan 24th 2020
24
           i think there is
Jan 24th 2020
26
I forgot about some of those, but disagree about PC
Jan 24th 2020
25
RE: I forgot about some of those, but disagree about PC
Jan 24th 2020
27
LOL. minority groups were in on the jokes!
Jan 27th 2020
40
I don't know. This scene from Weird Science is all stereotypes, uses *ed...
Jan 24th 2020
28
      Weird Science as a whole aged pretty bad though, man.
Jan 24th 2020
29
      RE: I don't know. This scene from Weird Science is all stereotypes, uses...
Jan 26th 2020
35
who's scared to laugh?
Jan 24th 2020
30
      RE: who's scared to laugh?
Jan 24th 2020
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           haha
Jan 24th 2020
32
           damn this is a sad life for you
Jan 27th 2020
38
                sorry I hurt you
Jan 28th 2020
41
                     Man, don't let RJCC RJCC this decent convo.
Jan 28th 2020
42
                          you're right. my bad for feeding him
Jan 28th 2020
43
                          congratulations on realizing your presence was unneccessary
Jan 28th 2020
44
                          the jealousy is bad, you gotta let it go.
Jan 28th 2020
45
           right. so you're too scared to provide a single example
Jan 27th 2020
37
can't BELIEVE no one in this post has mentioned MacGruber
Jan 24th 2020
20
Look at this list from the 2000s
Jan 24th 2020
22
2000s were fire....and 90% of them wouldn't be made today
Jan 27th 2020
36
Yeah, you know what we needed was another Beerfest
Jan 27th 2020
39
Death Of Stalin was prolly the best. Seems like TV dominated comedy this...
Jan 31st 2020
48
People are too sensitive/Execs have no balls
Feb 07th 2020
49
some of it is natural progression
Feb 07th 2020
50
wow, really a comedy special from 40 years ago wouldn't be made today
Feb 09th 2020
51

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1. "damn"
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I cant think of any great straight up comedies at all of the last decade. I haven't seen Sorry to Bother you so maybe that plays. But most things I can think of are either television or things that cross genres like Get Out.

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3. "I think Sorry to Bother You is Cross Genre somewhat"
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But that is a solid ass comedy.

You also remind me of a good point that TV comedies have been stellar during this period. Golden Age of TV Comedies even.

I guess their is some truth to TV being the more daring an experimental format these days.



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2. "I think the last half of the decade tails off a bit..."
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But it wasn't that bad. I still like a lot of these...

Crazy, Stupid, Love
We’re The Millers
Bridesmaids
Horrible Bosses
21 Jumpstreet
Ted
Pitch Perfect
Think Like A Man
This Is The End
Neighbors
Top Five
Bad Moms
Keanu
Girls Trip

  

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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4. "I will give you 3 or 4 on this list that can hang with 2000s comedies. "
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>Bridesmaids
>Ted

These two without a doubt.

>Pitch Perfect (though it's been a while since I've seen)
>Top Five
>21 Jumpstreet

Maybe these three.

The rest I think were funny but I don't think would have made a 2000s list.





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15. "These are the two that are great, the rest are just okay"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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10. "nothing all that memorable in there imo"
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they range from average to "ok, that was pretty funny", but no real classics.

>But it wasn't that bad. I still like a lot of these...
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>Crazy, Stupid, Love
>We’re The Millers
>Bridesmaids
>Horrible Bosses
>21 Jumpstreet
>Ted
>Pitch Perfect
>Think Like A Man
>This Is The End
>Neighbors
>Top Five
>Bad Moms
>Keanu
>Girls Trip
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16. "You don't think Bridesmaids was memorable? "
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Maybe because it broke a number of comedians into some levels of stardom and was the start of the 'raunchy women' genre that it was classic to me. I could be conflating 'memorable' with 'important.

  

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17. "Bridesmaids will be remembered as a classic."
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21. "I'm not much of a Melissa McCarthy fan"
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So that took away from it. I enjoyed it overall but it's not much of a standout personally

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34. "Okay. "
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It makes sense that you wouldn't have thought as highly of the movie as others. She was the core of that movie and not relating to her removes contact from the heart in the movie.

  

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33. "i’m surprised Crazy, Stupid, Love isn’t getting more love..."
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IMO, it’s the best comedy of the decade. It flipped all of the traditional romcom tropes upside down and still managed to be surprising. Definitely a classic.

  

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47. "I agree"
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I'm in Memphis and I had a house full of dudes that are all about that life watching Crazy Stupid Love and they was all into it. these the type of dudes that prolly think 50 Cent is the best actor on the planet.


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5. "Here to say "Paddington 2" is REALLY good"
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One of the best "kids" movies in quite a while.

Otherwise, I'd include:

Bridesmaids
Ted
This Is the End
The Nice Guys (R-Rated action comedy)
Get Him to the Greek
Girls Trip
Sausage Party

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8. "Get Him to Greek felt like Nick Stoller's This is 40. "
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Overly long, meandering self-indulgent foray into dramady that had some really funny moments.

But you made me look up Stoller's credits and I do remember that I thought 5 year engagement was one of the best RomComs I had seen in a loooong time.


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13. "It's on there mostly due to the Las Vegas sequence"
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Which I still find hilarious.

And the GMA segment is also gold.

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12. "The Nice Guys was criminally overlooked."
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Sausage Party was one of the rare movies this decade I came really close to walking out of, but glad to see some love for Nice Guys.



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6. "Paddington is DOPE. 1 and 2 both. "
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They're fantastic family movies, but also quality comedies.

  

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7. "Yall gone have me go back and check them out. "
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I have been in the room while my boys watched both but did not pay attention.


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14. "Best Hugh Grant performance ever."
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Also one of the best movies about prison reform.

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9. "i think i cried watching both of them"
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i know i did watching 2 for sure

  

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46. "Yeah, yall were right about these Paddington Movies. "
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At least 2 which I saw this weekend. Lots of fun and beautifully executed. I think I will watch again just for Hugh Grants performance.

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11. "I liked End of the World and At World's End"
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Funny that they couldn't be more different, even though they have similar titles and were released at the same time.

I thought both were hilarious, for different reasons.

I'm sure I could come up with more great comedies if I thought really hard, but the fact that I can't name any more right now says a lot right there.

  

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18. "now that you mention it, yes"
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a lot of the funniest to me were in animation:

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Finding Dory (2016)
Isle of Dogs (2018)
The Lego Movie (2014)
Paddington (2014)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018)
Turbo (2013)


straight comedies rarely seemed to deliver. very few, perhaps only one, seem like they will become classics watched for decades to come, which is too bad. i would chalk a lot of that up to political correctness. people are scared to laugh, so those movies don't get made anymore. it's hard to imagine some of what are regarded as comedy classics being received well today because of the territories they explored. there doesn't seem to be the same freedom, and people really don't want their beliefs challenged by a movie. it's also clear there is a deficit of active comedic geniuses, at least on screen. some standouts among slim pickings:

Blockers (2018)
Bridesmaids (2011)
Get Him to the Greek (2010)
The Heat (2013)
They Came Together (2014)
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)


you called it with Cross Genre. these were thought provoking and covered more bases by being more than comedies. nowadays, you have to do it all.

The Big Short (2015)
Four Lions (2010)
Game Night (2018)
Joker (2019)
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
Pain & Gain (2013)
Parasite (2019)
pk (2014)
Ready or Not (2019)
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)

  

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19. "Many great points but disagree with it being PC Culture "
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Just because the TV shows during this same period have been stellar and funny AF. Veep ain't PC.

Now if you are saying studios are less willi to take risk because budgets are so big, yeah that makes sense.

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23. "RE: Many great points but disagree with it being PC Culture "
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i'm not disagreeing with you about there being many very funny shows, but veep was also on hbo. the rules are different on cable, and especially on premium channels and streaming. network tv still exists, and it plays it safe almost exclusively. i really see movies as akin to that because they have to have enough wide appeal to make a profit at the box office. in the last decade, you've had the rise of outrage culture and commercial thinkpieces and a sincere social awakening. if we look back at the history of movie comedies through modern eyes, they are almost all problematic, some deeply. studios now don't want the hassle. even something like that deplorables movie blumhouse produced and didn't release. people can't take a joke now. i love comedies because they make us examine and laugh at ourselves, including our preconceptions. i hope the movie studios can figure something out.

  

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24. "Fair Point. It really seems like their is a lane for Indy Comedies. "
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The Studio Comedies these days do seem like Network Comedies and all the great TV Comedies are coming from HBO, Netflix, etc. Doesn't explain though why Netflix isn't making great comedy films but yeah I think you have generally explained it.


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26. "i think there is"
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but i think a lot of the indies are concerned with also being dramas. in preparing my response, i discarded a lot of movies i really liked that i know had funny parts and were marketed as comedies but i really remember for something else. that isn't to say a comedy can't have heart, but that isn't really what your question was about. the comedies most of us could rattle off from our formative years really made us laugh. i think it's natural a lot of creative people aren't content with only being comedy, probably because they learned lessons from those classic comedies that stuck with them as they grew up and could appreciate they offered more than just laughs. i guess it's just the balance is less on the comedy side in recent years. life is pretty serious, you'd think comedy would be a great escape, but then i circle back to my earlier point.


>The Studio Comedies these days do seem like Network Comedies
>and all the great TV Comedies are coming from HBO, Netflix,
>etc. Doesn't explain though why Netflix isn't making great
>comedy films but yeah I think you have generally explained it.

i think netflix is only starting to get making films period right in the last couple years. i wouldn't hold my breath on a smash comedy originating there because those aren't award fodder, which seems to be netflix's primary motivation.

  

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25. "I forgot about some of those, but disagree about PC"
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It's easy for some people to talk about political correctness ruining movies and TV nowadays, but maybe you weren't around in the when it was cool to use blatantly racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic language. I don't mean in a way like Always Sunny or Family Guy where it's funny because it's so wrong. I mean using the N-word or outright homophobic words (not just "that's gay" but the f-word), treating trans people like freaks, or jokes about straight up beating women.

I'm not even exaggerating.

You should look up the term political correctness, if you haven't before. It means more than just tiptoeing around race, sex and gender so you don't offend anyone, which is how it's framed by conservatives. It was totally out of control and the term was brought back in the 90s to poke fun at people who were offended at legit hateful material.

Look, I'm all for raunchy ass humor. But it's all laughs until your own people get put on blast.

Sorry to go on a rant. Anyway yeah What We Do in The Shadows is my shit right there.

  

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27. "RE: I forgot about some of those, but disagree about PC"
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i do remember it. some of the jokes were written and/or told by those minority groups or at least delivered in a way that they were in on them. many were purely at their expense. personally, a lot of the humor isn't funny to me now, but that's due to my age and the times. a lot of that should be relegated to those times if it ever should have made it on screen in the first place, in my view. we are genuinely more sophisticated and sensitive now, which is great. tv and film are more diverse and inclusive, which is excellent. we do tend to stay away from third-rail subjects in comedies now unless at the expense of those in power. that's one reason i agree that this wasn't a very good decade for movie comedies. again, there's got to be a way we can examine these issues, laugh, and maybe learn in the movie comedy format. it's a frightening prospect evidently.


>Sorry to go on a rant.

it's all good. i knew what i was risking.

  

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40. "LOL. minority groups were in on the jokes!"
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you wouldn't know funny if it kicked you in the place that other people have dicks

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28. "I don't know. This scene from Weird Science is all stereotypes, uses *ed..."
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problematic language, would be deemed racist today and would probably not get made these days. But it is funny as sh*t. Further, I don't think it was hurtful, I don't think it hurt anyone and was not found particularly offensive at the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9GBuciv20A


I think times are different and audiences are different so younger people might not think its funny, but I think there is a much larger audience who would enjoy it, white and black.

Another way to put it is I think the movies are a reflection of the times, not the cause of the terrible discourse.


That being said, the "You know why you are gay?" scene from 40 year old virgin makes my skin crawl now. It's terrible and lazy. The worst part being that it's too straight guys doing it and it was written by a straight guy. (But I can't help but think that if it were two gay guys having a similar conversation, it could be pretty funny).


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29. "Weird Science as a whole aged pretty bad though, man. "
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I'll always love it because it's a childhood favorite, but I remember trying to show it to a co-worker on a slow work night a few years back. he's about 10 years younger than me, and I hadn't seen it in forever. I was trying to picture myself watching this the first time. the gags all felt horribly dated but It had little to to with PC. My coworkers reaction was like, 'cool'. I think he chuckled a couple times as to not hurt my feelings and i felt like an old man trying to show a kid a Bob Hope movie lol

It's weird because i think Ferris Bueller, and Breakfast Club (outside that random dance sequence) have aged pretty well.
Sixteen Candles, not so much.

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35. "RE: I don't know. This scene from Weird Science is all stereotypes, uses..."
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That part of Weird Science is the best part of the movie and one of the funniest scenes of any movie

>problematic language, would be deemed racist today and would
>probably not get made these days. But it is funny as sh*t.
>Further, I don't think it was hurtful, I don't think it hurt
>anyone and was not found particularly offensive at the time.
>
>
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9GBuciv20A
>
>
>I think times are different and audiences are different so
>younger people might not think its funny, but I think there is
>a much larger audience who would enjoy it, white and black.
>
>Another way to put it is I think the movies are a reflection
>of the times, not the cause of the terrible discourse.
>
>
>That being said, the "You know why you are gay?" scene from 40
>year old virgin makes my skin crawl now. It's terrible and
>lazy. The worst part being that it's too straight guys doing
>it and it was written by a straight guy. (But I can't help
>but think that if it were two gay guys having a similar
>conversation, it could be pretty funny).
>
>
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>"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then
>they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson
>
>"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"

  

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30. "who's scared to laugh? "
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that's a heavy accusation.

millions of people publicly support an openly racist presidential administration, but they're *scared to laugh*?



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31. "RE: who's scared to laugh? "
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>that's a heavy accusation.

that po-faced response reeks of someone scared to laugh. i don't actually believe that's true, however.


>millions of people publicly support an openly racist
>presidential administration, but they're *scared to laugh*?

that's because they are too dumb and too wrapped up in partisanship to realize their heinousness in doing that. the same could be said for any number of public figures people have blind spots for even though what they've said, done, or represent is reprehensible. i'm not sure what your point was with this.

you disagree with my theory, fine, but i am not interested in replying back and forth with you personally over this. anyone else is welcome.

  

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32. "haha"
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>you disagree with my theory, fine, but i am not interested in
>replying back and forth with you personally over this. anyone
>else is welcome.

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38. "damn this is a sad life for you"
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41. "sorry I hurt you"
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42. "Man, don't let RJCC RJCC this decent convo. "
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Be best to ignore him. Everyone will understand why.


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43. "you're right. my bad for feeding him"
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carry on

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44. "congratulations on realizing your presence was unneccessary"
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45. "the jealousy is bad, you gotta let it go."
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37. "right. so you're too scared to provide a single example"
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but everyone else is "too scared to laugh"

that fear is in you, sorry if I can't relate.

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20. "can't BELIEVE no one in this post has mentioned MacGruber"
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For beer lovers: http://thebeertravelguide.com
For movie lovers: http://russellhainline.com

  

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22. "Look at this list from the 2000s"
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Snagged it from IMDB with some personal adjustments. Not in order but check it out. I think only 3 or 4 you all have mentioned would make the top 25 of this list.




1. The Hangover (2009)
2. Team America: World Police (2004)
3. Superbad (2007)
4. Beerfest (2006)
5. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
6. Grandma's Boy (2006)
7. Super Troopers (2001)
8. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
9. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
10. Scary Movie (2000)
11. Tropic Thunder (2008)
12. Pineapple Express (2008)
13. Old School (2003)
14. Step Brothers (2008)
15. Idiocracy (2006)
16. Hot Fuzz (2007)
17. Bad Santa (2003)
18. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
19. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
20. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
21. Wedding Crashers (2005)
22. Road Trip (2000)
23. Zombieland (2009)
24. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
25. Black Dynamite (2009)
26. Pootie Tang (2001)
27. Meet the Parents (2000)
28. Zoolander (2001)
29. Knocked Up (2007)
30. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
31. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
32. EuroTrip (2004)
33. Elf (2003)
34. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
35. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
36. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

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36. "2000s were fire....and 90% of them wouldn't be made today"
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39. "Yeah, you know what we needed was another Beerfest"
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most of those were copies of better movies made in the 90s


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48. "Death Of Stalin was prolly the best. Seems like TV dominated comedy this..."
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49. "People are too sensitive/Execs have no balls"
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No one wants to greenlight anything that the media may blow up for being to racy, raunchy, politicial, timely etc.

There's no way a 40 yerar old Virgin, Knocked Up, Eddie Murphy Raw etc would be made these days.

  

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50. "some of it is natural progression "
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You can find it in every generation lotta stuff from 40 Year Old Virgin couldn't get made today just like a lot of Revenge of the Nerds would never fly in 2000.

I'm not saying the current state of things has no effect. I'm sure it does, but I think it's an oversimplificationwhen people blame it all on wokeness, etc..

Not a movie but Curb's first 3 episodes are a good example of maintaining its quality while hitting on hot topics (metoo, trumpism, trans) and still being hilarious and brilliant, probably because its simply observational, and showing how Larry would navigate (or even leverage) the current climate.

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51. "wow, really a comedy special from 40 years ago wouldn't be made today"
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SUPER INSIGHTFUL

how many 1940s standups would've been made as feature films in the 80s mr. hollywood insider?


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