The cure to the pains of life is a bout of laughter. Let your sides split. Allow the tears to fall, and laugh until it hurts. The power of Comedy echoes deep within a line delivered by the Batman’s Joker, “Let’s put a smile on your face.” These are my Top 5 Outrageous Comedies.
5. Bringing Down the House (2003)
Hold on tight, Suburbia because two veteran comics, Steve Martin and Eugene Levy, have teamed up with Queen Latifah to literally bring down the house. Sharp lines, shocking scenes, and priceless expressions explode throughout this movie, catching some viewers off guard. Interweaved with laughter is a dramatic story of one man, whose life is about to turn upside down, but as the rollercoaster ride of a movie comes to an end, everything begins to settle down. And like with most rides, we want to go again.
4. Road Trip (2000)
In the spirit of movies based around college, this one really takes you for a wild ride that you will never forget. Breakfast Club meets Old School, four college students embark on an adventure to save their friend’s relationship with a long-time girl, but their road trip will not be as smooth as they think. And as they struggle to reach their destination before time runs out, situations will arise that will leave you raw with laughter. And as the bus stops here, experience will alter their lives, creating a story to be remembered.
3. My Best Friend’s Girl (2008)
A rule among friends is to never date their ex, but how far would you go to win your love back? One man is about to put that question to the test by hiring his best friend to go on the rebound and make his girl come back, but it’s no holds barred when he is unleashed. Known as Tank, this guy is no cupid and may even be the alter ego to Hitch, and as the countdown to the night begins, be prepared for anything. But with shocking acts and hysterical scenes, the plan to win back the girl may backfire and lead to a sticky situation, and Tank may have to do his worse to resolve it. But his sacrifice may cost him the love of his life.
2. Clerks II (2006)
When a fire rages through their convenience and video store, Dante and Randall are forced to find another job and enter the fast food lane, but wherever these two go, trouble will follow. And as a life-changing decision confronts Dante, he will have to dodge outrageous discussions, unspeakable events, and be prepared for the unexpected. There is no happy burger here but a smokescreen of hysteria, and a confession from a close friend may alter his life forever, bringing Dante back to where it all began.
1. The Hangover (2009)
A night gone terribly wrong leaves three men shaken as they try to remember the whereabouts of their friend, a groom that must be at the altar soon. Scrambling for clues, they follow the leads, piecing together strange experiences that may change their lives forever, but without memory, they are left vulnerable to vicious assaults, unseen circumstances, and an angry tiger ready to tear loose. And a night that should have been just a wild bachelor party explodes into hysteria, and the race to find the groom continues. But nothing is what it seems, and what happens in Vegas may not stay in Vegas.