Top 10 Best Funny Movies of 2012
For many people, watching movies provides an escape from everyday life; a suspension of disbelief as we immerse ourselves in the lives of the on-screen characters. There is no better genre than comedy for making us feel good. A good comedy has the ability to make us not only chuckle, but laugh so hysterically that you struggle for breath, cry and maybe even wee a little as a result – these are the comedy films that we love. Here are the top 10 best comedy films that you must see in 2012:
Funny Movies 2012
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10) American Pie: Reunion
Released on 6 May 2012, American Pie: Reunion sees the return of the original characters from the first instalment of the American Pie films. Directed by John Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the film follows Jim (Jason Biggs), Stifler (Sean William Scott), Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), and others of they catch up with each other at a “Class of 99” high school reunion. The laughs soon begin to flow as the former classmates realise that their friends have changed somewhat since school.
In case you didn’t know, LOL is an acronym for Laugh out Loud and this film starring Miley Cyrus, Ashley Greene and Demi Moore is all about the pressures of high school romance, friendship and avoiding ones overbearing parents. This coming-of-age story has laughs aplenty, especially in the relationship between mother (Moore) and daughter (Cyrus). This movie was released in the UK on June 1st.
Make a movie about a couple and cast Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston in the lead roles and you know you’re onto a winner. Wanderlust, which was released in cinemas back in March and is now available on DVD and Blu-ray, tells the story of a couple forced to change their lifestyle and live in a commune. By living a life without a lot of money, a high-flying career or fancy clothes, they learn to appreciate life – but only after they have suffered, hilariously!
7) 21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as Schmidt and Jenko, two guys that leave behind their adolescent problems to join the police force. As part of the secretive Jump Street unit, the pair are required to go undercover in a local high school, and while they think they know everything there is to know about high school, they quickly realize they are wrong and that their adolescent problems still haunt them. This Great action comedy is available on DVD from July 9, 2012.
6) That’s My Boy
This father and son story focuses on how a father Donny (played by Adam Sandler) can get close to his son Todd (played by Adam Samberg) after years of separation. Todd’s world comes crashing down in hilarious circumstances when Donny shows up on the eve of his wedding – uninvited of course. Trying anyway possible to reconnect with Todd, Donny must deal with the consequences of being a bad parent. You can look forward to seeing this film in the UK on 7 September.
5) Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
This 3D animation comedy directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon sees Alex the Lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett-Smith) and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) continue their fight to get back to their beloved New York. If you’ve ever seen the previous installments of the film, you will love this. Expect to see the film in cinemas on 19 October.
4) The Three Stooges
The Three Stooges are a classic American slapstick comedy trio and this excellent remake by the Farrelly brothers and starring Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos reaches new levels of knuckleheaded adventure as the three friends try to make more out of their lives by getting into the comicality industry. As you can well imagine, thinks do not go according to plan. If you want a good old belly laugh you can see this film on 22 August 2012.
3) MIB 3
No list of the top 10 funny movies – 2012 was going to be without the years most anticipated movie. MIB 3 sees Will Smith as Agent J on a mission in the 1960’s to stop an alien assassinating Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and changing history. To do this he needs the help of the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) and the task doesn’t go as smoothly as planned, which is tremendously funny as a result. MIB 3 was released in cinemas on 25 May 2012.
2) The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
This family animation movie directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt is as fun for adults as it is for children and has some real laugh out loud moments. The story follows the Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) and his crew and merry men (and women) as sets out to achieve his dream of winning the Pirate of the Year Award, beating his bitter rivals in the process. What follows is an adventure full of mishaps. This film is available on DVD and Blu-ray from 10 September 2012.
This first foray into the world of movies by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane follows Josh Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) dealing with his cherished childhood teddy bear that has come to life as the result of a wish. The relationship between Josh and Ted is simply riotous.
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