First thought that came to mind with this week’s theme was “huh?!” In other words, I’m a bit flustered at the moment and not really getting the meaning behind the theme. Is it to list comedies that I think are not funny? Well, that would include almost every comedy there is, since I’m very picky about comedies. But I’d rather take it to another direction, the drama-comedy angle. In other words, here are three drama-comedies, that are just not ONLY funny but also full of wisdom!
One of my personal favourites from 2016 is this very underrated Paul Rudd movie with Craig Roberts. It has funny moments but it also has serious moments. It’s the perfect balance between humour and teaching a valuable lesson – we all deserve to enjoy life! This movie, based on a book written based on personal experience, has so much depth to it, and it’s a must to watch not just for the comedy aspect, but for the lessons it manages to teach us.
I’m mentioning another one of my favourites because this week’s theme is giving me major flashbacks to drama-comedies. The Kings of Summer is yet another one of those movies that warms your heart with laughter and personal growth. Seeing these kids grow and learn from their experience of living in the woods for the entire summer is amazing. It’s also makes me want to be a kid again.
And another one of those indie movies that stole my heart way back when. Drinking Buddies is the sort of film you laugh with but end up thinking back as an important life lesson. It tackles alcoholism and cheating and unwanted affection and love through dark humour, and it’s brilliant. Olivia Wilde’s performance here is her best, and she rarely gets the chance to play such roles, which is why it’s an important movie to watch. Definitely the kind of comedy that is not just funny.. because it’s so fucking real it’s actually scary.
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