Today's topic for the Ten on Tuesday meme is my top ten favorite movie comedies. This was a really hard list to make. And I am sure that I am leaving out lots. Probably even a favorite. But my brain cells are gone. I have two children.
Here are my favs...in no particular order:
1. Thank You For Smoking – This is a hilarious movie. If you haven’t seen it already (because you haven’t followed previous “orders” to watch it) – put it in your netflix queue. The movie is about Nick Naylor, a spokesman for Big Tobacco, who is trying to the positive spin on smoking. He even goes to LA to convince an agent (played by Rob Lowe) to have more actors smoke in movies – “like the good old days.” He meets weekly with the MOD squad (merchants of death) – who represent the alcohol lobby and the gun lobby. This ingenious movie is all in the details – like Nick’s son goes to St. Euthanasius. Again…go watch this movie!
2. 50 First Dates – I love this movie. It is both sweet and funny – a true date movie! Every time I run across it on TV, I have to stop and watch. Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler have great chemistry – and it’s too bad that Drew starred with Jimmy Fallon instead of Adam Sandler in the very boring “Fever Pitch.”
6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail – This needs no commentary :-)
10. Elf/A Christmas Story – My favorite Christmas movies. Elf made Will Ferrell movies “must sees.” And Elf is the first time I heard the word “ginormous.” It is now part of my lexicon. And “A Christmas Story.” My dad had a book by Jean Shepherd…so I had already read it before I saw it. Did you know that there is a “shrine” to this movie in Cleveland, Ohio? You can tour the house year round. And this year is the 25th anniversary for the movie. “It was…it was…soap poisoning…”