Funniest movie ever..
Simple. I think this is the funniest movie I have ever seen.share
It is definitely in my top 5. Comedy is a very personal thing - what one person thinks is funny, someone else will think it's insipid and childish. I can't help but love pure goofiness. I watched Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid last night on HBO and was laughing so hard, I risked waking my family. TMWTB is just as funny. Seeing David Warner do such silly stuff, for such a serious actor - I loved it!
In no particular order, my top five are:
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
The Man With Two Brains
Some Like it Hot
Tie - The Love Guru and Year One (I think the critics and most people hated these two, but I thought they were brilliant in their own way).
What are yours?
My top 5 in no particular order are
Vacation (Chevy Chase)
Love and Death (Woody Allen)
The Man With The 2 Brains
Take the Money and Run (Woody Allen)
Oh my! Love and Death! My first boyfriend and I went to see this at the Cinema 150 in Little Rock - that was the ONLY place to see a movie back then. He was a Woody Allen fanatic and he turned me into one! Sadly, the Cinema 150 is no more. I cried when they closed it. I'd had a lot of great movie-going experiences there: Jaws, Titanic, The Poseidon Adventure, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark. **sigh**
"Well, make something up!" (RG)
This one's still in my all-time top 10 comedies too. Some of it (well, a lot of it) is goofy, but that's exactly why I like it. The saliva hand-cups while he's sliding across the wall, the shoes flying up in the air, the "citizen's divorce -- e pluribus unum," Dr. Necessitor, the drunk driving test, the cheesy 80s electronic music, his deformed killer shuffle after he tries to strangle Stepfanie Kramer ("Hunter"), and more.share
I have to admit, I didn't much care for Reiner's and Martin's previous collaboration 'Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid', even though it worked quite well as a noir satire.
When I sat down to watch '...Brains', I got the feeling it was already off to a bad start. I got the humor, but it didn't really click with me. Especially during Jeffrey Combs' part, I thought to myself that I should just rewatch 'Re-Animator' instead.
But somewhere within the second act, it suddenly started to grow on me. Maybe it was the 80s synth soundtrack (spot-on and somehow still out-of-place), maybe it was Martin's character transformation, maybe I just got into the mixture of deadpan goofy humor and tongue-in-cheek slapstick (if that's not an oxymoron) over time.
At times, Martin's Dr. Hfuhruhurr felt like Nielsen's Frank Drebin, just a lot less PG.
Definitely a recommendable mad doctor satire made by people who love the respective B movies.
1 - Life of Brian (How would any one bit this? Sometimes I laugh by myself just remembering some scenes).
2 - The Man with Two Brains and The Jerk.
3 - Arsenic and Old Lace ( I was surprised watching it late at night some years ago. How such an old movies was so politically incorrect?)
4 - Every movie with Mel Brooks. Specially "The Producers". Only hi would get away with jokes about Hitler.
In no particular order :
Some like it hot
Pee Wee's big adventure
..personal faves :Limpet ,Reluctant Astronaut,the odd couple , monkey business , Harvey , best in show, hard day's night, elf, Taladega nights etc
No particular order.... 1 My Man Godfrey (W Powell), 2 Holy Grail, 3 Young Frankenstein, 4 Groundhog Day, 5 Being There.share
Oh really, amer9001?? Check out "The Naked Gun" (1988).share