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This movie was just not very funny. I thought that one of the only light spots in the movie was the antics of Michael Richards. You know him as Kramer on Seinfeld. I think that his antics almost never get old. I think that one of the things this movie does show is that Weird Al's movie career would not last very long because he is not a very attractive man and he is not funny enough to stay on the airwaves. All ages can watch this film but not many will totally enjoy. Overall Rating: 3.2

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I thought that this movie was a good variation to most of the christmas stories. I hate how many Christmas story are almost scary but this is actually funny. It is not up to par with Christmas Vacation but it is about as funny as the Santa Claus. I think that Bill Murray is excellent in this movie and Bobcat Golthwait adds a good character. If you are looking for a good time for the holiday season than rent this movie and enjoy a newer version of A Christmas Carol. Overall Rating: 5.8

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I thought that this movie was better than most of Brendan Frasier's films. In that I mean that I could actually sit through the whole thing without saying that it was a total joke. This movie has some comical parts with Frasiers mishaps with his wishes from the devil. I think this is the kind of movie that kids can enjoy with their families and should be a pretty good rental. I see something in it that just about anybody can like. Overall Rating: 6.1

Legally Blonde

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I thought this movie was a lot like the movie clueless with a couple of naive blonde's. Reece Witherspoon in this movie is a lot more sweet that Cher in Clueless. In Clueless you almost don't care about the girl because she is so spoiled. I thought that in this movie they could have developed the love story a little bit more between Reece and the older lawyer. I also would have liked to have seen a little more conflict between Reece and the lawyer who tried to come on to her. But all in all this is a sweet and enjoyable movie. A no brainer. Overall Rating: 5.7

Happiness

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I thought this movie was a very creative idea and had some American Beauty type qualities but it may have taken the sickness just a little bit too far. I think that the movie doesn't really have much of an impact ending either. The movie can sort of make you laugh with the outrageousness of some of the things that happen but when it all comes down to it nothing really happens. The whacker and the fat lady sort of get together but not really. Nobody is really happy. But the characters are unique and gives the movie an interesting quality. Overall Rating: 7.5

The Birdcage

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I thought that this movie was sort of stupid but funny in some aspects. I thought that the choice of the two men for gays was outstanding. They compliment each other very well and the story of the movie was somewhat creative. The one thing that I do think is funny is how the two get along in the house and the embarassment that it brings to their family. Robin Williams is always good playing a gay guy and movies involving gays are usually pretty funny. Overall Rating: 5.8

Black Sheep

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This is the second movie with the duo of Chris Farley and David Spade.
Farley plays a moronic brother of a candidate for Governor and Spade works
for the governor. They are pretty much in the same roles as Tommy Boy but
with some new spiced up comedy. This movie is hysterical, especially the
scenes at the house in the woods. It's a shame a comedian like Farley had
to die, there could have been so much more to come. Overall Rating: 8.2

Caddyshack

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This is the original comedy for many big perfomances to come. Chevy Chase,
Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield all got famous from doing this movie. This
movie is very funny especially Bill Murray's trials with the gopher on the
golf course. The sort of comedy in this movie is focused more for adult
entertainment then for teems or kids. It is not a dirty movie, at least
extremely, the jokes would just be funnier to adults. Overall Rating: 8.8

Austin Powers

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A very funny movie starring Saturday Night Live's Mike Myers. He plays
a comical british intelligence agent that teams up with Elizabeth Hurley
to stop Dr. Evil who is also Mike Myers. This movie is comical and full
of sexual inuendo. This comedy is not a funny to anyone below teens.
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focused more on the teen population. Mike Myer's second group of major
films after the Wayne's World movies. Overall Rating: 8.7

Teen Wolf

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A Michael J. Fox film about a boy in high school who turns into a wolf
on occasion. It is a family trait that makes him popular in school. The
classic story about a boy who eventually wants to be loved for him and not
the wolf. This movie is fun and is all about partying. This is another
one of those movies that many people have seen numerous times. Overall Rating: 5.7

Bring it On

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This movie was totally stupid. The only good audience for this movie would
be people that like cheerleading. Some people may watch the movie because
of the girls which I think the producers were going for. The story is pretty
stupid and many things didn't even go together. There are a couple of parts
that are funny but they are lost in this poor attempt of a movie. Overall Rating: 2.9

Wayne's World

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The Saturday Night Live comedy that made it onto the big screen. Mike Myers
and Dana Carvey star as Wayne and Garth and the story of their basement
TV show. This movie is funny to people who watched the Saturday Night Live
skit but probably not as funny to those that went familiar with it. It
also is geared more towards kids and teens. Overall Rating: 7.9

Ghostbusters 2

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This was not as good as the original. It was not nearly as funny and the
bad guy was a lot more terrifying. With two harsh of a villain in the
lighthearted story is not as lighthearted. There are still a couple of
funny parts but with Rick Moranis as part of the bad guy in part one it
made it a little funnier. Overally it is still enjoyable. Overall Rating: 6.7

Meet the Parents

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This was definitely the funniest movie of the year. Ben Stiller has made himself a superstar with his second blockbuster comedy hit. The story is believable and any couple could relate to such problems. The dinner scene was and the credits at at the end were the highlight scenes. This movie may not be quite as funny as something about mary, but it is darn close. Overall Rating:9.2

A League of their Own

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This is a very funny and enjoyable movie about a girls baseball league in
the 1940's. Jon Lovitz plays a hysterical scout and Tom Hanks plays a
drunk coach. Both of these are very funny and the story of two sisters
who have good and bad times playing professional baseball. This movie is
heartwarming and historical, something that not many know about. Geena
Davis plays a wonderful role in a wonderful movie. Overall Rating: 8.5

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

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The funniest of the vacation movies starring Chevy Chase. In this movie
the whole family comes over for Christmas. The family is just as annoying
as all families can be. There are more funny parts in this one than any
of them. This has become one of the classic Christmas movies that everyone
watches at Christmas. Probably Chevy Chase's best performance. Overall Rating: 9.4

The First Wives Club

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The First Wives club had a couple of funny scenes and when it first began I thought it was going to be like the movie Hanging Up. Thank God it was better than that movie. This movie had some pretty light comedy and would probably be a little more interesting for girls to watch with other girls. I thought that it was good how the girls got back at the men and didn't just do the same thing back to people that they actually once cared about. Overall Rating: 3.1

Saving Silverman

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I thought this movie had some really funny parts but the plot just seemed to run dry in the first half hour. The twists to the movie all become evident in the beginning of the movie. Those comedic ideas continue throughout the rest of the film. This movie needed a couple of original turns in the middle to make it a really funny movie. A couple of surprise scenes like the raccoon attacking the man in the beginning would be good. Not a bad rental. Overall Rating: 5.5

Pure Luck

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This is a comedy movie that stars Martin Short and Danny Glover. Danny Glover is in his normal sidekick role like in all the lethal weapon movies. Martin Short is his boss and he has the worst luck of anyone you will ever no. But it never really hurts him to bad and sometimes it hurts the others around him so Danny Glover does not always want to be around him. This movie has a couple of funny parts because of the things that happen to Martin Short but in general in is nothing special. Overall Rating: 5.4

State and Main

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I thought that this movie was very comparable to Get Shorty. Both of the movies do not really seem like anything really happens in them. It is almost like they just made a documentary about what happens when you are trying to make a movie. This movie just happens to take place in a small town instead of a large city. The guy from Fargo is in it and you can see the resemblance to a nonsense film such as Fargo. The movie tries to mix in a little humor but not much and the love story is sort of shadowed the whole time. I can't figure out how to categorize this movie. Overall Rating: 5.0

Say It Isn't So

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This comedy is made by the same people who brought you Something About Mary. It had some very funny parts but the actors made a hysterical movie into a very okay movie. Heather Graham is absolutely terrible and Chris Klein is not funny enough to play a lead role. The funniest two people in the movie are the father and the man with no legs. I can't get over how fake it looks when Heather Graham is crying. Overall Rating: 6.8

Joe Dirt

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I thought that this movie had a couple of funny parts but many of these funny parts most people would probably think were stupid. I think that most of David Spade's comedy is for a very unique audience. I think that he is either a very funny guy or a complete loser and I can't figure out which one yet. I think that this movie had some funny parts but is also the kind of movie that most people can enjoy. It is the kind of movie that you can watch many times because it is easy to watch. Overall Rating: 4.3

One Night at McCool's

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A comedy starring Liv Tyler and Matt Dillon. This comedy had a couple of interesting twists in a very lighthearted story. This story is not a hysterical laugher but has some parts, especially the ending that are hysterical. This is a very creative story laced with comedy and an infatuation for a girl. It definitely keeps your attention and Liv Tyler plays an excellent role. Overall Rating: 7.1

Bull Durham

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This movie is one of the best sports movies of all time. It is very realistic with the lifestyle of many minor league baseball players but it is also very funny and includes a little bit of romance. The kind of movie that almost anyone can enjoy. I thought that some of the pitcher's antics were a little unbelievable but it just sort of adds some of the humor to the film. Kevin Costner plays the key role as he tries to teach a young kid about professional baseball.

Big Man on Campus

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This movie was so stupid that you actually can laugh at it. I guess this caveman guy falls in love with a girl and the story sort of makes it seem like you want him to be together with the girl but at the same time the guy that is with her is so sweet and he is friends with the caveman. It all boils down to the fact that the caveman is funny and this is the sort of movie that will probably be played over and over on comedy central and you will never know what it is called. Overall Rating: 4.0

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Summer Catch

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I thought that this movie was pretty stupid and it just seemed like the love story was just too out there. The whole movie all that happens is Freddie Prinze gets mad and then the girl chases him. No girl would chase after a guy after she found out that he was wearing a girl's thong out at night. Most of the baseball things in this movie are unrealistic and the comedy is not overwhelming enough to make you look past such things. Could've been good but wasn't. Overall Rating: 5.5

The Burbs

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This movie is an almost Addam's Family type comedy about a group of neighbors who believe that their new friends are killing people in their house. Of course they can never really prove it so they snoop around to try to catch these people in the act. It is sort of funny to watch what these people see or think they see. I also like how they can never really catch anyone for doing these crimes. This is an easy watch movie about a strange family and some nosy neighbors. Overall Rating: 6.2

Ready to Rumble

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I thought that this movie was about as much of a joke as wrestling really is. I thought that most of the funny parts were minorly funny at best but the message is good in a way. I like how the guys stand up for what wrestling really should be and not what it has become today. That is a modern day soap opera with a bunch of buff guys looking for acting careers like The Rock. The only reason it is more entertaining than boxing is because nobody gets knocked out in boxing anymore. Overall Rating: 4.3

Beverly Hills Cop

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I think that this is a good role for Eddie Murphy at the time. He plays sort of the role of a Chris Tucker in Rush Hour. Eddie can bring comedy but at the same time act like a real police officer. This movie is funny not because of the stunts that Eddie Murphy performs but what he says in conversations and how he manipulates people. I think that this movie has stayed around for so long because it is humorous but not to humorous that all the funny parts get played over and over again. It is just easy to watch. Overall Rating 7.4

Freddy Got Fingered

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I think this may be one of the worst movies ever put on to the big screen. I am someone who thinks that Tom Green is a very funny man but in this movie, if you can call it that, he can not but two things together. It is disgusting but in a sort of funny way but the movie just does not form into anything that I can even begin to call a storyline. If you were to watch one scene I am sure that you could think it was pretty funny but to watch the movie straight through is almost impossible. Overall Rating: 1.9

Beverly Hills Ninja

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This was the last starring role for Chris Farley before his death. In this
movie he teams up with Chris Rock instead of David Spade. This movie is
not on the same level as Tommy Boy or Black Sheep. Chirs Rock is not the
strong contrast to Chris Farley like David Spade is. There were still some
funny parts and it is always funny to see a fat man doing karate. Overall Rating: 5.7

Tommy Boy

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What can I say, they don't get much funnier than this. Chris Farley gives
his top performance andhis teaming up with David Spade, who is a perfect
contradiction to Farley, set up for great laughs. There are so many funny
parts I can't even begin to tell you. Farley and Spade are just too more
Saturday Night Live actors that make it into the big screen. Overall Rating:9.2

Austin Powers 2

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I think this is funnier than the original. Mike Myers adds another role
when he plays Fat Bastard. The co worker of Myers is this film is Heather
Graham who most people know as roller girl from Boogie Nights. Another
character added for the sequel was Mini Me who is a midget created to look
just like Dr. Evil. These two new characters are extremely funny additions
to the Austin Powers story. Overall Rating:9.5

Clue

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This movie based on a board game is just a crazy as the game. Who killed
who with what and where? This movie never lets you know as it plays out
in this comical mystery. Then, the best part of this movie is that it gives
you three endings. Just like in the game it could be any one of the people
doing the killing. If one person was the murderer it would not be like the
game. Overall Rating: 4.2

Made in America

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This is a story about a girl who is born from artificial insemination.
She finds that her father is white and he is the total opposite from her
mother. When the daughter finds the father and brings him into her life
things get complicated. This movie isn't anything special but it shows
how a man can find what he really wants in life. Overall rating: 3.6

So I Married an Axe Murderer

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Mike Myers in his followup movie to Wayne's World. He is not very funny
in this movie and the whole plot is somewhat idiotic. At the same time it
is sort of a humorous idea and you never really know if she is an axe
murderer.
Mike Myers really makes you think she is a murderer and it sets up for a
comical wedding night scene. Overall Rating: 4.6

Private Parts

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The movie based on the book by Howard Stern. This movie is about the life
of the world's most famous radio personality, Howard Stern. Stern has been
criticized and praised by many and this is the story of his rise and what
went on backstage. There are a few funny parts and it shows the real Howard
Stern and where he really stands. Overall Rating: 5.6

Groundhog Day

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This comedy starring Bill Murray is about a man who has the same day over
and over. He uses this as an advantage with trying to find out what a girl
likes and killing himself to see what it feels like. This comedy is creative
and has some funny parts. I found this comedy enjoyable to watch but not
laugh out loud hysterical. Bill Murray uses a lot of sarcastic humor. Overall Rating: 5.6

National Lampoon's Vacation

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The original of the National Lampoon's vacation comedies. This takes the
Griswolds on a trip to Wally World by way of a cross country trip. This
movie is funny and easy to watch. They meet up with a few funny relatives
on the way. This adventure concludes with a wild adventure of Wally World.
This movie started a trend of Chevy Chase Vacation to come. Overall Rating: 8.5

Vegas Vacation

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The fourth of the National Lampoon's vacations starring Chevy Chase. In
this adventure the family goes off on a vacation to Las Vegas. Some of
them find luck and some of the find loss in the City of Lights. This movie
is not as funny as the last one but it also isn't the worst. These movies
are comedy that anyone can find funny. Overall Rating: 7.9

Wayne's World 2

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The sequel to Wayne's World is not as funny as the original but still funny.
Wayne and Garth set up a concery called Waynestock and they are having trouble
having it catch on. There are still a couple funny parts if you are Wayne
and Garth fans. This movie is a continuation of the first movie. Overall Rating: 7.0

The Super

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This movie stars Joe Pesci as the superintendent of a run down building that he owns. He is forced by the courts to live in this building and to make repairs. If he doesn't he will lose the building. This movie has a couple of good comedy scenes but nothing that will make you laugh out loud. It is your typical story of a Ebenezer Scrooge. He comes around to like the people in the building and make the repairs despite what his father tells him to do. Overall Rating: 4.1

Fletch

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I thought that Chevy Chase was hysterical in this movie. I thought that this movie showed Chase's sarcastic comedy which he seems to have perfected. It was creativd story about a man of many disguises that is trying to solve a mystery. The only difference is that Chase is not a detective but a newspaper reporter who is trying to crack the case of the drug trade on the beach. This movie was hysterical but also had a pretty descent story. Overall Rating: 8.7

Hot Shots Part Deux

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THis was the sequel to Hot Shots the Naked Gun type comedy. I thought that this movie as well as the other hot shots movie were not as good as the Naked Gun movies. I did think that they did a good job of mocking popular movies and events of th time that they were released. I just don't think that Charlie Sheen is quite as funny as Lesley Nielson. But all in all it can still make you laugh but they overdo it at times. Overall Rating: 5.3

Kings of Comedy

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Well this wasn't exactly a movie it was just great stand-up. It is very funny and something that should definitely be watched by a mature audience. I thought that all of these men were extremely funny and even though they did spend a lot of time knocking white people it was still very professional and comedic. It wasn't just your cousin down the street cracking jokes on white people. Steve Harvey is a very funny man and he is one of my favorite comedians. In this movie he brings all his friends to join in. Overall Rating: 7.0

The Ladies Man

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This movie is another character that comes from Saturday Night Live and onto the big screen. This movie has a couple of funny parts mainly for its blunt sexual language. This movie may not be funny to most audiences. I thought that their were a couple of funny lines but nothing special. Tim Meadows is not a particularly funny gut and that is why he hasn't really done much big screen work outside of Saturday Night Live. Not a complete flop but not a knee slapper. Overall Rating: 3.8

Little Nicky

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Little Nicky was definitely Adam Sandler's worse performance. I left after 5 minutes of the movie. Something about how Adam talked with a messed up lip and a retarded voice led me to believe that this movie would never be any good no matter how funny the things he did were. I don't understand how they could get so many famous actor to accept such a dumb script. It might be hysterical to a 6th grader. Overall Rating: 2.0

Oh Brother, Where art thou?

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I thought this was a very creative story by the kings of creativity, the
Coen brothers. This movie has three escaped convicts having adventures
after they escape jail. This movie ties many Christian ideas and battle
with the devil. When George Clooney finds God he does not buy into it.
The man going down the railroad tells about there adventure before it happens
and then reappears at the end to remind you. Overall Rating: 7.8

Delirious

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I thought that this movie was a great idea and had a few comical parts. It is the kind of movie that you can sit down and watch on a Saturday Afternoon while you are laying on the couch. John Candy's comedy is very easy to watch and the movie is not too stressful. It is sort of a spoof on daytime television i.e. soap operas. It is enjoyable to watch how the plot twists. I would compare it to a movie like Groundhog Day because it is easy to watch and you know that it could never happen. Overall Rating: 5.2

Screwed

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I thought that this movie wasn't much more than terrible. I thought that the whole idea was just idiotic and retarded. I think that the writer's of a movie like this should be shot. It may have been funny if the movie had some changes. Like first of all they should have just kept trying to kidnap this lady instead of pretending like Norm was kidnapped. When they found that they had lost the dog they should have just tried to get it back again. There is not really any funny parts to this movie. Overall Rating: 3.0