The Wiseguys like to separate the Comedies from any other type of movie when doing the end of the year lists. You go into a theater for a comedy in a different frame of mind than any other type of movie. If it doesn’t have the laughs then it’s not going to rank high. Other movies can have some laughs, some tears, some action and most importantly a great story with terrific characters. So the Top 10 Dramas of 2012 will include everything non-comedy related. First, a few honorable mentions go out to Goon, This is 40 and God Bless America which just missed the list. But here’s the Top 5. Enjoy…
5. Wanderlust – one of those movies that gets better with multiple viewings. I wasn’t totally sold after seeing it in theaters but then after watching the funnier scenes and still laughing after several viewings, I was all in. David Wain (Role Models) makes some good comedies. And Paul Rudd may be the most likable man on the screen today. POP OFF A PIECE OF MY DEEE-ICK!
4. The Campaign – If Ricky Bobby was a politician then you would have this movie. Talladega Nights meets politics. Great chemistry between Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. You can tell a lot of improv went into it like most of Ferrell’s movies. Jay Roach (Dinner For Schmucks) has been putting out some decent comedies lately.
3. That’s My Boy – I shit on this movie big time when the trailer premiered. Adam Sandler and that God awful voice. But I watched it and just laughed and laughed at how absurdly stupid it was. Its so DUMB! But sometimes I need to see a really silly comedy that barely makes sense half the time. Trust me, give this a shot. A guilty pleasure. TUBBY TUKE!
2. 21 Jump Street – when originally announced this sounded uninteresting. A remake of an old Johnny Depp TV show about undercover cops. When I found out they were kind of spoofing the whole thing, it peeked my interest a bit. After seeing it, I can’t believe I ever doubted it. Pretty much nonstop laughs from beginning to end. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill work great together and a funny supporting cast also.
1. Ted – when Family Guy ends its run on television, I hope Seth Macfarlane concentrates on movies. His first feature film was the funniest comedy of the year. A potty mouthed teddy bear, Mark Wahlberg in another great comedic role and a shit ton of Flash Gordon references. If you ask me that’s Comedy Genius! FLAAAAAAAAAAASH! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!