Tag Archives: comedy

224. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Olive Hoover wins a chance to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant held in Redondo Beach, California. However, due to family finances, it means taking the rundown camper van with all the dysfunctional Hoover family. So all of them … Continue reading

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222. American Splendor (2003)

Harvey Pekar is a regular guy with an unusual way of documenting his life – in the comic book American Splendor. Using the book as a base, Paul Giamatti plays Pekar, whilst the real man watches on. As well as … Continue reading

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220. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010)

Scott is a bass guitarist in the band Sex Bob-omb and shares a one-room apartment with gay best friend, Wallace (played by the excellent Kieran Culkin, who also gets all the best lines). At a party, he sees the girl … Continue reading

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204. WALL-E (2008)

Little cleaning robot WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth class) is left on Earth, sorting and compacting the rubbish created by humans, as people left the planet many years ago. When the devastation caused by centuries of trash became … Continue reading

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187. Barefoot in the Park (1967)

A much-needed change from Harry Potter films was required, and spotting my mum’s favourite film on the tv was the very thing I was looking for. Beautiful newlyweds Corie and Paul (Jane Fonda and Robert Redford) move into their tiny … Continue reading

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181. Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

In a much-needed break from Harry Potter films, I discovered a DVD that had been lent to me some months before. To say it’s a world away from boy wizards is an understatement… On the banks of the Danube, live … Continue reading

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175. Chalet Girl (2010)

I wasn’t really relishing the thought of watching this, another weak looking British rom-com in the style of Love Actually and similar painfully unfunny films. It does have Bill Nighy, which deserves an extra point, even if he’s playing the … Continue reading

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172. The Ladykillers (1955)

A gang of robbers meet their match in little old lady Mrs Wilberforce, when the ringleader, a dubiously entitled ‘Professor’ Marcus rents a room from her. His four colleagues are welcomed into his room under the pretence of being members … Continue reading

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163. Hope and Glory (1987)

Film 68 in C4 Top 100 War Films “I’m going to miss the war and it’s all your fault!” The war seen through the eyes of a young boy living in London during the Blitz, Hope and Glory is surprisingly … Continue reading

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157. Potiche (2010)

Catherine Deneuve plays Suzanne Pujol, the wife of a rich industrialist. She hardly has anything to do except running and the occasional chance to cook, when her servants are on holiday – she is a potiche, or a trophy-wife, and … Continue reading

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