The Best New Comedy Movies in Theatres
It's been a more heavy year than most so far, and while the real world might be getting you down, there's escape at the movies! Instead of spending all your time with serious fare, why not step away from realistic stories to laugh along with a great comedy? Whether you like improvisational performers, low-key jokes or wildly over the top absurdity, we've got a movie for you this season.
Here are the new comedy movies in theatres now and coming soon.
The Broken Hearts Gallery
[Image Credit: Sony Pictures]
What if you saved a souvenir from every relationship you’ve ever been in? THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY follows the always unique Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan, who was so good in BLOCKERS), a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York City, who also happens to be an emotional hoarder. After she gets dumped by her latest boyfriend, Lucy is inspired to create The Broken Heart Gallery, a pop-up space for the items love has left behind. Word of the gallery spreads, encouraging a movement and a fresh start for all the romantics out there, including Lucy herself.
The Croods 2
[Image Credit: Universal Pictures]
In 2013, the world was introduced to the first family of the prehistoric era, The Croods. This year, we'll go back in time with the clan as they deal with even more explosive changes in their world. Returning stars Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke are joined in THE CROODS 2 by Leslie Mann and Peter Dinklage. The Croods face their biggest threat since leaving the cave: another family.
Coming 2 America
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More than 30 years later, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reunite for COMING 2 AMERICA, in which they reprise their roles as Akeem and Semmi. The original culture-clash comedy COMING TO AMERICA (seen above) saw Semmi accompany then-Prince Akeem to the United States to seek a bride. Now, Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the US, so he returns to America to meet the previously-unknown heir to the throne of Zamunda. Craig Brewer, who directed Murphy in the excellent DOLEMITE IS MY NAME, steps in to direct this sequel as well.
[Image Credit: 20th Century Fox]
In FREE GUY, Ryan Reynolds stars as Guy, a mild-mannered bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game. Hey, no wonder there are so many robberies and masked guys with rocket launchers running around! Armed with his new understanding of the world, Guy decides to rewrite his own story so that he can be the hero, however unlikely that may be. In a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way...before it is too late
The French Dispatch
[Image Credit: Searchlight Pictures]
Wes Anderson's new movie is about the staff of a European magazine which publishes a memorial edition highlighting the magazine's three best stories from the last decade: an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef. Many of the filmmaker's regular collaborators return to star, including Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, and Saoirse Ronan, and Benicio del Toro, Timothee Chalamet, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, and Stephen Park also have roles.