2012 Comedy Movies
Last year brought us some pretty great comedies that will surely make their way into our home collections. However, this new year of comedy originals is exceeding our expectations. So get yourself to a theater, and sit back to enjoy some laughs.
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Fun Size – October 26
A teen comedy centered on a high school girl, Wren (Victoria Justice), who gets invited to the party of the year. On the night of the party, Halloween, her mother makes her look after her brother while he goes trick-or-treating. When he gets lost panic ensues and she goes on an all-night adventure to locate him with the help of her nerdy neighbor.
Playing for Keeps – December 7
A romantic comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (Gerard Butler) who returns home to put his life back together. Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, his ex-wife (Jessica Biel) ropes into coaching the boy’s soccer team. His attempts to finally become an adult are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn. He finally gets his big break to become a national sportscaster, but realizes he can’t leave his son again … or his ex-wife.
Lay the Favorite – December 7
Beth (Rebecca Hall) leaves her dancing job at a Florida strip club to become a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. In walks Dink (Bruce Willis), a professional gambler who sees through her ditzy exterior and offers her a job placing bets to gain an advantage on the casinos. Her impeccable mind for numbers makes her Dink’s lucky charm, until his wife, Tulip (Catherine Zeta-Jones), gets jealous. Forced to fire Beth, Dink’s luck runs out when she heads to work for a smarmy bookie, landing her squarely on the wrong side of the law.
The Guilt Trip – December 19
The mother of all comedies follows the story of an inventor, Andy (Seth Rogen), who invites his mother (Barbra Streisand) on a cross-country trip to attempt to sell his latest invention. Along the way, Andy tries to help his mother, who hasn’t been on a date his his father died, get out of her shell and start living more. This eight day, 3,000 mile quest will push his buttons and pull the two apart, but it may just be exactly what they both need to become closer.
This is 40 – December 21
The sort-of sequel to the smash hit “Knocked Up” expands upon the story of the lovable Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann). The couple is nearing a huge crossroad in both their relationship and their respective lives as they deal with a collective midlife crisis. It’s a hilarious first-hand look at how they are now dealing with life, family and wondering if all of the hopes and dreams they had when they were younger are just a distant memory.