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Top Ten Comedies: 2002
The comedy movie is considered one that will make you laugh a little or have you roaring with laughter. Some movies are very funny while others are only merely funny by tradition standards. As I searched for all comedy movies made between the year 2000 and 2009 I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of comedy movies, so I began to search by individual years. I was able to pick out ten best comedy movies for each year. My favorite types of movies in order are comedies, action, and drama's, then horror.
My comedy top ten lists cover the following years:
The Sweetest Thing
Christina Walters, brilliantly played by Cameron Diaz and her best friend Courtney Rockcliffe take their friend Jane out on the town to find her Mr. Right Now. Jane just recently broke up with her boyfriend and is suffering from depression. Christina and Courtney take her out on the town. While out Christina meets a man that she instantly falls in love with. Here’s the kicker—he is getting married and was at his bachelor party when they met. Christina and Courtney follow him across the country to crash his wedding. In the meantime, Jane has a rather embarrassing moment with a guy she finds. It involves paramedics, humming, and a prince albert. This movie is borderline chick flick in a funny way and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
A top secret plane is stolen from the U.S Government by a notorious arms dealer. Alexander Scott is an inexperienced agent that spends most of his time trying to seduce another spy, played by Famke Janssen. The agency decides to enlist the help of a professional boxer—Kelly—to help locate the plane. It seems the arms dealer is a huge fan of Kelly and he has a fight in the city where they believe the plane is being kept. Owen Wilson and Eddie Murphy team up in this movie and turn out a hilarious spy movie in the process.
Austin Powers: Goldmember
Goldmember, Austin Powers 3. This movie is the third in the series and has Austin Powers time traveling to 1975. After Dr. Evil and Mini Me escape from a high security prison, they time travel to 1975 in a new attempt to take over the world. They kidnap Nigel Powers, Austin’s dad. When Austin gets wind of this he travels to 1975 and picks up an old girlfriend, Foxxy Cleopatra and asks her to help him. Along the way Austin encounters the notorious Goldmember that Dr. Evil and Mini Me have teamed up with to help them with their World domination scheme.
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Alabama is the story about Melanie. Melanie is a sweet girl from a small town in Alabama. For some reason she left Alabama to go to New York where she is a successful fashion designer. She gets engaged to be married to a political minded man that could give her anything she ever wanted. She hurries back down to Alabama to settle a few things before she can get married. Her husband Jake has moved on with his life since she left and started to make a name for himself. When Melanie returns it turns both their worlds upside down.
40 Days and 40 Nights
For 40 days and 40 nights Matt is swearing off all forms of sex. After a brutal break up with his girlfriend Matt is distressed to find out that she is getting married. During lent Matt vows to remain celibate in all its many forms, including kissing and self love. Unfortunately after only a week he meets and falls in love with Erica, the woman of his dreams. The whole time Matt is struggling with his vow as gorgeous women at the office torment him. The question throughout this movie is “Can he make it?” I think it would be extremely hard to do this while faced with that much temptation.
No need for just Superman underwear anymore. Jackie Chan plays Jimmy Tong, a chauffeur for a millionaire Devlin. When Devlin is attacked by a mysterious group of thugs Jimmy comes to his aid, however before Devlin goes into a coma he tells Tong something. Tong doesn’t really know what his boss was talking about but heads back to Devlin’s house to try to figure it out. Tong decides to try on Devlin’s tuxedo and discovers that it has all kinds of cool gadgets built into it. Jimmy is thrust into the world of international espionage and paired with an inexperienced partner, Del Blaine. Together they work to uncover the mystery of Devlin’s message.
Van Wilder rules the college he attends. He has been attending the college for the last seven years and has it made, until his dad stops paying the tuition. Van wants to stay at college so he decides to become a professional party thrower. Gwen is a journalist and is made to do a story on him. Van doesn’t want to participate so he ignores her, and she is forced to write the story based on other peoples observations. Van doesn’t like that and challenges her to get the real story from him. Gwen starts spending a lot of time with van making her snobby boyfriend jealous. He starts to try and get rid of Van and of course Van fights back, dirty. This movie is riddled with hilarious antics throughout the entire movie. In the end Van realizes that he may just be afraid to graduate and move on.
Mr. Deeds is the story of Longfellow Deeds, great nephew to the deceased Preston Blake of Blake media. When Preston is climbing Mt. Everest a storm comes and Preston ends up dying by being frozen. Blake media is thrown into a frenzy trying to find an heir to his billion dollar empire. From Mandrake Falls comes Longfellow Deeds, a novice greeting card writer. Mr. Deeds is a small town guy that gets sent to the big city where he is made a fool of by many New York socialites. Babe Bennett attempts to win his attention and affection and captures everything he does on video. Wild nights on the town, and late night cat rescues catches the attention of the media and gets Longfellow into trouble.
The Hot Chick
Jessica is a mean spirited yet popular teenager that steals a magical set of earrings. While holding up a convenience store Rob Schneider’s character goes out to attend to Jessica and her friends. Jessica honks the horn while he is under the hood twice, just to be mean. She drops one of the magical earrings and he picks it up. Later that night he puts it in his ear and overnight the magic happens and switches the bodies of the two earring wearers. Jessica is overwhelmed when she wakes up the next morning and discovers what happened. Her friend who is strangely attracted to her new body comes over and helps her figure out what happened, and then she asks to see it. Jessica must find the other earring in time to get her body back otherwise she will be stuck in that body.
The New Guy
The New Guy is about Dizzy Harrison, also known as “Broke D*ck” at his school. He gets depressed and ends up getting sent to jail where he meets the guy that will change his life. Dizzy works on getting expelled and his father works to bring him back into a proper way of life. Once expelled, Dizzy becomes Gil Harris and goes to a new school where he is known simply as “The New Guy”. Gil makes waves at this new school and becomes a champion of the Blips. The part I loved the most is the championship game towards the end where they gather in a field outside the stadium. The band plays the bagpipes and the whole school charges the field in a “BraveHeart” type moment.