The other night ago my husband and I were talking about comedy movies and how I did not feel there has yet to be a Chris Farley of today’s age. Farley was hilarious! You knew going into the start of a movie that starred Farley that you were going to laugh. That is what made Chris Farley a great entertainer. However, he is not the only comedian actor that is worth mentioning. For that reason, I am listing my top 3 must see Comedy movies of all time.
“Fat man in a little coat”. This line cracks me up, especially when my husband will put on a shirt he outgrew and start swinging around chanting it like Chris Farley did in the movie “Tommy Boy”. Even after eighteen years this movie can still crack me up and is a classic. Honestly, I feel this movie will be like the Wizard of Oz; a movie that never becomes old fashion. I really do not have to say anything about “Tommy Boy” . If you have seen it, you loved it. If you haven’t – than you should because you will love it!
Unlike Chris Farley, who is known for his comedian rolls, my second movie choice features Mark Wahlberg. There is no Marky Mark in the movie “Ted”, but I did like the movie. One of the big differences between “Tommy Boy” and “Ted” is “Ted is a hit or miss. You will like it or hate it; depending on the type of movies you enjoy watching. For me, one of the biggest reasons I found “Ted” so funny is because that is my husband. Almost throughout the whole movie I am laughing and going ‘That is so you’. Honestly that is my husbands with the “manly fart” or hiding behind a wall when it comes to poop or other bodily functions. I do recommend watching the theatrical version of the movie; it is more appropriate and less “Hang Over” raunchy.
My third favorite all time comedy is Adam Sandler in “Waterboy”. “You can do it” are words you hear in my house a lot. That is one line I always expect to hear in an Adam Sandler movie, and I will say probably his ‘non-official’ trademark. Unlike “Ted”, “Waterboy” does have a lot in common with “Tommy Boy”. Sandler and Farley are known comedians, and both movies are back in the 90’s. As for “Waterboy” , part of the reason I enjoyed it as a comedy is Kathy Bates. She does such a wonderful role as the mother, added more laughter and chemistry to the movie.
The two things I can say most about “Tommy Boy” and “Waterboy” is if my thirteen year old can find them hilarious years later, than they are still worth watching. Believe me, getting him to laugh over a movie older than a decade is like pulling teeth. Kids these days!