6. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Kevin Smith brings you back to his world of extreme profanity, jokes and hilarity. He knows how to make you laugh and he is able to put out picture after picture and still manages to keep you entertained. This one is about as dumb as you can get with stoner comedies. But, it’s funny and entertaining enough to be good.
It’s begins with Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith), being restrained from the Quick Stop after hilariously angering Randall Graves (Jeff Anderson). Soon after, they discover that Bluntman and Chronic, a comic book based on their likeness, is being adapted into a film by Miramax Films. After they learn the film has received negative reviews on the internet, the two set on a quest to Hollywood to stop the film from being made and ruining their image, or at the least, receive the royalties owed to them.
During the course of the picture, they meet a host of crazy characters including: comedian George Carlin, Carrie Fisher, the Scooby-Doo gang and Shannon Elizabeth. Shannon’s character is a love interest, of sorts, for Jay, and they kind of make a good couple, both are dummies. Will Ferrell appears as a federal wildlife Marshall who is too stupid to become an FBI agent. His character is funny and over-the-top as usual. Chris Rock appears as a racist idiot who is a blast to laugh at.
As always crude content and sexual humour are the subject of Smiths films; this one is no different. But, it’s funny and will make you howl in your seat, laughing. From fart jokes, to bodily function jokes, it has it all. There is a sequence that plays on Charlie’s Angels and it’s funny to watch. It’s no surprise he is able to mix a fart joke with action sequences.
If you can’t stand vulgar and offensive language, this film will drive you nuts. Kevin Smith, as always, pushes the limits of content, but not out of context, and this one takes the cake. Every word out of Jay’s mouth is offensive, perverted and crude. The entire cast are the same. Jay earns his stripes in this picture for being an offensive jackass, who you’ve come to love.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back adds another well done film to Kevin’s rooster and lives up to his name. The film is stupid but it’s entertaining and funny as hell. Enough to keep you glued to the screen and see it through.
5. Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
Dude, Where’s My Car? is a mystery-comedy that is always exciting. The humour helps the story and mystery portions and that’s just fine. It is about two dumb and irresponsible best friends named Jesse and Chester (Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott) who wake up one morning after a wild party with their angry twin girlfriends (Garner, Skoloff) with no memory of what happened the night before and wondering where their car is. Their anniversary gifts are in it and they must also find the “continuum-transfunctioner” that holds the power to the universe. The future of the universe depends on them, and their car.
When they are out looking for the car, they meet wild and zany characters that get them into hilarious messes. But what probably makes the movie as memorable as it is are its random scenes that are thrown in just for the heck of it. Many movies try to do thrown-in-humour and fail. “Dude” is the perfect example of thrown-in-humour working like a charm.
The Scenes from the movie
The first scene with this kind of humour happens when they are ordering Chinese food with their friend (Herman) and teethe woman over the speaker keeps replying with “And then?” The next one happens when they are changing clothes and see tattoos on their backs that say “DUDE” and “SWEET” and they keep asking what their tattoo says but they aren’t clear enough. There are many other hilarious scenes that are gut-busting with dynamite dialogue, but it is ultimately these two scenes that stand out in most people’s minds.
Even though the overt stoner elements were somewhat toned down from its original conception, it still works fine, and in fact probably better for general audiences, because it’s not beating us over the head with obvious stoner schtick , and stays focused on the general hilarity Jesse and Chester’s whacked-out odyssey.
4. The Millers (2013)
Today, there’s very few original movies and very few movies that are truly funny. We’re The Millers is one that is original and truly funny. Not dumb or cute, the hilarity actually keeps you in tuned and uses the comedy as a source to tell the story and make the viewer feel good. Most comedies these days try to uses the comedic elements as a source of amusement and is just, there. This also has heart, intelligence, and meaning. Almost no comedy made in years incorporate all three of these traits in one.
Jason Sudeikis plays low level drug dealer from Denver named David Miller. When he and neighbour, Kenny (Will Poulter) witness a gang of thugs harass low-life, Casey (Emma Roberts), they intervene but David is ripped off and his drugs are stolen. When his boss, Brad (Ed Helms) gives him a job to smuggle tons of weed from Mexico, David must come up with a plan to do the job safely. With the help of an RV, the kids and stripper, Rose (Jennifer Aniston) pose as his innocent family. The plan is foolproof, until they find out they have been double crossed and must deal with a true hallmark family.
From the first joke to the last, We’re The Millers will guarantee leave your sides aching. Not since The Hangover has there been a movie this funny or awesome. Actually, I found this funnier than The Hangover. Better? Maybe. Either way, the hilarity is at an all-time high. The whole idea about the importance of family is good too. The Miller family starts off hating each other, but then become more concerned with one another as they each become more like an actual family instead of a fake one. That is where the heart and depth comes in.