Well made comedies are a rarity in modern cinema. The old romantic charm and the nostalgic effervescence that comedies had have dried up. Woody Allen brought a sensational revolution back in the 1960’s and ’70s with his quirky style of writing and smart direction. Even though the genre has seen a renaissance period with movies like ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Spy’, consistency in producing such films is still amiss. Here’s the list of the top comedy movies of 2015.
12. The Intern
Robert De Niro’s recent roles have seen a dramatic tonal change. He’s resorted to light-hearted and breezy roles while retaining a tinge of his dramatic prowess. He does much of the same in ‘The Intern’, a Quitoxic dramedy starring Anne Hathaway as a skeptical fashion store owner, Jules, who hires a retired 72-year old as an intern. His repertoire includes driving, guiding Jules in life decisions and picking up coffee. Its charming stars do enough to safely see through it to the end.
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Melissa McCarthy is a gift from the Gods above. Spontaneous, lovable, and preposterously talented, she indubitably assumes the throne of comedy in my reckoning. She inhabits the character of Susan Cooper, a quotidian and uninspiring aid of field agent Bradley Fine. On a mission, Fine is apparently killed by Rayna, a ruthless mafia. The agency suspects that its clandestine officers have blown their cover, and hence choose Susan to stop the Rayna from effecting a nuclear deal owing to her unassuming and benign character. ‘Spy’ is your generic but evolved comedy film which features a perfect ensemble. Miranda Hart is a revelation and certainly will make you burst out into laughter.