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We're The Millers - nae jokes! Where's the jokes?

Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 01:57:52 PM »
We're The Millers is just a cunt being a cunt to a cunt. Just shy of two hours.

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 01:59:00 PM »
The Hangover is good and there are jokes.

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 02:00:39 PM »
The Hangover is good and there are jokes.

Nae jokes. Just cunts being cunts to each other. Absolutely not a shred of humorous dialogue

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 02:07:26 PM »
Nae jokes. Just cunts being cunts to each other. Absolutely not a shred of humorous dialogue

A movie like that is more about the humour of the situations, but there's plenty of jokes and dialogue that is intended to be humorous. Sorry if you don't find it funny though.

Also 'cunts being cunts to each other' is the basis of a lot of comedies.

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 02:35:20 PM »
A movie like that is more about the humour of the situations, but there's plenty of jokes and dialogue that is intended to be humorous. Sorry if you don't find it funny though.

Also 'cunts being cunts to each other' is the basis of a lot of comedies.

Oh stop! my sides are splitting with the thought.

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 02:37:05 PM »
Oh stop! my sides are splitting with the thought.

Your sides will be split when I’m finished with you, buckaroo!

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 02:38:30 PM »
"The Hangover " is chockful of top jokes and hilarity!

Well, when compared to "The Hangover Three" , like.

Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 02:57:28 PM »
I saw Taladega Nights on telly and didn't laugh once. It wasn't like it was full of bad jokes, there just didn't seem to be any at all. Perhaps I should give it another chance, since I love Anchorman and Walk Hard.

Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 03:46:53 PM »
Well I enjoyed 'We're the Millers', so there.

Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 03:48:20 PM »
Well I enjoyed 'We're the Millers', so there.

I enjoyed Talladega Nights.

Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 03:52:23 PM »
I enjoyed eating Hula-Hoops whilst on the toilet but there weren't any jokes.

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 05:48:38 PM »
I get what you're on about, here. It's more like characters just carrying on, in a certain way.

I always thought The Mighty Boosh was a very good example of this. There's no jokes that I can think of, it's just a way of  being for two (and later four or five) people.

I think it mostly comes down to the lack of scripts in the big American comedies, or at least the looseness of it. If you're allowed to come in and riff, well, the big hitters seem to think that's easier than actual writing, crafted writing, I mean.

I like some of the improv in those films (I really enjoy the quick-fire bits on the DVDs where they go through the adlibs that were rejected, often in realtime), but they don't stick with me the same way, say, most of Young Frankenstein does.

And aye, a lot of them are just cunts. I rarely find mean-ness funny, but it's the big thing now seemingly.

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 06:31:47 PM »
This was my thread on We're The Millers at the time, titled ""We're the Millers" - Why does this look so unfunny?": https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=37188.0

As in my last post in that thread, I think the maddest thing about it is that it tries to get away with making people laugh at the beginning by just starting the film with three really popular funny YouTube viral videos that were made by other people.

Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2019, 04:28:56 PM »
Always hated The Hangover. Hated being told "But it's the funniest movie ever, what's wrong with you?" even more. Shit for cunts.

Talladega Nights is fucking hilarious though. Especially if you've lived in that culture for a bit. And I generally think Will Ferrell is a bag of shite.

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2019, 04:52:10 PM »
Will “chevy chase” ferrell

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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2019, 05:18:28 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2019, 06:37:28 PM »
Think I laughed once at The Hangover, when Mike Tyson unexpectedly knocks one of them out for no reason.

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 07:23:30 PM »
Will “chevy chase” ferrell

If that was meant to be an insult, it failed.

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 08:00:36 PM »
Always hated The Hangover. Hated being told "But it's the funniest movie ever, what's wrong with you?" even more. Shit for cunts.

Worst film I've ever seen at the cinema. My lass at the time said the same thing. Just a bunch of wankers getting into crazeeeee situations. Fucking awful.

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 08:01:00 PM »
I almost always hate those 'let them improv a load of funny lines, leave them all in' scenes, which I think started with 40 Year Old Virgin? The Female Ghostbusters is full of them and all the worse for it.

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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2019, 08:25:53 PM »
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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2019, 10:25:11 PM »
The Hangover is basically a rip off of Dude, Where's My Car? minus the amiable goofiness.

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2019, 11:19:26 PM »
The Hangover is basically a rip off of Dude, Where's My Car? minus the amiable goofiness.

I liked Dude, Where's My Car? a lot and don't think it deserved the kicking it got on release, though at least over the years critics have become a little kinder to it.

And I remember thinking The Hangover was okay, not great but watchable, so I rented the sequel and hated it so much I've never seen the third film.

Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2019, 11:37:50 PM »
Have Ben Stiller or Owen Wilson added rather than subtracted from a comedy?

Stiller in Dodgeball was on the telly in the chippy when I was getting my tea and it made me think of this thread. Although I'm not sure Dodgeball is shit enough to get an entry in this thread in itself.

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2019, 12:32:13 AM »
I blame Judd Apatow & his goons

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2019, 12:47:09 AM »
I'd throw Horrible Bosses in here as well, a quite horrible mess of a film. Jason Sudeikis in particular appears to be making most of his dialogue up on the spot but can only manage euphemisms for "cock" a lot.

Not seen the 2nd one but this is the sort of shite I'm talking about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdnETox-PJg

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2019, 07:58:12 AM »
From what I can see, the (overrated) Lego Movie cameo aside, the last funny film starring Will Ferrell seems to be 'Stepbrothers' from 2008. That current Sherlock thing looks absolutely awful and John C Reilly deserves better than to be attached to Ferrell's hackier work of the past decade.

I just remembered that Jim Carrey's 'Yes Man' also came out in 2008, which was the last major one with him I remember seeing in cinemas, but even that was mediocre. So going back further, it would be about 15 years since he was last in a decent comedy!

Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2019, 08:15:37 AM »
The Hangover movies and Millers film are great.

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Re: We're The Millers, The Hangover and other comedies with no jokes
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2019, 09:16:46 AM »
Have Ben Stiller or Owen Wilson added rather than subtracted from a comedy?

Stiller in Dodgeball was on the telly in the chippy when I was getting my tea and it made me think of this thread. Although I'm not sure Dodgeball is shit enough to get an entry in this thread in itself.
I enjoyed the Starsky and Hutch movie a lot more than I expected I would. Directed by Hangover man though so mileage may vary. Wilson has Rushmore under his belt too. Dodgeball’s good stupid fun.

Zoolander’s an impossible watch though