The Best New Comedy Movies in Theatres
If the real world is ever getting you down, there's an escape at the movies! Instead of spending all your time with serious fare, why not step away from realistic stories to laugh along with a great comedy? Whether you like improvisational performers, low-key jokes or wildly over-the-top absurdity, we've got a movie for you this season.
Here are the new comedy movies in theatres now and coming soon.
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A bank teller (Ryan Reynolds) who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game run by a megalomaniac developer (Taika Waititi, above), decides to become the hero of his own story...one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way... before it is too late.
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The new comedy from Stephen Daldry (BILLY ELLIOT), starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan, is the story of a family, like so many, who found a way to survive - together. This hilarious and heartbreaking story intimately shows two partners forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown.
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Inspired by a true story, QUEENPINS is an outrageous comedy about a bored and frustrated suburban homemaker, Connie (Kristen Bell) and her best pal JoJo (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), a vlogger with dreams, who turn a hobby into a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon caper. After firing off a letter to the conglomerate behind a box of cereal gone stale, and receiving an apology along with dozens of freebies, the duo hatch an illegal coupon club scheme that scams millions from mega-corporations and delivers deals to legions of fellow coupon clippers. On the trail to total coupon dominance, a hapless Loss Prevention Officer (Paul Walter Hauser) from the local supermarket chain joins forces with a determined U.S. Postal Inspector (Vince Vaughn) in hot pursuit of these newly-minted “Queenpins” of pink collar crime.
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Celebrating the joy of being back together with your best friends and a perfectly executed shot to the dingdong, the original jackass crew return for another round of hilarious, wildly absurd, and often dangerous displays of comedy with a little help from some exciting new cast. Johnny and the team push the envelope even further than ever before.
The French Dispatch
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Wes Anderson's new movie is about the staff of a European magazine which publishes a memorial edition highlighting the magazine's three best stories from the last decade: an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef. Many of the filmmaker's regular collaborators return to star, including Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, and Saoirse Ronan, and Benicio del Toro, Timothee Chalamet, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, and Stephen Park also have roles.
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From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan.
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Channing Tatum re-teams with the writer/producer of the two MAGIC MIKE movies for this tale of two former Army Rangers… one of which is a dog. Tatum, who co-directs, based the story on the life of his own beloved dog. Ratther than a glowing, heartwarming tale, however, the star of 21 JUMP STREET has made a comedy in which man and dog drive one another somewhat crazy as they drive down the Pacific Coast en route the funeral of a fallen fellow soldier.