Juno’s profoundly quirky dialogue and distinctive script match bright performances in a coming-of-age tale with a 21st-century twist. We’ve seen a lot of movies in our time, but this one is really unique and pretty sweet. With witty quotes like “honest to blog” and “he’s the cheese to my macaroni,” the script featuring a pregnant teenager still manages to be realistic and much deserving of all the praise it’s gotten so far.
Ellen Page’s acting abilities are incredible, and she is definitely one of the reasons behind the success of the movie. The superb soundtrack is another thing worth mentioning, being so young, free, and catchy.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
When this parody of tedious music biopics was first released, it didn't do so well. Now, however, it's being appreciated for the comedic masterpiece it is. While being pretty unreasonable, "Walk Hard" lacks the unruly eccentricity of other parodies but makes up for it with well-executed shots that land right on target.
It cost almost $35 million, and unfortunately, it didn't do as well as expected. It managed to gross only $20 million, which barely covered to cost. When it was released, there was speculation that the story was based on the life of a real rock star; however, we are here to clear the burly clouds. Dewey Cox is 100% fiction.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" is the rom-com we recommend you see at least once if not multiple times. Though it sometimes feels like a TV sitcom, the movie is sweet and delightfully eccentric, with a sharp script and deft leading performances. It's a comforting movie that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
But let's not forget the terrific performances of Michael Constantine and Nia Vardalos as the leading characters. Besides being funny, the movie teaches us so much. It shines a light on being faithful to tour heritage and culture that a large family is a total blessing, and true love is real.
21 Jump Street
A thoughtfully moving satire of '80s sentimentality and teen-centric movie tropes, "21 Jump Street" presents typical mainstream comedy with a surprisingly satisfying twist. Even though you'd expect it to be gags galore, the script is actually really good! Now, we are not referring to the modern-day TV series. There was nothing funny about that. It was pure police TV.
This reboot of the '80s TV series with the same name only recycles the plot of young cops going undercover in high school to investigate crimes. It adds a lot more crude humor and self-referential jokes that parody the typical teen movie themes.
The Philadelphia Story
We’re headed back in time to 1940 when this romantic comedy directed by George Cukor hit the scene. Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn star as a formerly married couple with Katharine's character on the verge of her second marriage. Critics seem to agree that the storyline is one of the best of its time, with one calling it a “beautifully spun tale.”
The film won the Academy Award for Best Writing in an Adapted Screenplay and brought in $3.3 million – which was a lot of money in 1940. The Philadelphia Story is much more than just a comedy movie to many. It brought the reality of many onto the screen, and there is no wonder why many believe it is a masterpiece.