When everything seems to be falling apart, sometimes all you can do is laugh in order to stay sane. Here are 8 movies that goof it up for our benefit:
Like a Boss – New to the Box and Redbox On Demand, this comedy stars Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne as friends and business partners with opposite personalities. When their beauty company runs into trouble and a devious cosmetics mogul (Salma Hayek) threatens to steal their firm out from under them, the friends need to get creative to save what they’ve built. Throw Billy Porter and Jennifer Coolidge into the mix and you’ve got some comedy all-stars ready to rumble!
Year One – Jack Black and Michael Cera star as Zed and Oh, two hunter-gatherers who go on a journey and encounter several Biblical figures along the way like Cain (David Cross) and Abel (Paul Rudd). This movie is seriously dumb, but that kinda sounds perfect for these times, right?
MacGruber – What began as a recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live turned into a full-blown action-comedy starring Will Forte as the often-distracted soldier of fortune MacGruber (a spoof of MacGyver). Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe are on MacGruber’s team as he attempts to bring down his arch-enemy, Dieter von Cunth (Val Kilmer).
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – This was one of those movies I expected to be awful but ended up LOVING. If you know anything about boy bands or Justin Bieber’s earlier years, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s shot like a documentary and stars Andy Samberg as Conner4Real, a Bieber-ish popstar who abandoned his best friends and fellow members of the “The Style Boyz” in order to pursue the heights of fame and fortune. It honestly has a really sweet message … if you can stop laughing long enough to let it sink in.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby – Shake ‘n bake, baby! Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up as NASCAR racers who are just totally ridiculous. But even more ridiculous than this braggadocious pair is their common enemy, French Formula One racer Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen).
Zoolander and Zoolander No. 2 – If there’s any world it’s probably always OK to make fun of, it’s the world of vacuous male fashion models. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson star as Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald — two models who were once rivals, but eventually join forces to expose an assassination plot orchestrated by fashion titan Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell). In the sequel, the action shifts to Rome and everyone’s back … plus Kristen Wiig and Penélope Cruz join in on the antics. Between the two movies, I think every celebrity and fashion icon is represented in a cameo. It’s just pure dumb fun.
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life – No one can out-silly the original masters of silly (including The Silly Walk). In the last film that features all 6 original members of the British Monty Python comedy troupe, we’re treated to a series of sketches on everything from “The Miracle of Birth” to “Death” … and it’s all quite absurd.
What’s your go-to movie when you need a silly break from reality?