It’s no stretch to say that “The Simpsons” show has ruffled a few feathers in its 30+ year run. The animated show is a mix of satirical and toilet humor, always keeping audiences and censors on the edge of their seats. Filled with biting satire and an honest portrayal of an American family, the movie delivered many hearty laughs.
It was no surprise that the film adaptation was a massive success. Although both the television show and the movie make fun of cultures and common American life, it brings such clever and unique humor and manages to collect together a variety of audiences who all appreciate it.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
In this raunchy but realistically funny comedy for adult audiences, Steve Carell stars as an amiable single guy looking for love. While on his quest, Carell's character finds himself in incredibly unfortunate situations, like when his friends convince him to get his chest waxed. Carrell's performance was laugh-out-loud funny as the titular underdog, and even with all the explicit jokes, this movie is unexpectedly sweet and full of heart.
The hilarious and sometimes ridiculous movie cracked the formula and made a simple plot line sophisticated and genius. The storyline also asked some good questions and raised interesting ideas that made the story as good as it was.
The Royal Tenenbaums
Typically stylish but also thoughtful and witty, as is customary with Wes Anderson's films, "The Royal Tenenbaums" features three adult burnouts as they return to visit their sick father in New York. The characters take on almost mythic qualities in the audience's minds in this world that is so creatively and carefully crafted by Anderson.
The movie has many memorable scenes. However, there is one notable. Royal walked in on his ex-wife while she was in an intimate position. The scene highlights the movie's themes of guilt, failure, and deliverance, all in an irresistibly charming style.
Buster Keaton stars in this 1926 silent comedy based on a true event known as the Great Locomotive Chase that occurred during the Civil War. Unfortunately, when it came out to theaters, audiences weren’t rushing to see it, which resulted in a less-than-stellar box office turnout.
However, as the years have gone by, critics have changed their thoughts about the film, and it’s now considered one of the best in movie history. It has made several of the American Film Institute’s lists from 1998 to 2007.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Anchorman recalls a simpler time when a man was not judged by the contents of his character but on the raw, unchecked ferocity of his mustache and other silly things that distinguished the 70s. Will Ferrell stars as the head anchor, but the film is very much an ensemble effort from his co-stars played by Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, and David Koechner.
Some consider the film to be absolutely ridiculous, while others see it as being hilariously funny. The film is packed with famous phrases and quotes, and even if you haven't seen the movie, you have probably heard them and just don't associate them with the movie.