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Weekend Film Recommendations: Comedy!

Another weekend has just arrived! So here I am with the film recommendations. As the world is getting sadder, I decided to cheer you up and recommend some comedy movies.

   

1. Bad Moms

Running Time: 100 Minutes

From the outside, Amy (Mila Kunis) has a perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, a beautiful home, and a fulfilling career. However, she’s over-committed and exhausted to breaking point. An encounter with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate) and her clique of devoted ‘perfect’ moms, pushes Amy over the edge. Along with two other stressed-out mums – Carla (Kathryn Hahn) and Kiki (Kristen Bell) – Amy embarks on a quest to liberate herself from conventional responsibilities and to have some much-needed fun.

 

 

2. The Favourite

Running Time: 121 Minutes

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite a time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let women, man, politics, or rabbits stand in her way.

You can see Emma Stone with her perfect practiced British accent.

 

 

3. The Intern

Running Time: 121 Minutes

Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is a 70-year-old widower who wants more from his retirement than well, just retirement. As a result, Whittaker decides to apply to become a ‘senior’ intern at a trendy online fashion website. Assigned to help the company’s increasingly frazzled founder, Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), Whittaker initially feels out of his depth. However, the more he observes the business, the more he realizes that his experience is still relevant and that he still has something important to contribute.

 

 

4. You Again

Running Time: 95 Minutes

As a teenager, Marni was the kind of girl no guy would go near and would be tormented by the mean girls, and no one was meaner to her than Joana the head cheerleader. Years later, she’s a successful woman with a good job. When she goes home for her brother’s wedding she discovers that her brother is marrying Joana. And he doesn’t know what she did to Marni. When they meet she wants Joana to apologize for the way she treated her but Joana feigns ignorance. When Marni tells her mother, Gail about her and Joana, Gail tells her to try and put it behind her. But when Gail meets Joana’s aunt Mona, it turns that she’s her old friend Ramona who was her friend in high school whom she had falling out with years ago, and Gail is unaware of what caused it. Gail feels like Mona is trying to thumb her success in her face. When Marni learns that Joana does remember her she sets to expose her to her brother.

 

 

 

5. Book Club

Running Time: 94 Minutes

Four longtime friends and book club members – Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen – have their lives upended when they aim to spice up their mundane routines by reading the provocative bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. With newfound confidence, they each begin to come alive as exciting romances are ignited and old flames are rekindled. Through it all, the ladies inspire one other to make this next stage of their lives the best and steamiest thus far.

 

 

 

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