Tag: neo-screwball-comedy

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) 6.7

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don't like each other - or at least t...

Unfaithfully Yours (1984) 6

Unfaithfully Yours (1984)

Claude Eastman, is a composer and conductor. He is married to Daniella, who is half his age. While away on a trip he told his Italian driver, Giuseppe, to tell his friend Norman to keep an eye on her, or take care of her...

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997) 7.8

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997)

A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the hot-tempered lead actress Nokko dec...

Black Cat, White Cat (1998) 8.1

Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desper...

Wedding Crashers (2005) 6.9

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Two friends, John (played by Owen Wilson) and Jeremy (Vince Vaughn), crash weddings to pick up women. One day they crash the wedding of the daughter of the Treasury Secretary, Secretary Cleary (Christopher Walken). Inste...

Just Go with It (2011) 6.4

Just Go with It (2011)

Danny (Adam Sandler) must engage Katherine (Jennifer Aniston), his faithful assistant, to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife. Danny must pretend that he is married, because he lied to his dream girl, Palmer (Brooklyn D...

Doctor Mordrid (1992) 5.6

Doctor Mordrid (1992)

An unspeakable evil has come into our dimension and wants to rule over Earth, and only a mysterious sorceror known as Doctor Mordrid can stop him....

What Happens in Vegas (2008) 6.1

What Happens in Vegas (2008)

Set in Sin City, story revolves around two people who discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery, with one of them winning a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. Unhappy pair try to underm...

Delhi Belly (2011) 7.6

Delhi Belly (2011)

Delhi-based Sonia agrees to deliver a package for Vladimir Dragunsky and asks her rather unkempt and debt-ridden fiancé, Tashi Malhotra, to do it for her. Tashi, in turn, asks one of two of his room-mates, Nitin. But Nit...

Home Fries (1998) 5.1

Home Fries (1998)

Hamburger joint waitress Sally Jackson is pregnant. When Beatrice, the wife of the father, finds out about his infidelity, she sends her sons from a previous marriage, military pilots Angus and Dorian Montier, to scare t...

The In-Laws (1979) 7.3

The In-Laws (1979)

In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chase...

Ready (2011) 4.7

Ready (2011)

In Thailand, Prem is the heir to his family's business empire. His father wants him to get married. But Prem is enjoying bachelorhood, until a case of mixed-up identities leads him to runaway bride Sanjanna. Sanjanna is ...

My Name Is Bruce (2007) 6.2

My Name Is Bruce (2007)

Four teenage kids from the tiny mining town of Gold Lick vandalize a nineteenth-century cemetery of Chinese laborers when one of them disturbs a demon who's been guarding the souls of 100 workers killed in a cave-in. Jef...

All of Me (1984) 6.7

All of Me (1984)

Having just turned thirty-eight, Angeleno Roger Cobb is at a crossroads in his life. From a humble background, he is competent at his job as a lawyer at Burton Schuyler's prestigious firm, but is unsatisfied working on b...

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) 6.3

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

A woman who, by a promise made years earlier, is supposed to marry her best friend in three weeks, even though she doesn't want to. When she finds out that he's marrying someone else, she becomes jealous and tries to bre...

Burn After Reading (2008) 7

Burn After Reading (2008)

Osbourne Cox, a Balkan expert, resigned from the CIA because of a drinking problem, so he begins a memoir. His wife wants a divorce and expects her lover, Harry, a philandering State Department marshal, to leave his wife...

Not for Publication (1984) 4.9

Not for Publication (1984)

Lois Thornedyke, the daughter of a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, writes a scandal column for a New York city tabloid. She gets a chance to upgrade her career when she uncovers a conspiracy reaching into city governm...

State and Main (2000) 6.7

State and Main (2000)

Having left New Hampshire over excessive demands by the locals, the cast and crew of "The Old Mill" moves their movie shoot to a small town in Vermont. However, they soon discover that The Old Mill burned down in 1960, t...

A Touch of Class (1973) 6.5

A Touch of Class (1973)

American Steve Blackburn, in the insurance business, is married with two kids. Vickie Allessio, a self described design "stealer" for a knockoff fashion house, is a recent divorcée with two kids. Steve and Vickie are run...

Leatherheads-2008 6

Leatherheads-2008

A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925. Dodge Connelly (George Clooney), a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed sta...

She’s Funny That Way-2014 6.1

She’s Funny That Way-2014

On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.::Anonymous...

Forces of Nature-1999 5.4

Forces of Nature-1999

Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights ...

Disorderlies-1987 5

Disorderlies-1987

Winslow needs money now to pay off gambling debts. If only his rich uncle Albert would die. But his orderlies are very good. Maybe by hiring three of the worst orderlies around, he can speed things up. Fortunately for hi...

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult-1994 6.5

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult-1994

Tasting the fruit of his labour with his wife Jane, the maladroit and now retired Police Squad Lieutenant, Frank Drebin, secretly dreams of getting back in action. Before long, his old partners, Ed and Nordberg, will hav...

What’s Up, Doc?-1972 7.7

What’s Up, Doc?-1972

Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarassi...

Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins-2008 5.5

Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins-2008

Dr. RJ Stevens is a talk show host who visits his family in the deep south. While there he reunites with his brother Otis, his sister Betty, his cousin/rival Clyde and his childhood love interest Lucinda Allen....

Massacre on Aisle 12-2016 5.3

Massacre on Aisle 12-2016

A hardware store employee's first night on the job is disrupted by the discovery of a dead body and a duffel bag full of cash.::Anonymous...

The Stepford Wives-2004 5.3

The Stepford Wives-2004

Joanna Eberhart, a wildly successful president of a TV Network, after a series of shocking events, suffers a nervous breakdown and is moved by her milquetoast of a husband, Walter, from Manhattan to the chic, upper-class...

Take Me-2017 6.1

Take Me-2017

Ray is a fledgling entrepreneur who specializes in high-end simulated abductions. He jumps at the chance when a mysterious client contracts him for a weekend kidnapping with a handsome payday at the end. But the job isn'...

Who’s That Girl-1987 4.8

Who’s That Girl-1987

Four years unjustly jailed haven't dampened the spirits or determination of Nikki Finn (Madonna). The spunky parolee sets out to clear her name, and sets the Big Apple spinning in deliriously funny ways....

Bewitched-2005 4.8

Bewitched-2005

Out in California's San Fernando Valley, Isabel is trying to reinvent herself. A naïve, good-natured witch, she is determined to disavow her supernatural powers and lead a normal life. At the same time, across town, Jack...

For Pete’s Sake-1974 6.3

For Pete’s Sake-1974

Henrietta Robins works out of her home and her husband Pete drives a cab to try to support her. When Pete gets a tip from one of his fellow drivers that a deal will be made by the Americans and the Soviets over pork bell...

Man’s Favorite Sport?-1964 7.2

Man’s Favorite Sport?-1964

Roger Willoughby is considered to be a leading expert on sports fishing. He's written books on the subject and is loved by his customers in the sporting goods department at Abercrombie and Fitch, where he works. There's ...

Laws of Attraction-2004 5.9

Laws of Attraction-2004

This is the story of two New York divorce attorneys who are often competing against each other, but end up in a relationship nonetheless. When they get married, can they avoid the same issues at home that lead people to ...

Suburban Commando-1991 4.5

Suburban Commando-1991

Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, et cetera. His ship is damaged after a fight with an interstellar nasty, and he must hide out on Earth until it can recharge. He leaves his power suit at home, but st...

Big Business-1988 6.4

Big Business-1988

In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy...

Nightwatch-1994 7.3

Nightwatch-1994

In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. Therefore and because of a stran...

Take the Money and Run-1969 7.3

Take the Money and Run-1969

This film is presented as a documentary on the life of an incompetent, petty criminal called Virgil Starkwell. It describes the early childhood and youth of Virgil, his failure at a musical career, and his obsession with...

Murder by Death-1976 7.4

Murder by Death-1976

Despite not knowing him, the world's most famous detectives can't pass up the offer of a "dinner and murder" invitation from wealthy Lionel Twain. Each has no idea until their arrival at Two Two Twain who else will be in...

Living in Oblivion-1995 7.5

Living in Oblivion-1995

Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.::...