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Misunderstanding comedies

There are a lot of comedies with some misunderstanding jokes, but are there any more movies, besides Ruthless People, where most of the jokes revolve around misunderstandings? My mind is blank at the moment.
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The Man Who Knew Too Little with Bill Murray.
Old 12-25-08, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by chrisih8u
The Man Who Knew Too Little with Bill Murray.
Oh yeah. That's a good, underrated movie.
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Everything in Burn After Reading is due to misunderstandings.

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The Big Lebowski
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It seems that spy comedies use this premise a lot. A few more:

If Looks Could Kill
The Man With One Red Shoe
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National Lampoon's Dorm Daze

(Hangs head in shame at admitting to having seen it...)
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There was an episode of Three's Company that revolved around this premise.
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While this doesn't necessarily meet up with what you're talking about, I'm constantly surprised at how many people don't get The Big Lebowski as a satire of film noir and essentially dismiss it as "dumb."
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Originally Posted by Groucho
There was an episode of Three's Company that revolved around this premise.
I guess I missed that one.
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Here's the greatest one:

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Impawards is certainly misunderstood.
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Originally Posted by dogmatica
While this doesn't necessarily meet up with what you're talking about, I'm constantly surprised at how many people don't get The Big Lebowski as a satire of film noir and essentially dismiss it as "dumb."
Who dismisses The Big Lebowski as dumb? Everyone I know thinks it's brilliant.

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