Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Misunderstanding comedies

Old 12-25-08, 12:08 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,077
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.
Yeti4623 is offline  
Old 12-25-08, 12:19 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
chrisih8u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: A few miles north of the Cape
Posts: 18,335
The Man Who Knew Too Little with Bill Murray.
chrisih8u is offline  
Old 12-25-08, 08:43 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,077
Originally Posted by chrisih8u View Post
The Man Who Knew Too Little with Bill Murray.
Oh yeah. That's a good, underrated movie.
Yeti4623 is offline  
Old 12-26-08, 09:38 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
dhmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Kissimmee, Florida
Posts: 7,019
Everything in Burn After Reading is due to misunderstandings.

.
dhmac is offline  
Old 12-27-08, 01:04 AM
  #5  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 136
The Big Lebowski
DrStrangeL0ve71 is offline  
Old 12-27-08, 01:09 AM
  #6  
Member
 
Brack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: near Cincinnati
Posts: 9,659
Tropic Thunder
Brack is offline  
Old 12-27-08, 05:46 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 17,652
It seems that spy comedies use this premise a lot. A few more:

If Looks Could Kill
The Man With One Red Shoe
Jay G. is offline  
Old 12-27-08, 08:39 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 953
National Lampoon's Dorm Daze

(Hangs head in shame at admitting to having seen it...)
Kevin Phillips is offline  
Old 12-27-08, 09:42 PM
  #9  
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 70,828
There was an episode of Three's Company that revolved around this premise.
Groucho is offline  
Old 12-27-08, 11:01 PM
  #10  
Moderator
 
story's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hope.
Posts: 8,668
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."
story is offline  
Old 12-28-08, 01:48 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Ginwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Kent, WA
Posts: 7,231
Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
There was an episode of Three's Company that revolved around this premise.
I guess I missed that one.
Ginwen is offline  
Old 12-28-08, 04:33 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
toddly6666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 6,290
Here's the greatest one:

toddly6666 is offline  
Old 12-29-08, 08:19 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,851
Impawards is certainly misunderstood.
The Bus is offline  
Old 12-29-08, 08:50 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Drexl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 15,998
Born in East L.A.
Drexl is offline  
Old 12-29-08, 09:42 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,081
Originally Posted by dogmatica View Post
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.
Double_Oh_7 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.