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American Loser 07-17-00 03:01 PM

Anybody who has seen his stuff knows he's funny as hell but he's only had like two hits out of 30 movies. Why is that?

badger1997 07-17-00 05:33 PM

Um...because he's not really that funny. That and his humor is occassionally funny, but some times it is too out there for most people to apprecitate. I personally thought he was good directing the Cable Guy, but everybody went expecting Jim Carey to talk out his ass and left dissapointed. Stiller was going for a completely different vibe and barely anybody caught it.

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Supermallet 07-18-00 04:35 AM

Ben Stiller is a hit and miss comedian. When he gets something funny, he does it quite well, but, when he misses, he's way off. I chuckled maybe twice through all of Mystery Men. Yet I loved the Cable Guy. Everyone has his off days.

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Darren Garrison 07-18-00 04:39 AM

The ONLY thing I've ever liked Stiller in is There's Something About Mary.

BoatDrinks 07-18-00 06:57 AM

I think you need to judge his "comicness" based, not on movies he has acted in, but rather his own material. Like his TV show he had was pretty brilliant. Sure, sometimes it missed (as all comedy does) but for the most part, he was doing some really terrific stuff.

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jpcamb 07-18-00 06:04 PM

Well Pemenant Mindnight was suck, but I still love the Ben Stiller Show episode where he did the Last of The Mohicans Workout, where he runs through the woods. He is sort of hit or miss but I keep hoping....

Jericho 07-19-00 04:03 AM

I think the best comedy he was in was Flirting with Disaster, but it can all depend on the movie and who's working on it.

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midnightmetro 07-20-00 07:29 AM

Probably because all of his superpowers come from his unsurpassed rage.I could be wrong.

American Loser 09-15-00 12:51 AM

I heard his new movie Meet The Parents is much funnier than it appears to be in the trailers.

Jackskeleton 09-15-00 02:04 AM

I dunno what it is about him. i just don't find him to funny. http://talk.dvdtalk.com/ubb/tongue.gif

big whoppa 09-15-00 03:11 PM

...because he starred in Mystery Men??? http://talk.dvdtalk.com/ubb/smile.gif

Patman 09-15-00 04:00 PM

I didn't think Ben Stiller was all that bad in "Keeping The Faith".

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thejammy 09-15-00 04:48 PM

Because he is underrated, his father is a much funnier man.



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terminator911 09-16-00 02:24 PM

I have not seen him in any other movies othe than Something About Mary... but that new movie w/him & Robert Deniro looks really funny!

BTW I loved The Cable Guy! http://talk.dvdtalk.com/ubb/smile.gif

Benjamin Buttocks 10-06-00 10:02 AM

Meet The Parents looks hilarious and his father is funny.

Jackskeleton 10-06-00 07:03 PM

Meet the parents was one of the funnest movies i have seen this year. Great stuff. robert de niro just makes the movie. classic laughs.

Frech_64x 10-08-00 07:50 PM

I loved Meet the Parents.

3 out of 4 stars.

* Meet the Parents - My Review * http://www.writtenbyme.com/articles/575079060.shtml

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Amadeus 02-01-03 02:54 PM

Why is Ben Stiller the most underrated comedian in Hollywood?
 
I don't know? :confused:

jessecrx 02-01-03 03:35 PM

-"You can trouble me for a warm glass of shut the hell up! Now you will go to sleep, or I will put you to sleep. Check out the name tag. You're in my world now, grandma."

Happy Gilmore :D

he was hilarious in that small part he played

marty888 02-01-03 06:10 PM

Re: Why is Ben Stiller the most underrated comedian in Hollywood?
 

Originally posted by k-qwick
I don't know? :confused:

Gotta love this place ..... where else could it take a forum member named <b>k-qwick</b> over <b>two years</b> to post a definitive answer.... -wink-

Amadeus 02-01-03 06:24 PM

Re: Re: Why is Ben Stiller the most underrated comedian in Hollywood?
 

Originally posted by marty888
Gotta love this place ..... where else could it take a forum member named <b>k-qwick</b> over <b>two years</b> to post a definitive answer.... -wink-
Thanks.:)

spainlinx0 02-02-03 02:20 AM

No one liked Mystery Men but me? I love Ben Stiller. Great in Tenenbaums.

kenny79 02-02-03 02:52 AM


Originally posted by spainlinx0
No one liked Mystery Men but me?
Watched it last night. One great joke after another.

HistoryProf 02-02-03 03:50 AM

geez, i don't know....

There's Something About Mary
Zoolander
Mystery Men
Keeping the Faith
Meet the Parents
Royal Tenenbaums
Zero Effect
Flirting With Disaster
Reality Bites

.....that's a pretty f'n impressive line-up to me.....all good films and all VERY entertaining. Ben Stiller is one of the funniest people in America, plain and simple. If you don't think so, well then, I guess you don't have very good taste ;) :D ;)

Amadeus 02-02-03 08:33 AM


Originally posted by spainlinx0
No one liked Mystery Men but me? I love Ben Stiller. Great in Tenenbaums.
I gotta agree with you there.He's made some funny as heck movies.And yes Mystery Men was great.


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