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Good for you, Zoolander! And now:
Let’s have a look at more titles that are really, really ridiculously funny: films similar to Zoolander coming up!
~ Paola Bassanese
Plenty of side-splitting scenes
Plenty of side-splitting scenes, especially courtesy of Hank Azaria who plays clumsy, barefoot butler Agador.
If his face and voice look familiar, it’s because he did the voiceovers for a number of The Simpsons characters and has appeared in dozens of movies including Love & Other Drugs (2010), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2014), Along Came Polly (2004) and he even appeared in the TV series Friends.
Robin Williams is hilarious as a gay cabaret owner opposite Nathan Lane who plays his drag queen life partner.
Two Olympic ice skaters are banned from their beloved sport… but wait, they can still compete as a couple! Hilarity ensues.
If you like your comedy a bit, shall we say, “unrefined”, then you will love Blades of Glory starring Will Ferrell as ice skater pro Chazz Michael Michaels (as you know, any scene in a movie where he is in, he is going to be funny).
Trainer: “What do you guys have that none of the other teams have?”
Chazz Michael Michaels: “Magic junk.”
The humour is always in good taste
The Full Monty is a classic – the premise is that a group of steel workers become unemployed and they must find a way to make some cash, quick.
They decide to become the thinking woman’s Chippendales and put together a male strippers show.
The humour is always in good taste and pokes fun at both society and male insecurities.
Even Prince Charles was a fan of the movie and he famously recreated one scene (where the protagonists queue up at the Job Centre and suddenly bursting into dance when they hear Donna Summer‘s Hot Stuff).
Walter lives in a fantasy world where he is a hero
What, Ben Stiller again? Well, if you liked Zoolander, you probably also enjoyed Ben Stiller’s performance.
Here he plays picture editor Walter Mitty: he works for Life Magazine and has a crush on his co-worker, played by Kirsten Wiig (Bridesmaids).
Walter‘s life is very ordinary (“Is this just real life, is this just fantasy” – cue Queen‘s Bohemian Rhapsody) but things turn upside down very quickly.
Walter lives in a fantasy world where he is a hero; the reality is far from his dreams, until he needs to go on a goose chase to find a missing picture he needs for the magazine cover.
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” was a short story by James Thurber which appeared in The New Yorker in 1939.
The humour is more sophisticated but there’s still plenty of silliness like in Zoolander. Also a must watch for the short appearances by Shirley MacLaine, who plays Walter’s mother, and Sean Penn, who plays recluse photographer Sean O’Connell.
Unlike the previous movie choices, this film has the added bonus of being life-affirming and inspiring.
Good job, Mr Stiller!
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