Ahhh comedies. Those wonderful films that make us laugh. This week, Wanderer has something else in mind. She wants us to talk about comedies that fail at their job. The ones that just aren't funny. And oh, there are so many. I went with the first three that came to mind.
I love Will Ferrell. I talk about that often and he was on a roll with comedies in the mid 2000's. Then he stumbled hard with Semi-Pro. It didn't have nearly the flare that his other sports centered comedies Talladega Nights or Blades of Glory did. This had exactly one laugh. Thankfully he rebounded spectacularly the following year when Step Brothers came out.
2) Freddy Got Fingered
I cannot for the life of me understand the appeal of Tom Green. So many of my classmates loved him. I was watching stupid shit like Jackass and Adam Sandler movies back then and I still never got on the Tom Green bandwagon. Freddy Got Fingered is honestly one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Calling it "stupid and gross" is probably the most polite way I can put it.
3) Dude Where's My Car
Another stupid comedy from my teen years that had a huge following despite having no laughs and no plot. I still can't believe this 1) Was written as a feature length film 2) Bought by a big studio 3) Given a wide release.