The 5 Funniest Films To Look Out For At The London Film Festival
When you think 'film festival', I'm sure you think of black and white, silent films, with inexplicable Swedish subtitles, dealing with the spectre of death under a thinly veiled Christ metaphor, only with LSD.
Well, I'm here to tell you that festival films aren't ~only~ about exploring the inherent misery at the core of the human experience. They can also make you laugh.
Here are our top five funny films to look out for at LFF...
The Meyerowitz Stories
Dustin Hoffman plays the head of a totally screwed-up household, that also happens to contain Ben Stiller and Emma Thompson. Okay, yes, it's also an Adam Sandler movie, but according to literally everyone at Cannes it was absolutely hilarious (and he's great in it).
The best part? You only have to wait a week or so before it becomes available on Netflix.
Person To Person
Half Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, half Broad City does existential ennui, Person To Person looks like a golden era Woody Allen movie, but without all the inappropriate age gap fetishizing and guilt for enabling him.
Also, keep your eye out for our very own Abbi Jacobson.
Imagine if the kid from Room never escaped, and was only allowed to watch one shitty Rainbow knock-off for years and years and years and years before he's finally released, so he decides to try and remake the only show he's ever seen...
If that sounds funny, then you (like me) are broken, but you will also LOVE this movie.
A love letter to the freeing form of stand up in the time of the miner's strike and spousal rape's legality, Funny Cow sees Maxine Peak rise above abusive relationships and super sexist northern audiences to become one funny comedian.
Alright, bit of a weird one for you, but definitely right up your alley if you love experimental Dutch cinema.
Men are funny, aren't they? I mean, some men like Will Ferrell or Jimmy Carr are ~actually~ funny, but all men are pretty funny when you think about it. Why? MASCULINE BULLSHIT, THAT'S WHY!
So, as an antidote to the loveable man-child movies we've been indoctrinated by over the last... history of cinema, may we suggest this collection of vignettes about just how ridiculous being a man really is?
And there you have it - five funny movies to while away the hours watching at the London Film Festival.
The jokes are on us...
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