Tag: neo screwball comedy

The Break-Up (2006) 5.8

The Break-Up (2006)

Storyline:In Chicago, the art dealer Brooke Meyers feels not appreciated and neglected by her immature boyfriend Gary Grobowski, who is partner with his two brothers in a tourism business, and decides to break-up with...

State and Main (2000) 6.7

State and Main (2000)

Storyline:Having left New Hampshire over excessive demands by the locals, the cast and crew of "The Old Mill" moves their movie shoot to a small town in Vermont. However, they soon discover that The Old Mill burned do...

A Touch of Class (1973) 6.5

A Touch of Class (1973)

Storyline:American Steve Blackburn, in the insurance business, is married with two kids. Vickie Allessio, a self described design "stealer" for a knockoff fashion house, is a recent divorcée with two kids. Steve and V...

Leatherheads (2008) 6

Leatherheads (2008)

Storyline:A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925. Dodge Connelly (George Clooney), a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls ...

HouseSitter (1992) 6.1

HouseSitter (1992)

Storyline:Davis builds his dream house and presents it to Becky with a proposal of marriage. She turns him down. He leaves the house, still with a ribbon running around it and returns to the city, terribly smitten wit...

Nothing to Lose (1997) 6.7

Nothing to Lose (1997)

Storyline:When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (Lawrence) tries to take...

Meet the Fockers (2004) 6.3

Meet the Fockers (2004)

Storyline:Having given permission to male nurse Greg Focker to marry his daughter, ex-CIA man Jack Byrnes and his wife travel to Miami to Greg's parents, who this time around are Mr. and Mrs. Focker, who are as differ...

Intolerable Cruelty (2003) 6.3

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

Storyline:Miles Massey, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney has everything--and in some cases, two of everything. Despite his impressive client list, a formidable win record, the respect of his peers and an ironc...

The Fortune (1975) 5.7

The Fortune (1975)

Storyline:The early 1900's with its Mann-Act (disallowing women to be transported across State lines for immoral reasons) brings a married man to devise a scheme for taking his upper-class girlfriend away with him... ...

The Producers (1967) 7.7

The Producers (1967)

Storyline:Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max's accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make...

Raising Arizona (1987) 7.4

Raising Arizona (1987)

Storyline:Recidivist hold-up man H.I. McDonnough and police woman Edwina marry, only to discover they are unable to conceive a child. Desperate for a baby, the pair decide to kidnap one of the quintuplets of furniture...

Small Time Crooks (2000) 6.7

Small Time Crooks (2000)

Storyline:Dishwasher and small-fry criminal Ray hits on a plan with his partners in crime to re-open a local pizza place and dig through to the bank down the street. As his wife can't cook pizza but does great cookies...

Oscar (1991) 6.5

Oscar (1991)

Storyline:Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, ...

Murder Party (2007) 6

Murder Party (2007)

Storyline:On Halloween Eve in Brooklyn, an average Joe loser named Chris finds an invitation to a costume party. Arriving at the "party", Chris discovers he's fallen prey to the lethal trap set by deranged artists. As...

Welcome to Collinwood (2002) 6.4

Welcome to Collinwood (2002)

Storyline:When petty thief Cosimo is given the plan for the perfect heist from a lifer in prison - the kind of job you dream about - he has to get out of jail, fast. But with Cosimo stuck in the joint, it's up to his ...

Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002) 4.1

Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002)

Storyline:A clumsy insurance claims investigator goes undercover to expose a conspiracy.User Reviews: This movie is so bad that the producers would not let it be released into theaters. Although it is awful I would s...

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) 6.6

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

Storyline:Zack and Miri are two lifelong platonic friends who make an adult film to pay the rent of their apartment. With their friend Delaney, the couple set out for auditionees for their porn film, but in the proces...

Super Troopers (2001) 7.1

Super Troopers (2001)

Storyline:Thorny, Mac, Rabbit, Foster and Farva are Vermont state troopers out to have a good time. Stationed in a remote area near the Canadian border, the troopers, avid pranksters with an affinity for syrup, have a...

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 7.8

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Storyline:Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey," the movie deals with the picaresque adventures of Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to rea...

The Brothers Bloom (2008) 6.8

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Storyline:Brothers - older Stephen and three years junior Bloom - have been con artists since they were kids. Stephen is the mastermind, for who the intricacy of the story used in the con is as important as the positi...

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) 7

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Storyline:Pseudolus is the laziest slave in Rome and has but one wish, to purchase his freedom. When his master and mistress leave for the day he finds out that the young master has fallen in love with a virgin in the...

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) 5.9

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Storyline:Bored Roberta spots a regular personal ad in the paper titled 'Desperately Seeking Susan'. She heads off to New York, following one of the ads, and finds Susan. When Susan sells her jacket, Roberta - trying ...

At Long Last Love (1975) 5

At Long Last Love (1975)

Storyline:This film was Peter Bogdanovich's homage to musical comedies of the 1930s. A millionaire named Michael Oliver Pritchard III and a singer named Kitty O'Kelly meet and fall in love. Meanwhile, an indigent woma...

A New Leaf (1971) 7.4

A New Leaf (1971)

Storyline:Henry Graham is a man with a problem: he has run through his entire inheritance, and is completely unequipped to provide for himself. His childhood guardian, Uncle Harry (a deliciously mean-spirited James Co...