Funny Movies On Demand 2013 - Page 8

The Last Circus (2011)

Title: The Last Circus (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 107 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-18 (DVD)
2011-08-19 (Theater)
Cast: Carlos Areces Antonio de la Torre Carolina Bang Manuel Tallafe Alejandro Tejerias
Genre: Drama Art House & International Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

1937, Spain is in the midst of the brutal Spanish Civil War. A "Happy" circus clown is interrupted mid-performance and forcibly recruited by a militia. Still in his costume, he is handed a machete and led into battle against National soldiers, where he single handedly massacres an entire platoon. Fast forward to 1973, the tail end of the Franco regime. Javier, the son of the clown, dreams of following in his father's career footsteps, but has seen too much tragedy in his life - he's simply not funny and is only equipped to play the role of the Sad Clown. He finds work in a circus where he befriends an outlandish cast of characters, but as the Sad Clown he must take the abuse of the brutish Happy Clown Sergio, who humiliates Javier daily in the name of entertainment. -- (C) Official Site

Norman (2011)

Title: Norman (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-21 (Theater)
Cast: Dan Byrd Emily VanCamp Richard Jenkins Adam Goldberg Billy Lush
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Norman Long is a high school loner, a self-aware and darkly funny teen who's just trying to handle his daily existence. In the wake of his mother's sudden death, Norman must now also deal with the reality that his father is starting to lose his battle with stomach cancer. Norman, depressed and angry, unintentionally gets caught in a lie that he, in fact, has stomach cancer. Soon his complete distortion of the facts spirals out of control. Part coping mechanism, partially as a way to feel closer to his father, and to a certain degree to prepare others for his possible suicide, Norman begins to imitate his father's debilitating physical symptoms, dramatically affecting his life and the world around him. -- (C) Official Site

Dirty Girl (2011)

Title: Dirty Girl (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-07 (Theater)
Cast: Milla Jovovich Juno Temple William H. Macy Mary Steenburgen Elsie Fisher
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Dirty Girl is the story of Danielle (Juno Temple), the dirty girl of Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma, circa 1987. When Danielle's misbehavior gets her banished to a remedial class, she is paired on a parenting project with Clarke (Jeremy Dozier), an innocent closet-case with no friends. Danielle is determined to get to California to find the father she's never met, and Clarke is desperate to escape being sent to military school by his homophobic dad. Together, the mismatched misfits light out for California, and discover each other and themselves through a funny and serendipitous friendship. -- (C) Weinstein

The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)

Title: The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 81 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-19 (Theater)
Cast: Steven E. Little Robert Longstreet Walter Dalton Miki Ann Maddox Koko Lanham
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Storytelling in all its forms is skewered in The Catechism Cataclysm. In this divinely bizarre and funny tale, wild characters infuse stories within stories until the lines between the Bible, Mark Twain, and campfire tales are hilariously blurred. Father Billy (Steve Little), an eccentric young priest, is forced to take asabbatical by his superiors when he is discovered telling inappropriate parables to his flock. Billy tracks down his high-school idol Robbie (Robert Longstreet), who begrudgingly agrees to a canoe trip. On the water, the two men reminisce about Billy's days as the keyboardist in a Christian band and Robbie's as a guitarist for a metal band. When night approaches, they realize they have lost their way--and that's when things get weird. -- (C) IFC Midnight

Of Two Minds (2012)

Title: Of Two Minds (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 2012-11-13 (DVD)
2012-08-17 (Theater)
Cast: Kristin Davis Tammy Blanchard Joel Gretsch Bonnie Bartlett Mackenzie Aladjem
Genre: Documentary Drama Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Take your best day...and your darkest moment...and multiply by a million. Of Two Minds, from the creative team behind Wordplay, I.O.U.S.A., Superheroes, and These Amazing Shadows, explores the extraordinary lives, struggles, and successes of a few of the over five million Americans living with bipolar disorder. Of Two Minds puts a human face on bipolar, providing an intimate, painful, and painfully funny look at those who live in its shadows...our parents and children, our friends and lovers...and ourselves. -- (C) Official Site

The First Time (2012)

Title: The First Time (2012)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-19 (Theater)
Cast: Dylan O'Brien Britt Robertson Craig Roberts Maggie Elizabeth Jones James Frecheville
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can't have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn't quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, Dave and Aubrey find themselves at the same party. When both head outside to get some air, they meet. A casual conversation sparks an instant connection, and, over the course of a weekend, things turn magical, romantic, complicated, and funny as Aubrey and Dave discover what it's like to fall in love for the first time.

Ethel (2012)

Title: Ethel (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-12 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Ethel is a feature length documentary about the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, told by those who know Ethel best: her family. Directed by her Emmy-Award winning daughter, Rory Kennedy, the film features candid interviews with Ethel and seven of her children. The film is a personal portrait of Ethel's political awakening, the life she shared with Robert F. Kennedy, and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own. Intimate, funny, and deeply moving, Ethel offers a rare look inside a political dynasty strengthened by family bonds, a compassion for others, and a wisdom forged from both hardship and triumph. -- (C) Official Site

Hecho En Mexico (2012)

Title: Hecho En Mexico (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-30 (Theater)
Cast: Alejandro Fernandez Kinky Karla Morrison Chavela Vargas
Genre: Documentary Drama Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The film showcases the richness of Mexican music both young and old, from traditional music to pop rock and rap blended with interviews from Diego Luna, Lila Downs and many more leading personalities. The result is an inspiring and often funny musical road trip through modern day "Mexicanity", which resonates globally. (c) Pantalion Films

Aiyyaa (2012)

Title: Aiyyaa (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 150 min(s)
Release: 2012-12-11 (DVD)
2012-10-12 (Theater)
Cast: Rani Mukerji Prithviraj Sukumaran Nirmiti Sawant Subodh Bhave
Genre: Romance Musical & Performing Arts Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

The story is about a Marathi girl Meenakshi Deshpande aka "Aiyyaa" falling in love with a Tamil artist. It is a quirky and funny love story with the backdrop of a Marathi-Tamil cultural clash. Aiyyaa lives with her eccentric family next to a smelly rubbish dump, lost in her dream-like Bollywood fantasy world. She gets a job at an arts college where she meets a soul-mate, a buck-toothed Lady GaGa lookalike, and together they go man-hunting. That's until Aiyyaa catches the smell of her dream man, follows the scent and finds a hunky Tamil student, whom she stalks; much to his annoyance. At the same time her barely sane parents are arranging her marriage to a good, sensible boy, who loves Marathi art cinema and rose-planting. The lead female protagonist's dream hunk mysteriously disappears and Aiyyaa is torn: should she settle for the rose garden or woo the stranger she desires as he smells good.

Something Better Somewhere Else (2010)

Title: Something Better Somewhere Else (2010)
Rated: R
Runtime: 76 min(s)
Release: 2012-12-25 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: David Pasquesi Christian Stolte John Connolly John G. Connolly Molly Glynn
Genre: Drama Romance Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A bride comes on to a priest in a motel room. A bouquet of flowers from a stranger takes on a life of its own. A man's last day at the office proves to be the longest day of all. It's family moving day, but no one's moving. This is Something Better Somewhere Else - a collective tale of yearning and restlessness told through four distinct but thematically linked stories. Inspired by the best short story collections and the almost lost art of the concept album, the film explores the question: Why is that who and where we are so often pales in comparison to who and where we imagine we could be? By turns romantic, harrowing and funny,the stories of Something Better Somewhere Else follow the odd adventures of people who step outside of their everyday lives to see if there really is something better.

This is 40 (2012)

Title: This is 40 (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 133 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-12-21 (Theater)
Cast: Paul Rudd Leslie Mann Megan Fox Albert Brooks Chris O'Dowd
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People) brings audiences This Is 40, an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up as we see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life. -- (C) Universal

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2012)

Title: Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-05 (Theater)
Cast: Lucy Liu Stephen Lang Aubrey Plaza Deborah Ann Woll Ellen Burstyn
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is a heart warming, funny and passionate portrait of a confused New York teenager, James Sveck, played by up-and-coming star Toby Regbo, and his loving, eccentric and dysfunctional family. James's staunch non-conformism leads him to teenage mistakes that are hard to undo. He refuses to go to college, after being accepted at Brown, and is interested in nothing - barring visits to his enigmatic, free-spirited grandmother Nanette, played by Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn, the only one who seems to understand just how lost a restless 17-year-old can feel while trying to find himself in a confusing world. -- (C) Official Site

Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011)

Title: Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 2012-08-14 (DVD)
2011-03-11 (Theater)
Cast: Carla Gugino Zachary Quinto Danny DeVito Josh Hartnett Rosario Dawson
Genre: Drama Science Fiction & Fantasy Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR connects a group of apparent strangers over one night across ten bars throughout Los Angeles. Zachary Quinto stars as a dentist who teams up with a feisty would-be assassin (Carla Gugino) to put the final touches on the plan to kill his wife. Once he makes a play for the assassin's payment, he unknowingly sets off a chain of events that fuels a crosstown journey through the many lounges, bars, strip clubs and the occasional nudist ping pong clubs scattered across Los Angeles. By turns funny and heartbreaking, this sharp-witted comedy features ten interconnected vignettes that build to a revealing finish. -- (C) Official Site

A Little Bit Of Heaven (2012)

Title: A Little Bit Of Heaven (2012)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 2012-06-12 (DVD)
2012-05-04 (Theater)
Cast: Kate Hudson Lucy Punch Kathy Bates Peter Dinklage Gael Garcia Bernal
Genre: Drama Romance Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN is a love story set in New Orleans about an irreverent young woman who unexpectedly falls in love with her doctor. Academy Award (R) nominee Kate Hudson is joined by Academy Award (R) winners Kathy Bates and Whoopi Goldberg, as well as Gael Garcia Bernal ("Letters to Juliet"), Lucy Punch ("Dinner for Schmucks"), Romany Malco ("The 40 Year Old Virgin"), Rosemarie DeWitt ("Rachel Getting Married"), Steven Weber ("My One And Only") and Treat Williams ("What Happens in Vegas"). The Film is directed by Nicole Kassell ("The Woodsman") from an original screenplay by Gren Wells. Marley Corbett (Hudson) is young, beautiful, and wildly funny, but she's afraid of opening herself up to true love and commitment. Though she uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious, a life-changing visit to her doctor (Bernal) sends both of them on an eye-opening adventure of mutual discovery, leading to revelations neither thought possible.

Mirror Mirror (2012)

Title: Mirror Mirror (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-30 (Theater)
Cast: Julia Roberts Lily Collins Armie Hammer Sean Bean Nathan Lane
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
IMDB: IMDB Link

One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event, Mirror Mirror. A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer as the Prince, and Nathan Lane as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen. -- (C) Relativity

Virginia (2012)

Title: Virginia (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 116 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-05-18 (Theater)
Cast: Ed Harris Jennifer Connelly Emma Roberts Amy Madigan Carrie Preston
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A single mother struggles to raise her son Emmett while dreaming of escaping her small Southern boardwalk town. Her long time affair with the very married, Mormon Sheriff Richard Tipton is thrown into question when he decides to run for public office. Things are further complicated when Emmett begins a romantic relationship with Tipton's daughter. Virginia and the town-populated by Amy Madigan, Toby Jones, Yeardley Smith-are full of secrets and everyone knows Virginia can only keep things together for so long. VIRGINIA is a funny, touching drama that looks at the American Dream and what it takes to keep it together.

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

Title: Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 107 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-15 (Theater)
Cast: Mos Def Eminem Snoop Dogg Ice-T Kanye West
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Ice-T takes us on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music. This performance documentary goes beyond the stardom and the bling to explore what goes on inside the minds, and erupts from the lips, of the grandmasters of rap. Recognized as the godfather of Gangsta rap, Ice-T is granted unparalleled access to the personal lives of the masters of this artform that he credits for saving his life. Interspersed with the performers' insightful, touching, and often funny revelations are classic raps, freestyle rhymes, and never before heard a cappellas straight from the mouths of the creators. What emerges is a better understanding of, and a tribute to, an original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.

Joe + Belle (2011)

Title: Joe + Belle (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 2012-07-03 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Sivan Levy Veronica Kedar Romi Aboulafia Irit Gidron Yotam Ishay
Genre: Drama Art House & International Comedy Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Joe + Belle is a funny and romantic new lesbian feature boasting a great story, a whimsically dark comic sensibility and stellar performances. Writer-director-star Veronica Kedar shines as Joe - a laid-back dope dealer full of magnetic charisma. Sivan Levy is Belle - a forlorn yet irresistibly sensual crazy girl who attaches herself to Joe and refuses to let go. The two women first meet when Belle breaks into Joe's house, then become an unlikely team when they accidentally shoot a guy - twice! - and must figure out how to get rid of the body and escape the authorities. They go on the lam together, and surprisingly fall in love amidst car chases, rocket bombs falling and other surprising misadventures.

The Matchmaker (2012)

Title: The Matchmaker (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 118 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-29 (Theater)
Cast: Adir Miller Maya Dagan Tuval Shafir Dror Keren Don Navon
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, he falls in love with Tamara, his friend Beni's cousin. Tamara has just returned from America and is full of talk of women's rights, free love and rock and roll. The disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected, often funny and very moving ways as he lives through a summer that changes him forever. Avi Nesher's latest film mixes comedy with drama as it tells a coming-of-age story unlike any you've ever seen before. -- (C) Official Site

Footnote (2011)

Title: Footnote (2011)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-09 (Theater)
Cast: Lior Ashkenazi Alma Zack Albert Iluz Shlomo Bar-Aba Yuval Scharf
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are both eccentric professors, who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. While his son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field, who appears to feed on accolades, endlessly seeking recognition. Then one day, the tables turn. When Eliezer learns that he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable honor for scholarship in the country, his vanity and desperate need for validation are exposed. His son Uriel, meanwhile, is thrilled to see his father's achievements finally recognized but, in a darkly funny twist, is forced to choose between the advancement of his own career and his father's. Will he sabotage his father's glory? -- (C) Sony Pictures Classics

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