While We’re Young (2015)

I feel as if I get older every time I see a Noah Baumbach film. I’m just not a fan. This was at least a better attempt than some of his other films. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts were actually not a bad couple together. I liked Adam Driver a lot better than Amanda Seyfried, but I think my interest in her is waning. The movie has a cute premise. An older couple gets Youth-inized by a young couple. Instead of being cranky and not doing anything, they go to dance parties and create art. The meditation scene was one of the better parts of the movie, I could have done without all the puking though. I just wish this film wouldn’t have had such a bummer ending. I guess I don’t know how I would have ended it, but I felt pretty empty after it was over, like I wasted my time and got a little older in the process.

62/100

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Zoolander 2 (2016)

Twolander isn’t as bad as everyone advertises, but fashion modeling is very objective I would think Tyra Banks would say. Yeah, this movie isn’t perfect, but I remember laughing quite a bit throughout the film. Maybe I was laughing at the sheer stupidity, but still it has some good parts. I would say the parts with Kiefer Sutherland were the best and I will always love everything Justin Theroux does. Cruz was really hot in this film and Ferrell had some funny parts too. I do think the main two protagonists (Stiller and Wilson) were the weakest parts of the film. I also didn’t like the inclusion of Zoolander’s son. He was a pretty bad actor. The surprise of Benedict Cumberbatch is as funny as it is frightening.

68/100

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

In my life, not many movies surprise me. This was one of those films. I really didn’t know what to expect when I started Walter Mitty’s tale… but I liked it when I learned more. Ben Stiller’s film is incredible and I don’t want to keep it a secret. It’s funny, charming and touching. It’s shot beautifully and it actually took three actors (Stiller, Wiig and Penn) that I don’t really like and it made me like them quite a bit. The music is fantastic and it’s a beautiful homage to LIFE magazine. One of 2013’s best films.

100/100

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There’s Something About Mary (1998)

Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz go together like Franks and Beans in this raunchy comedy. I really do like this movie. It has a zany cast of misfits all in love with Mary, played by Diaz. The musical interludes make me happy between each scene. The hair gel scene will always live in infamy. The dog in the full body cast will always have me laughing onto the floor. I also loved the Buttercup song during the credits, it felt like an awesome live theater curtain call. A really fun, classic comedy.

87/100

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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge! Remember the five D’s of dodgeball! This movie gets a bad rap but I love it! A lot of comedies don’t make me laugh but this one has me in stitches. Rip Torn is hilarious. Alan Tudyk is an awesome pirate. Christine Taylor is beautiful and deadly with a red rubber ball. The Vaughn and Stiller match-up is great. There are some dumb parts in this but the good parts fully make up for that. Jason Bateman steals the show as the commentator, holy cow he makes me laugh.

 

95/100

 

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Meet the Fockers

Meet the Fockers built upon where the last film left off in a great way. The addition of Gaylord’s Sex Therapist mother played by Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman as his overly proud stay at home dad really added a lot to this comedy. Dustin Hoffman has great comedic timing and had me laughing a bunch. I also loved the little side story where Streisand is helping Blythe Danner with her marital problems. Once again Teri Polo is just so fun and cute. Oh yeah and Ben Stiller is in this…

82/100

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Cover of "Meet the Fockers (Widescreen Ed...

Cover of Meet the Fockers (Widescreen Edition)

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Meet the Parents

A classic comedy about a common issue. Pleasing your future in-laws. Robert De Niro steals the show as Jack the ex C.I.A. agent who now spends his time interrogating his daughter’s boyfriends. Poor Ben Stiller gets put through the wringer as he makes mistake after mistake trying to win Jack’s approval. The best is when he spray-paints a cats tail to trick the family into thinking he found their lost cat. The prayer scene is also one of my favorites. Oh and Terri Polo is adorable.

80/100

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