|Alfie 2004 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Charles Shyer
Cast: Jude Law, Jane Krakowski, Marisa Tomei, Omar Epps, Susan Sarandon, Sienna Miller, Nia Long, Gedde Watanabe, Dick Latessa, Renee Taylor, Veronica Clifford, Claudette Mink, Jeff Harding, Kevin Rahm, Max Morris
Alfie (Jude Law) plies his trade as a NYC limousine chauffeur while enjoying trysts with a variety of women–including party girl Nikki (Sienna Miller), wealthy Liz (Susan Sarandon), and Lonette (Nia Long) who is the girlfriend of his best friend Marlon (Omar Epps). Alfie's girlfriend Julie (Marisa Tomei) is aware of what is going on and is not at all pleased with Alfie's lifestyle. But, Alfie continues his sexual affairs until he suffers a health scare and questions what love is all about.
|All I Want for Christmas 1991 G, 92 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Romance
Director: Robert Lieberman
Cast: Ethan Embry, Thora Birch, Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Amy Oberer, Lauren Bacall, Leslie Nielsen, Michael Alaimo, Kevin Nealon, Andrea Martin, Renee Taylor, Felicity LaFortune, Camille Saviola, Joanne Baron, Alan Brooks
All that seven-year-old Hallie (Thora Birch) and her 13-year-old brother, Ethan (Ethan Embry), want for Christmas is to have their divorced parents Catherine and Michael (Harley Jane Kozak and Jamey Sheridan) reconcile. This is the story of how Hallie and Ethan set out to make that happen.
|The Boynton Beach Club 2005 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Susan Seidelman
Cast: Joseph Bologna, Dyan Cannon, Len Cariou, Sally Kellerman, Michael Nouri, Brenda Vaccaro, Renee Taylor, Mal Z. Lawrence, Ashley Blackwell, Kim Ostrenko, Janice Hamilton, Irene B. Colletti, Barbara Pergament, Loli Rainey, George Schiavone
Harry (Joseph Bologna), Lois (Dyan Cannon), Jack (Len Cariou), Sandy (Sally Kellerman), Donald (Michael Nouri), and Marilyn (Brenda Vaccaro) have moved into an "Active Adult" community in Boynton Beach, Florida. They attend a support group for bereaved senior citizens and find themselves replaying the dating game.
|Delirious 1991 PG, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Tom Mankiewicz
Cast: John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms, Raymond Burr, Dylan Baker, Charles Rocket, David Rasche, Andrea Thompson, Jerry Orbach, Robert Wagner, Renee Taylor, Zach Grenier, Milt Oberman, Mark Boone Junior, Tony Steedman
Jack Gable (John Candy) is a successful writer of soap operas. After being conked on the head, he wakes up in one of his shows, and whatever he writes comes true. Maybe he can now get the girl he loves, Rachel Hedison (Emma Samms), who is played by Laura Claybourn in the soap opera.
|The Errand Boy 1961 N/R, 92 min.|
Director: Jerry Lewis
Cast: Jerry Lewis, Brian Donlevy, Howard McNear, Dick Wesson, Renee Taylor, Kathleen Freeman, Isobel Elsom, Sig Ruman, Doodles Weaver, Fritz Feld
Errand boy Marty S. Tashman (Jerry Lewis) works at a film studio that will never be the same after he "helps out."
|Life During Wartime 2009 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Todd Solondz
Cast: Shirley Henderson, Michael K, Williams, Roslyn Ruff, Allison Janney, Michael Lerner, Dylan Riley Snyder, Ciaran Hinds, Renee Taylor, Rebecca Chiles, Paul Reubens, Emma Hinz, Charlotte Rampling, Ally Sheedy, Rich Pecci, Chris Marquette
As members of a dysfunctional family, sisters Joy (Shirley Henderson), Trish (Allison Janney), and Helen (Ally Sheedy) have many emotional problems as they gather for a bar mitzvah. Joy and her husband Allen (Michael K. Williams) are having marital problems, and she is fleeing the ghost of her lover Andy (Paul Reubens) who has killed himself. Trish's husband Bill (Ciaran Hinds) has been in prison for committing sexual acts with their son Billy's (Chris Marquette) young friends and, amidst their son Timmy's (Dylan Riley Snyder) bar mitzvah plans, is trying to reconnect with Billy. Meanwhile, Trish is planning for Harvey (Michael Lerner) to move in with her and is concerned with how her sons will treat Harvey. The third sister, Helen, is a Hollywood screenwriter who has her own problems to deal with. With their pasts haunting them, where will the family go from here?
|Love Is All There Is 1996 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Joseph Bologna, Renee Taylor
Cast: Lainie Kazan, Joseph Bologna, Barbara Carrera, Renee Taylor, Paul Sorvino, Angelina Jolie, Nathaniel Marston, William Hickey, Dick Van Patten, Abe Vigoda, Connie Stevens, Joy Behar, Vera Lockwood, Sal Richards, Annie Meisels
The relationships of feuding families–rival caterers: Sadie and Mike Capomezzo (Lainie Kazan and Joseph Bologna) and Maria and Piero Malacici (Barbara Carrera and Paul Sorvino)–are thrown into a tailspin when their children (Angelina Jolie and Nathaniel Marston) fall in love while starring in their school production of "Romeo and Juliet." 1 User Review
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|Lovesick 1983 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Marshall Brickman
Cast: Dudley Moore, Alec Guinness, Elizabeth McGovern, John Huston, Wallace Shawn, Alan King, Renee Taylor, Ron Silver, Gene Saks, David Strathairn, Christine Baranski, Kent Broadhurst, Anne DeSalvo, Otto Bettmann, Anne Kerry
Saul Benjamin (Dudley Moore) is a married psychiatrist who is about to commit the #1 professional taboo: he is falling in love with his patient Chloe Allen (Elizabeth McGovern). He ignores the advice of Sigmund Freud's ghost (Alec Guinness) and enters into a passionate affair with Chloe. Will he eventually heed Freud's advice or continue with the affair?
|Made for Each Other 1971 PG, 104 min.|
Director: Robert B. Bean
Cast: Renee Taylor, Joseph Bologna, Paul Sorvino, Olympia Dukakis, Helen Verbit, Louis Zorich, Norman Shelley, Adam Arkin, Ron Carey, Peggy Pope
Two dysfunctional people (Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna) meet at their encounter session that begins an offbeat relationship that leads to marriage. Very funny. 1 User Review
|One of the funniest movies of the 70's||Tianello 08/12/2010 |
| I have been trying to find this movie for almost 40 years. My husband and I saw it in 1971 and thought it was hysterically funny. Bologna and Taylor, who are married in real life, play an Italian and a Jew, and there's a scene when he brings her home to meet his mother that is priceless. For some reason, it is not available on DVD or video, to my knowledge. I once caught the tail end of it on AMC. Haven't seen it since.|
|National Lampoon's Gold Diggers 2004 PG-13, 88 min.|
Director: Gary Preisler
Cast: Will Friedle, Chris Owen, Louise Lasser, Renee Taylor, Nikki Schieler Ziering, Rudy De Luca, John Paul Lubran, Jack Oug, JJ Cole, Rena Riffel
Plotting to inherit a fortune, Lenny (Chris Owen) and Cal (Will Friedle) marry sisters Doris (Louise Lasser) and Betty (Renee Taylor). But plans go awry when it is discovered that Betty and Doris are not wealthy and, in fact, have their own ulterior motives for the marriages.
|A New Leaf 1971 G, 102 min.|
Director: Elaine May
Cast: Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Jack Weston, George Rose, William Redfield, James Coco, Graham Jarvis, Doris Roberts, Rose Arrick, Renee Taylor
Once-wealthy Henry Graham (Walter Matthau) plans to regain financial status by marrying heiress Henrietta Lowell (Elaine May) and then killing her. Plans change when he turns over a new leaf and becomes a loving spouse. 3 User Reviews
|Funny Film||kangaroo 03/24/2013 |
| Great film, very funny and heartwarming. Saw it years ago, and wish I could get it on DVD.|
|GREAT MOVIE||DICKIE 12/22/2010 |
| ONE OF HIS BEST.|
|Anonymous 08/16/2007 |
| I loved this movie and wish it were on DVD so I could purchase it!|
|The Producers 1968 N/R, 88 min.|
Director: Mel Brooks
Cast: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Dick Shawn, Lee Meredith, Christopher Hewett, Estelle Winwood, Renee Taylor, Frank Campanella, Andreas Voutsinas, David Patch, William Hickey, Barney Martin, Shimen Ruskin, Josip Elic
Mel Brooks won the Oscar for Best Screenplay in this film about two characters, Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) and Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), who con people into investing in a non-existent Broadway show: "Springtime for Hitler." Wilder received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. 2 User Reviews
|Parts of this are the funniest movie ever made||1fatts 03/27/2007 |
| Mel Brooks is a cannon on the loose. It is his strength and his weakness. The 2000-year-old man sketches with Carl Reiner are classic for Brooks' unpredictable leaps from political humor to burlesque inuendo to bizarre non-sequitur. At his best, he can take your breath away. At his worst, he is a runaway train.|
Stand-up comedy benefits most from this kind of wildness; movies suffer most. Movies need plot and structure and discipline.
Brooks' best film, as a work of cinema, is probably Young Frankenstein because Gene Wilder shared writing credit and imposed some order which Mel Brooks simply cannot supply -- see all the shotgun "sometimes the magic works and sometimes it doesn't" humor of "Robin Hood - Men in Tights", "Spaceballs", et al.
But even in a movie that is all over the map (they pretty much run out of central joke and plot in The Producers after the play is a hit), there are a half a dozen scenes that are perhaps the funniest stuff every put on film. Brooks' writing is certainly a major factor, and the other is the casting. Only Zero Mostel was Zero Mostel. He was a life force, a stampede, a landslide. He defined this role . . . and Tevye in Fiddler . . . and Pseudolus in "Funny Thing Happened. . . " Other people may have played his roles, but they were never near the standared. His Max Biolystock is incomparable. His teaming with the young, intensely neurotic Leo Bloom (Wilder), the outrageous Hold Me Touch Me (Estelle Winwood), Kenneth Mars' Nazi, Christopher Hewitt's gay director ("Max, he's wearing a dress."), etc. are the best scenes Brooks has every directed, the funniest filmwork he has ever done.
The first twenty minutes of the film are incomparable. I forgive Brooks all the dead ends and ramblings that may go on elsewhere. I take it as the price we have to pay to be allowed into the near-perfection of the scenes that work.
You can't call youself knowledgeable in comic film if you haven't studied The Producers.
|Outstanding||Googleeyes 03/01/2007 |
| One of Mel Brooks finest achievements, maybe the best of his achievements.|
|White Palace 1990 R, 104 min.|
Director: Luis Mandoki
Cast: Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates, Eileen Brennan, Spiros Focas, Jeremy Piven, Renee Taylor, Gina Gershon, Steven Hill
Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon) is in her 40s and works at a fast-food joint. Max Baron (James Spader) is an advertising executive in his mid-20s. They meet; the unlikely couple fall in love; and, in spite of great odds, they find happiness together. 1 User Review
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|1. Alfie (2004)|
2. All I Want for Christmas (1991)
3. The Boynton Beach Club (2005)
4. Delirious (1991)
5. The Errand Boy (1961)
6. Jennifer on My Mind (1971)
7. Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)
8. Life During Wartime (2009)
9. Love Is All There Is (1996)
10. Lovesick (1983)
11. Made for Each Other (1971)
12. National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2004)
13. A New Leaf (1971)
14. The Producers (1968)
15. White Palace (1990)
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