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... and it definitely had some good laughs. No, it's not a "wonderfully" funny movie but it contains quite a bit of slapstick-type stuff and nonsense humor. All I wanted tonight was something to laugh at and that's what I got, so I'm happy.

Also, I saw the previews for another movie that's coming up in a few weeks and, dangit, I can't think of the title or even the premise right now. All I remember is that Ken and I looked at each other and said "that ought to be worth seeing!"

EDITED TO ADD: I searched for upcoming movies and found the one I was thinking about. It's called New In Town and stars Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick, Jr.

Basically, the idea is that Renee's character's employer sends her to Minnesota to a new startup branch for the company. She's never been in snow previous to the move! It looks like she hates every minute of living there until she mets Harry Connick's Jr's character and they begin to develop a relationship.

It probably appeals to me because I get a kick out of people I see who don't know how to handle the white stuff. We see a lot of newbies to the snow with the Air Force Base right here.
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That movie does look cute!

It's funny how non-snow people think it would be "sooooo romantic" to live someplace where it snows.

Yes, it's romantic in the movies when it's snowing outside, and you have a wonderful fire going in the fireplace and you're toasting with someone special.....blah....blah....blah....

But they're INSIDE!!

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Glad you had a nice time!

I also saw the preview for "New In Town", and while it looked fairly amusing, I got the impression that all the funny bits were shown in the previews. Maybe on video!
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I hate movie previews. By the time they're done, there's no need to see the movie. They showed practically every bit of Last Chance Harvey. After almost every preview, my friend and I looked at each other and said, "Well, no need to go see that one now, either!"

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I dislike previews because they can be so misleading. My sister and I went to a drive-in to see a movie we thought was going to be a bust-the-gut, laugh-until-you-cried comedy. It turned out to be a DRAMA. Heck, not even a dram-edy. Because the previews showed every funny bit in the movie, it made us think it was going to be a comedy.

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...Hm... I remembered Keanu, but I didn't recall Phoenix was in that movie...he must not have been well known at that time.



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Really, Heidi? I thought that movie had so many funny parts! I would consider is a dramedy. It was marketed as a comedy, so that was a bit misleading.

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I was 21 or 22 when I saw that movie. I think the previews led me to believe it was going to be a very funny movie, but the problem was the previews showed every funny part in the movie and all that was left as new-to-view was the drama parts. I would probably enjoy the movie better now, but back then, I was expecting a comedy and was disappointed because it was not what I was led to believe and prepared/excited to see.



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That's true. I remember the #1 promo, "Do you want to throw up?" "Okay" SPLAT!

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Talking of wrongly labelled genres. I went to see Eragon with my dad a couple of years ago.
That should have been called a comedy. Even the great Jeremy Irons couldn't save this pee-pot of a sham of a film. Terrible dialogue, crappy story (which seemed like a cheap rip off of the Lord of the Rings), and hilarious acting.

Pearl Harbour and U571 are also pretty funny, but only because of the whole "hollywood history" thing. The actual events of pearl Harbour aren't funny obviously.
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I thought Eragon (the movie) was okay. It was probably filmed with teens in mind, and it seriously lacked because the book contained so much more information, the movie could basically only skim it and doing so left a lot to be desired. Teen-aged author Christopher Paolini did a superb job, though I must say...I found his books a bit tedious to get through. I have bought/read all three, and will buy/read the final book, but I do so out of "it is something I started so I must finish it" rather than a true enjoyment like I had with the Harry Potter series.



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