50 Worst Comedy Movies

Laughter free-zones

The Holiday (2006)

The Movie: A thoroughly anaemic festive romcom, boasting one of the genre's least convincing relationships in the Kate Winslet / Jack Black hookup.

Worst Gag: The horribly cringe-inducing moment when Black starts wooing Winslet with a series of goofy keyboard riffs.

Fool's Gold (2008)

The Movie: How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days , minus the intriguing set-up, most of the clothes and all of the humour. How many rom-coms can you think of with sudden bouts of violence thrown in?

Worst Gag: Silly old McConaughey sinks his ship in the first few minutes.

Not much of an adventurer, is he? Ho ho ho.

Vampires Suck (2010)

The Movie: It's difficult to know who a Twilight parody is aiming for, as fans won't be impressed and non-fans won't be interested.

So it is with Vampires Suck , which lives up to its name with aplomb.

Worst Gag: A Tiger Woods gag, seemingly thrown in to fill time. As you do.

The Hot Chick (2002)

The Movie: Rob Schneider gets his gurn on in this high-concept farce, playing a teenage girl trapped in a grown man's body.

Let the mincing and flouncing commence!

Worst Gag: The frantic mugging that greets the initial transformation, compounded by the knowledge that there's plenty more to come…

Town And Country (2001)

The Movie: A creaking comedy hanging around the unlikely premise of marital infidelity, in which a group of unlikeable rich fortysomethings jump from one bed to another.

Dated in the extreme.

Worst Gag: The positioning of ageing Warren Beatty as a spritely womaniser and the central source of humour is largely why the film sinks without trace.

Me, Myself And Irene (2000)

The Movie: The Farrellys burst their own gross-out bubble in this resolutely unlikeable exercise in attempting to shock the audience.

Crude without the counterbalancing sweetness of their better efforts.

Worst Gag:
As Jim Carrey takes a shit on a neighbours lawn, The Mask seems a long time ago…

The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle (2000)

The Movie: A big-screen version of the popular cartoon, featuring an earth-shatteringly dismal performance from Robert De Niro as the villain of the piece.

Worst Gag: De Niro's send up of his Taxi Driver persona is just plain depressing.

Boat Trip (2002)

The Movie: A pair of buddies find themselves conned into attending an all-gay cruise.

An all-gay cruise that still seems to have a couple of stone cold hotties on board.

You can fill in the blanks yourselves.

Worst Gag: Roger Moore's eyebrow is perma-cocked as he prowls around as a fruity old lech.

Stay well clear, Bond fans.

Little Man (2006)

The Movie: Textbook Wayans brothers grotesquery as Marlon plays a two-foot jewel-thief posing as an infant.

It's quite the film that manages to exhaust you with its premise alone…

Worst Gag: The inevitable breast-feeding routine. Jesus wept.

Kangaroo Jack (2003)

The Movie: A pair of chancers have a suitcase full of mob money stolen by a rogue kangaroo.

Even for a kids movie, this is seriously stupid.

Worst Gag: Poor Anthony Anderson is forced to strip down to his jeans, paint himself in tribal markings and then allow a job-lot of ants to crawl up his inside leg. Dignified, it ain't.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.
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