Hardy har har

by Ginger on September 1, 2008

in Downtime, Entertain Me

So you know what’s really annoying? Going to see a movie, a comedy, that you’ve heard a lot about–and walking out not knowing if you thought it was funny or not because the family behind you laughed at LITERALLY every other line. I’m not exaggerating. And the loudest, most dialogue covering laugh you can imagine.

I get something being funny. And if everyone in the theater had been laughing, it wouldn’t have mattered. But, folks, just cuz it’s a comedy doesn’t mean that every single last line is laugh out loud funny. It can’t be–for a comedy to truly work there have to be moments that build up to the laugh. Moments that give you that development into the funny. Character development, and plot, and heck, even just good old fashioned exposition.

Luckily, the tickets were free, or I’d have been really pissed.

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