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Why on earth does Hollywood make such awful comedy movies? UPDATED2- Page 3

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If you doubt Eddie Murphy's talent as a leading man in comedies, I suggest you check out "The Nutty Professor" remake, "Trading Places", or the more recent Netflix vehicle "Dolemite is My Name". 

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When I pop back here I'm often disappointed when I'm reminded there's no "Like" button. Like for MrMatt two posts above.

 

Also love the Dolemite movie.

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I do not think they make that many comedies, romantic comedies or dramas anymore. Adult pictures seem to be made for cable and streaming platforms. I think the demographic for major movie viewing skews towards younger people since there is more money to be made and the films tend to be action or fantasy oriented.

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King of Staten Island is probably one of the best comedies out there
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There was time when they were so commonplace: Father of the Bride, Postcards From The Edge, Pretty Woman, Baby Boom, While You Were Sleeping, Annie Hall, Four Weddings and a Funeral and one of my favorites, Defending Your Life....now they are very infrequent....I think the last one I saw was Long Shot which was solid but not in the ranks of the afore mentioned pictures.

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Here are some American comedies and comedy-dramas released in 2019, all of which I liked, and some that are among my favorite films of the year. So, needless to say, I think the question posed by the OP is a stupid one.

JOJO RABBIT

BOOKSMART

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON

GOOD BOYS

KNIVES OUT

LATE NIGHT

READY OR NOT

LONG SHOT

YESTERDAY

ISN'T IT ROMANTIC?

THE FAREWELL

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Updated On: 6/14/20 at 03:03 PM
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I did not realize we were including films produced by streaming services.

Updated On: 6/15/20 at 02:59 PM
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SmoothLover said: "I did not realize we were including films produced by streaming services."

Every movie on my list, including DOLEMITE, had a theatrical release.

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CT2NYC said: "SmoothLover said: "I did not realize we were including films produced by streaming services."

Every movieon my list, including DOLEMITE,had a theatrical release.
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But they were not all made by Hollywood studios. But your list was quite complete and I admit that I remembered Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Which I adored after my original post. I thought about Late Night but remembered it was produced by Amazon.

Seems you could have avoided calling the original post stupid....rather mean on your part.

Updated On: 6/16/20 at 11:52 PM

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