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The 5 Stupid Comedies That Are Secretly Very Sad

Firefilm | 16 Jul 2015 12:00
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DISCLAIMER: This is not a series dedicated to proving men shouldn't cry, or to suggest ONLY women cry and are therefore inferior. The goal of this series is to dispel the pre-established (yet flawed) notion that being "manly" and being disconnected from your emotions go hand-in-hand. Even the most macho of men enjoy and even shed a tear at films, and the sooner we can admit that the sooner the concept that one sex is better than the other can go away. While the approach to these articles is one of light-hearted comedy, the emotional core is valid. While men might be more hesitant to admit it, movies often times have the potential to make us cry, for example:

"Stupid Comedies"

Just because something is stupid doesn't mean it doesn't hold value (just ask my wife what she thinks about me!) That being said, remember these are stupid comedies. Ghostbusters is not stupid, it's perfect and will be on a different list. Stupid comedies are comedies that don't necessarily rely on complicated set ups, rich characters or witty dialogue. Fart jokes are on the table and no taboo is off limits. HOWEVER, this list only focuses on those stupid comedies that are actually funny. Sorry Scary Movie, no dice Epic Movie. Collected here are the cream of the idiotic crop, the comedies that are as funny today as they were in theaters. I tried to pick films that don't have a sizable hate-base, but I know there'll be some who have different ideas of what films are the benchmarks of funny, while still having enough quality and heart to stick with pop culture after all these years. Are they perfect comedies? No. Are they worth watching? Yes. Do they make guys cry? Oddly enough, yes.

1. Wayne's World
Based off an old "Saturday Night Live" sketch where two hairband stoners host a cable access show in their basement, most of this film doesn't make sense when you describe it. Chock full of cutaways years before Seth McFarland stepped onto the scene, it's a film with a bare-bones plot that gets filled with so many comedic tangents that there's no way you can't like it. It even has three different endings just so you can take your pick, breaking the fourth wall constantly. Robert Patrick plays the T-1000 for reasons!!

How could a movie this zany even come close to making guys cry? Well it's a bit behind-the-scenes, but there's a plot point where Garth, played by Dana Carvey, is upset at being upstaged by Wayne, played by Mike Myers. They end up resolving their issues fairly quickly and remain friends...on screen. Then we find out that in reality, Dana REALLY FELT THAT WAY, going so far as to accuse Mike of stealing his voice for Dr. Evil. The two had a falling out that really never recovered, despite filming a sequel. When art imitates life in this manner, it's a sad day for us all.

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