Let’s take a look at the list of 2012 comedy films; these are the biggest and best comedy movies of the year. 2012 came with minor league baseball broadcaster Billy Crystal in Parental Guidance, Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand taking a cross-country trip in The Guilt Trip and Eddie Murphy as a fast talking literary agent in A Thousand Words, that and much more. Here’s the List of 2012 comedy films with every significant witty theatrical release:
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List Of 2012 Comedy Films-
Director: Andy Fickman
Starring: Billy Crystal, Marisa Tomei, Bette Midler, Tom Everett Scott
Release Date: 25 December 2012
Billy Crystal plays the role of a minor league baseball broadcaster. The movie is a story of crystal and his wife (Bette Midler) who are soon to be separated for good, the movie progresses when they find themselves in charge of their 3 grand kids while their daughter is away for work. Grandpa tries his hands on some 21st century childcare methods but in next to no time he is forced to fall back on the old-school style of parenting. Overall, Parental Guidance is a family friendly film.
The Guilt Trip:
Director: Anne Fletcher
Starring: Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Colin Hanks, Yvonne Strahovski,Adam Scott
Release Date: 25 December 2012
Next entry on our list of 2012 comedy films is The Guil Trip – The plot revolves around an inventor (Seth Rogen) who invites his mother (Barbra Streisand) on a cross-country tour as he attempts to sell his new product, at the same time as reuniting his mom with her lost love.
A Thousand Words:
Director: Brian Robbins
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis, Kerry Washington, Clark Duke
Release Date: 23 March 2012
Murphy plays a fast talking literary agent who after stretching for the real truth on a deal with some spiritual guru discovers a Bodhi tree on his own property. Every word spoken by him makes a leaf fall down and soon he discovers that he will die when the tree loses all its leaves. It’s a good concept for a comedy – drama.
Director: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Starring: Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein
Release Date: 6 April 2012
Our list of 2012 best comedy films would be incomplete without American Reunion. The entire gang from the first movie returns for their high school reunion. Jim and Michelle are married since 1999, Kevin and Vicky have said their goodbyes, Heather and Oz have grown apart, and Finch yearns for the kind of adventure he had with Stifler’s mother. Now these lifetime friends have come back home as grownups to muse over, and get motivated by, the hormonal adolescents who once launched a comedy marvel.
That’s My Boy:
Director: Sean Anders, John Morris
Starring: Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, Andy Samberg, James Caan
Release Date: 15 June 2012
Adam Sandler plays a bad-tempered father who moves in with his son (Andy Samberg) and his sons fiancée just before they are about to get married. The fiancée and father immediately come to blows. The odd 12 year age difference between son and father is shown nicely in the movie.
This Is 40:
Director: Judd Apatow
Starring: Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Megan Fox, Jason Segal, Albert Brooks
Release Date: 21 December 2012
This is 40 is a Knocked Up spin-off focused on a story about Debbie’s (Leslie Mann) and Pete’s (Paul Rudd) current life. Director Apatow wanted to explore more ground with the Knocked up duo. Megan Fox has been a big role. Jason Segal is returns as the improper stoner from ‘Knocked Up’. Pete runs a record label and Fox’s character doesn’t come between him and Debbie, and the movie shows how the couple is coming to terms with their life over the hill.
Director: Akiva Schaffer
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade
Release Date: 27 July 2012
Next up on our list of 2012 comedy movies is The Watch. The plot revolves around Ben Stiller, a community conscious manager of a Costco store who sets up a neighborhood watch to solve a murder; however he soon discovers that the participants (Hill, Vaughn and Ayoade) just want to rest and have a good time. The group’s unexciting investigation becomes more exciting when they become aware of an alien plot to take over the world.
Jeff Who Lives At Home
Director: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Starring: Jason Segel, Judy Greer, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon
Release Date: 2 March 2012
Jeff (Jason Segal) plays a 30 year-old stoner in Jeff Who Lives At Home which is the last entry on our list of 2012 best comedy films. In the movie Jeff still lives with his single mom (Susan Sarandon) he is crashing in her basement. He sits around reflecting on the meaning of life while his mom is doing a 9 to 5 office job. He can’t understand his brothers (Ed Helms) life with his passive aggressive wife (Judy Greer). But Jeff’s life changes completely one fine day when he’s forced to leave the house to buy some glue. On his quick trip to buy glue he unravels the mysteries of his destiny.