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Social Realist Comedies / Buddy Films

Postby numbersix » July 8th, 2018, 12:10 pm

Hey all,

Need your thoughts again. Looking for films that are comedies but are set in a very realistic class setting, ideally working class. The more realistic the better

Examples I can think of are This is England, Somerstown Happy Go Lucky, The Young Offenders, The Angel's Share, East is East.

Also, realistic buddy movies involving two very different protagonists who constantly bicker. Like The Guard.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Social Realist Comedies / Buddy Films

Postby Buscemi2 » July 8th, 2018, 12:41 pm

Dumb and Dumber? :)

Yeah, it doesn't seem there are many of these in the US. It's all about "will it play in China?" or "will it play in the South?" so we end up ramping up the ridiculous or making it about explosions and forcing Ryan Reynolds or Adam Devine onto audiences.
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Re: Social Realist Comedies / Buddy Films

Postby Ron Burgundy » July 8th, 2018, 10:28 pm

I watched a couple of movies in the past fortnight in a working class environment but they are in America so no idea if its realistic but i think its slightly over the top: they are called Waiting and Employee of the Month. Also The Promotion springs to mind.

There is an Aussie movie, low budget, fairly realistic called Kenny and one of my fav Aussie comedies called The Castle

Key word to buddy movies is Realistic, well theres nothing close to realistic about Hollywood buddy movies, so thats a fair challenge, ill think a bit and get back to you on that one
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Re: Social Realist Comedies / Buddy Films

Postby Walleye413 » July 8th, 2018, 11:13 pm

Not sure if The Way, Way Back exactly fits but it's got a lot of elements to that. And it's brilliant.
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