Film

Australian movie A Few Best Men

With all the gross out jokes and silliness of the common comedy romp, you’d think making them would be easy. Well, it’s not. It’s actually really difficult. Writing a joke is one of the hardest tasks anyone can undertake.

With films, there’s also the inherent problem of narrative, as at some stage, the stupidity can no longer be sustained and you have to get on with the story. It’s a movie after all, not a sketch comedy show. So the last third is where most comedies falter as they put substance over slapstick and try to eek out some meaningful conclusion. A Few Best Men sits in a curious comedy netherworld as it resists putting the comedy or the narrative at the forefront at any stage, making for a well-balanced laugh excursion. Great fun throughout, with a best man’s speech for the ages.

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