Essential Comedy Collection

  |  Buy to Own: 15/09/2008
  |  624 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Collection of modern comedy films. In 'Superbad' (2007), two socially inept teenage boys are about to graduate from high school. Having been accepted into different colleges, the two are forced to contemplate life apart - a concept that induces severe separation anxiety in them both. Evan (Michael Cera) is sweet, smart, and generally terrified. Seth (Jonah Hill) is foul-mouthed, volatile, and all-consumed with the topic of human sexuality. The film portrays their misguided attempts to reverse a lifelong losing streak with the opposite sex in one panic-driven night - that awful, humiliating night you cherish for the rest of your life... In 'The 40 Year-Old Virgin' (2005), Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is a 40-year-old geek who works in an electronics store and seems content with his life. But when his co-workers find out that Andy is still a virgin, they decide to set him up with a woman so he can finally have sex. After meeting single-mother Trish (Catherine Keener), a woman who genuinely seems to like him, Andy thinks his wait is over, but what Andy's friends don't know is that Trish isn't quite ready for a physical relationship with him yet, and that he's going to have to wait a bit longer before he can lose his virginity. In 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry' (2007), New York firefighters Chuck Levine (Adam Sandler) and Larry Valentine (Kevin James) live different lives. Whilst Chuck is a self-confessed lothario out for a good time, Larry is a widower struggling to keep a regular home life for the sake of his two young children. With Larry refusing to take up life as a single parent and deal with his loss, he forgets to change the primary beneficiary of his pension from his wife to his children before the cut-off date, which would financially protect them in the event of a work injury. So, after Larry saves Chuck's life in a fire, he finds an article about a same-sex domestic partnership and realises he has to get married again - and Chuck could help him pay his debt quicker than anticipated! In 'Talladega Nights' (2006), NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is a national hero because of his 'win at all costs' approach. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly), are a fearless duo known as 'Shake' and 'Bake' by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) challenges Shake and Bake for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing's top driver. In 'American Pie' (1999), prom night at East Green Falls High is only three weeks away and hormonal teens Jim (Jason Biggs), Oz (Chris Klein), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) and Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) all vow to lose their virginity before the big night. Rumours are already spreading of Finch's sexual prowess; Oz plans to seduce the newly arrived Heather (Mena Suvari); and Kevin, well at least he has girlfriend Vicky (Tara Reid); but Jim? Jim is growing more desperate with every passing day. Will the boys get lucky in the time remaining? Finally, in 'Not Another Teen Movie' (2001), when he is dumped by his girlfriend, popular football star Jake (Chris Evans) takes on a wager in which he is charged with transforming freaky-geeky art student Janey (Chyler Leigh) into a prom queen. After receiving an initially frosty reception, Jake begins to spend time with Janey, and the pair develop strong feelings for each other. But what will happen when she finds out about the wager?