Classic Comedy Collection

  |  Buy to Own: 15/09/2008
  |  642 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Collection of six comedy features. In 'Liar Liar' (1997), fast-talking lawyer and habitual liar, Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey), is constantly coming up with excuses for not visiting his four-year-old son, Max (Justin Cooper), who lives with Fletcher's ex-wife, Audrey (Maura Tierney). When Fletcher misses Max's fifth birthday party, Max makes a wish that his dad will stop lying for a whole day. The wish is immediately put into practice, and Fletcher thus finds himself becoming disturbingly honest with his boss (immediately after having sex), his colleagues, and worst of all, in court. In 'The Blues Brothers' (1980), Jake and Elwood Blues (John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd) have sold their souls to rhythm 'n' blues, but still lend a hand when the church orphanage in which they were raised is threatened with closure. Resolving to get their old band together and stage a fund-raising gig, the brothers have God on their side but everyone else against them - and that includes a bunch of Country and Western rednecks, an angry chapter of neo-Nazi thugs, the massed ranks of the Chicago police force, and Jake's psychotic ex-girlfriend, Camille (Carrie Fisher). In 'Uncle Buck' (1989), John Candy plays the jobless, happy-go-lucky slob of an uncle who is asked to babysit his niece and nephew (Gaby Hoffman and Macaulay Culkin) at short notice. His hidden flair for childcare soon emerges, even as his relationship with long-suffering girlfriend, Chanice (Amy Madigan), takes a turn for the worse. John 'Home Alone' Hughes directs. In 'Groundhog Day' (1993), cynical TV weatherman, Phil Connors (Bill Murray), finds himself trapped in Punxatawney, Pennsylvania, the nowhere town he has to visit every year in order to cover the traditional Groundhog Day festivities. Stranded overnight due to a blizzard, Phil is horrified when he wakes the following morning to discover that it is Groundhog Day. Again. For some reason, Phil has become trapped in a Punxatawney time loop, forced to live the same day over and over.... until he gets it right. In 'The Jerk' (1979), Navin Johnson (Steve Martin, in his big screen debut) has never quite fitted in with his poor black sharecropper family. The reason for this is finally revealed to him when he comes of age; he is an adopted white child. Deciding to seek his fortune in the big wide world, Navin sets off on a series of misadventures, which culminate in him making millions as the inventor of the opti-grab spectacles. His future wealth and happiness are assured, and it seems that nothing could possibly go wrong. Could it? Finally, in 'Parenthood' (1989), Gil Buckman (Martin) is a father rather too determined to give his kids the love and care which had been withheld from him as a child. Meanwhile, his Yuppie brother-in-law, Nathan (Rick Moranis), is preparing his three-year-old daughter for life in the fast lane by an accelerated learning programme which causes her to miss out on the more basic joys of childhood. Gil's sister, Helen (Dianne Wiest), a single parent, struggles to control her uncommunicative son and wild daughter, while black sheep of the family, Larry (Tom Hulce), returns to sponge off his father (Jason Robards) in order to pay off gambling debts.