We like Jim Carrey. We like him because he needs to be liked. If we ignore him, he'll just do what he does anyway – flap his jaw, hoist his Chiclet teeth over his lips, emit an aria of squeaks and yawps – and it'll be embarrassing for everyone.
It's no secret that there is big money to be made in the wedding business. Depending on the source, it's a thriving $50-billion- to $75-billion-a-year industry -- enough that if everyone agreed to take a year off, we could personally bail out the auto industry.
"Sexo con Amor (Sex With Love)" is a Chilean comedy about sex and relationships. The film portrays a society in which strict Catholic rules disappear once inside the bedroom or behind closed doors.
An innocuous but haphazard family comedy that seems less crafted for children than dreamed up by a team of them, "Bedtime Stories" is energetic enough to occupy youngsters yet slipshod enough that their parents will wish that a few more adults had been around during filming.
Japan's king of comedy Koki Matani ushers in 2009 with his newest production, "Magic Hour." The story opens with a gangster, played by Satoshi Tsumabuki, caught having an affair with his boss's wife, played by Eri Fukatsu.
"Smart People," written by Mark Jude Poirier and directed by Noam Murrois, is a quirky comedy about the trials and tribulations of a dysfunctional family as it navigates through life in a trancelike state after the death of the mother.
Funnymen in Hollywood often have to turn serious if they want to win recognition for their acting abilities. After being thrown some choice supporting and leading roles in recent years, Steve Carell ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin") plays it straight in "Dan in Real Life."
"What Just Happened?" is a good question to ask during this dark comedy/drama of a whirlwind two weeks in the life of a successful Hollywood producer "Ben" (played by Robert DeNiro) whose career is rapidly going downhill.
Love, sex, jealousy, food and murder in the streets and prisons of Brazil are the main issues raised in "Estomago," a surreal ride in an amazing genre-defying film that rewards those who give it a chance.
Male viewers beware; stick to the law, or have someone else's thing stuck up your anus. This seems to be the strongest message that consumes veteran slapstick actor Rob Schneider's directoral debut of "Big Stan," where he pumps out the latest edition of his seemingly unending saga of transformation gigglers.