San Sebastian Film Festival 2012

Celebration of the evolution of modern US comedy.

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Zoolander Zoolander
Zoolander and Dude, Where's My Car?
American Pie (Country: US; Year: 1998; Director: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz; Writer: Adam Herz; Stars: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Tara Reid, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Mena Suvari, Eugene Levy, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Seann William Scott, John Cho)
High-schoolers enter a pact to lose their virginity.
Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Adam McKay; Writer: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay; Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell)
TV news channel farce, with bike shed humour and sexist innuendo.
The Blues Brothers (Country: US; Year: 1980; Director: John Landis; Writer: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis; Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Fisher, Twiggy), Official Site, Trailer
Two sometime blues musicians and petty crooks aim to put on the biggest show of their lives to raise the money to save the orphanage where they grew up.
Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (Borat) (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Larry Charles; Writer: Sacha Baron Cohen, Antony Hines, Peter Baynham, Dan Mazer, from a story by Sacha Baron Cohen, Peter Baynham, Antony Hines, Todd Phillips; Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Pamela Anderson, Ken Davitian)
A fake documentary about a Kazakhstani TV reporter on a cultural mission to America.
Bridesmaids (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Paul Feig; Writer: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo), Official Site
Despite her best attempts to be a model member of the bridal party, an unlucky-in-love singleton finds herself rapidly becoming the ’maid of dishonour’.
National Lampoon's Animal House National Lampoon's Animal House
National Lampoon's Animal House and Funny People
Caddyshack (Country: US; Year: 1980; Director: Harold Ramis; Writer: Brian Doyle-Murray, Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney; Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe, Bill Murray, Sarah Holcomb, Scott Colomby, Cindy Morgan, Dan Resin, Henry Wilcoxon, Elaine Aiken, Albert Salmi, Ann Ryerson, Brian Doyle-Murray, Hamilton Mitchell)
A golf course tangles with a skirt-chasing player and a destructive gopher.
Dazed and Confused (Country: US; Year: 1993; Director: Richard Linklater; Writer: Richard Linklater; Stars: Jason London, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Shawn Andrews, Rory Cochrane, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Sasha Jenson, Marissa Ribisi, Deena Martin, Michelle Burke, Cole Hauser, Christine Harnos, Wiley Wiggins, Mark Vandermeulen)
Freshers week comedy.
Dude, Where's My Car? (Country: US; Year: 2000; Director: Danny Leiner; Writer: Philip Stark; Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Sean William Scott, Jennifer Garner, Marla Sokoloff, David Herman)
Teenage wasters... and a car.
Dumb And Dumber (Country: US; Year: 1994; Director: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly; Writer: Peter Farrelly, Bennett Yellin, Bobby Farrelly; Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr, Karen Duffy, Charles Rocket, Victoria Rowell, Joe Baker, Hank Brandt, Teri Garr, Brady Bluhm, Cam Neely, Felton Perry, Brad Lockerman, Rob Moran)
After a chauffeur falls for a woman he is driving to the airport, he enlists the help of his dimwitted buddy to try to give a briefcase she has forgotten back to her.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Nicholas Stoller; Writer: Jason Segel; Stars: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill), Official Site, Trailer
Trying to get over his girlfried, a depressed young man goes on holiday only to discover that she's booked into the same resort with her new love.
Bridesmaids Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids and American Pie
Funny People (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Judd Apatow; Writer: Judd Apatow; Stars: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza), Official Site, Trailer
A popular comedian has to re-evaluate his life when he discovers he has cancer, but things don't go the way he expects.
The Hangover (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Todd Phillips; Writer: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore; Stars: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Sasha Barrese, Jeffrey Tambor, Ken Jeong, Mike Tyson), Official Site, Trailer
After a drunken stag night in Vegas, nobody can remember what happened - and the groom is missing.
Happy Gilmore (Country: US; Year: 1996; Director: Dennis Dugan; Writer: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler; Stars: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Frances Bay, Allen Covert, Robert Smigel, Bob Barker, Richard Kiel, Dennis Dugan, Joe Flaherty, Lee Trevino, Kevin Nealon, Verne Lundquist, Jared Van Snellenberg, Ken Camroux)
After being knocked out of the hockey league, a man turns to golf to get cash for his gran.
Idiocracy (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Mike Judge; Writer: Mike Judge, Mike Judge, Etan Cohen; Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews, Anthony 'Citric' Campos, David Herman, Sonny Castillo, Kevin McAfee, Robert Musgrave, Michael McCafferty, Christopher Ryan, Justin Long, Heath Jones, Eli Muñoz, Patrick Fischler)
A soldier who took part in a hibernation programme reawakens to discover he is the most intelligent person left alive.
Lost In America (Country: US; Year: 1985; Director: Albert Brooks; Writer: Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson; Stars: Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Sylvia Farrel, Tina Kincaid, Candy Ann Brown, Maggie Roswell, Hans Wagner, Brandy Rubin, Michael Greene, Tom Tarpey, Robert Hughes, Raynold Gideon, John Di Fusco, Michael Cornelison, Radu Gavor)
A middle-class couple decide to quit work and take a caravan roadtrip across America.
The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers and Napoleon Dynamite
Meatballs (Country: Canada; Year: 1979; Director: Ivan Reitman; Writer: Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg, Janis Allen, Harold Ramis; Stars: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Russ Banham, Kristine DeBell, Sarah Torgov, Jack Blum, Keith Knight, Cindy Girling, Todd Hoffman, Margot Pinvidic, Matt Craven, Norma Dell'Agnese, Chris Makepeace, Michael Kirby)
Struggles of a youngster at summer camp
Napoleon Dynamite (Napoleon Dynamite - Special Edition) (Country: US; Year: 2004; Director: Jared Hess; Writer: Jared Hess, Jurusha Hess; Stars: Jon Heder, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Diedrich Bader, Tina Majorino, Sandy Martin, Haylie Duff, Shondrella Avery, Trevor Snarr)
In praise of small town high school losers who discover their skills.
National Lampoon's Animal House (Country: US; Year: 1978; Director: John Landis; Writer: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller; Stars: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst, Karen Allen, Cesare Danova, Peter Riegert, Mary Louise Weller, Kevin Bacon, Donald Sutherland)
Grandaddy of teen gross-out comedies takes a chainsaw to college frat house conformity.
A Night at the Roxbury (Country: US; Year: 1998; Director: John Fortenberry, Peter Markle; Writer: Steve Koren, Will Ferrell; Stars: Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell, Dan Hedaya, Molly Shannon, Richard Grieco)
Two losers dream of opening the coolest night club in town.
Pineapple Express (Country: USA; Year: 2008; Director: David Gordon Green; Writer: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Judd Apatow; Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Kevin Corrigan, Craig Robinson, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Ed Begley Jr., Nora Dunn, Amber Heard, Joe Lo Truglio, Arthur Napiontek, Cleo King, Bill Hader, James Remar), Official Site, Trailer
Stoner comedy about a dude and his dealer on the run.
Very Bad Things Very Bad Things
Very Bad Things and Pineapple Express
Porky's (Country: Canada, US; Year: 1982; Director: Bob Clark; Writer: Bob Clark; Stars: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson, Cyril O'Reilly, Tony Ganios, Kaki Hunter, Kim Cattrall, Nancy Parsons, Scott Colomby, Boyd Gaines, Doug McGrath, Susan Clark, Art Hindle, Wayne Maunder)
High schoolers try to lose their viriginity, with comic consequences.
Punch-Drunk Love (Punch Drunk Love) (Country: US; Year: 2002; Director: Paul Thomas Anderson; Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson; Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Ashley Clark, Jason Andrews, Don McManus, David Schrempf, Seann Conway, Rico Bueno, Hazel Mailloux, Karen Kilgariff)
Adam Sandler is a disturbed loner in a blue suit who is full of fear and suppressed rage
Revenge Of The Nerds (Country: US; Year: 1984; Director: Jeff Kanew; Writer: Tim Metcalfe, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai, Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai; Stars: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese, Curtis Armstrong, Larry B. Scott, Brian Tochi, Julia Montgomery, Michelle Meyrink, Ted McGinley, Matt Salinger, Donald Gibb, James Cromwell, David Wohl, John Goodman)
A group of bullied misfits fight back.
Road Trip (Year: 2000; Director: Todd Phillips; Writer: Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong; Stars: Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, Paulo Costanzo, DJ Qualls, Tom Green, Rachel Blanchard, Anthony Rapp, Fred Ward, Andy Dick, Ethan Suplee, Horatio Sanz, Rhoda Griffis, Marla Sucharetza, Edmund Lyndeck)
Disaster comedy sees a group of friends travel the country to try to get back a sex tape mistakenly sent to a girlfriend.
Rushmore (Country: USA; Year: 1998; Director: Wes Anderson; Writer: Wes Anderson; Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel, Brian Cox, Mason Gamble, Sara Tanaka, Stephen McCole, Connie Nielsen, Luke Wilson, Dipak Pallana)
Comic look at life in a private school.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Punch-Drunk Love
Smiley Face (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Gregg Araki; Writer: Dylan Haggerty; Stars: Anna Faris, Roscoe Lee Browne, Danny Masterson, Ben Falcone, Adam Brody, Brian Posehn, Rick Hoffman, Matthew J. Evans, Davenia McFadden, Joey Diaz, Jim Rash)
Jane F, an unsuccessful slacker actress, inadvertently eats her roommate's pot cupcakes and proceeds to have a very strange day of hijinks and surreal misadventures.
Superbad (Country: USA; Year: 2007; Director: Greg Mottola; Writer: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg; Stars: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen, Martha MacIsaac, Emma Stone, Aviva Farber, Joe Lo Truglio, Kevin Corrigan, Clement Blake)
An ode to friendship in the final night of high-school leads to a party never to be forgotten.
Very Bad Things (Country: US; Year: 1998; Director: Peter Berg; Writer: Peter Berg; Stars: Christian Slater, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Stern, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Jon Favreau)
Things get nasty for a group of friends after a prostitute is killed on a stag night.
Whip It (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Drew Barrymore; Writer: Shauna Cross, based on her novel; Stars: Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Juliette Lewis), Official Site, Trailer
A bored suburban girl discovers a new way to live when she attends a roller derby and meets a tough team of competitive skaters.
Zoolander (Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Ben Stiller; Writer: Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, John Hamburg; Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Christine Taylor, Jerry Stiller, Milla Jovovich, Jon Voight)
Ben Stiller spoofs the fashion world and adds on a political assassination subplot.

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