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Encyclopedia > Fish out of water comedy film

In a fish out of water comedy film the main character (or characters) finds himself in an alien environment and this drives most of the humor in the film. One example is men having to dress and live as women to accomplish some goal such as in the films Some Like It Hot (1959) and Tootsie (1982). Some Like It Hot is a 1959 comedy film cowritten and directed by Billy Wilder. ... Tootsie is a 1982 comedy film, which tells the story of a talented, but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult makes him unemployable. ...

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Fish out of water themes and examples

One gender having to live as the other

Some Like It Hot is a 1959 comedy film cowritten and directed by Billy Wilder. ... Tootsie is a 1982 comedy film, which tells the story of a talented, but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult makes him unemployable. ... Victor/Victoria is a 1982 musical comedy film. ... Summary Steve Martin plays an attorney dating the boss daughter, who is also an aspiring jazz rhythm guitarist. ... DVD case cover for Just One of the Guys Just One of the Guys is a 1985 comedy film, directed by Lisa Gottlieb. ... Switch is a 1991 film by Blake Edwards. ... Spoiler warning: Ladybugs is a comedic movie released in 1992 starring Rodney Dangerfield as unwilling soccer coach for a girls team, and Jonathan Brandis as his all-star player, who must pose as a girl in order to compete. ... Mrs. ... The Associate is the title of a 1996 film starring Whoopi Goldberg (Laurel Ayres), Dianne Wiest (Sally Dugan), Eli Wallach (Donald Fallon), Timothy Daly (Frank), Bebe Neuwirth (Camille), Austin Pendleton (Aesop), Lainie Kazan (Cindy Mason), George Martin (Manchester), Kenny Kerr (Charlie), Lee Wilkof (Bissel), Helen Hanft, (Mrs. ... A Saintly Switch is a comedy film produced in 1999 in by Walt Disney Animations, first exhibited on The Wonderful World of Disney. ... Big Mommas House (2000) is a comedy starring Martin Lawrence. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Juwanna Mann is a 2002 comedy movie that is directed by Jesse Vaughan. ... The Hot Chick is a 2002 comedy film. ... White Chicks is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and written by Keenen Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. ... Shes the Man is a 2006 film, starring Amanda Bynes and directed by Andy Fickman, based on William Shakespeares play Twelfth Night, or What You Will. ...

Adult having to live as a child and/or vice versa

Back to School is a 1986 movie starring Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, William Zabka, Sam Kinison, and Robert Downey, Jr. ... Like Father, Like Son is a collabrative album planned to release later this year by Lil Wayne & Birdman. ... Big is a 1988 comedy film which tells the story of a teenaged boy who is aged to adulthood by a magical fortune telling machine. ... This page includes English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations such as . ... Rookie of the Year is a 1993 movie starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey. ... Little Big League  is a 1994 film about a teenager who suddenly becomes the owner and then manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. ... Billy Madison is a 1995 comedy starring Adam Sandler in the title role about a slacker who must go back to school in order to take over his fathers company. ... Never Been Kissed is a 1999 comedy directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon, Leelee Sobieski, John C. Reilly, Jessica Alba, and Garry Marshall. ... Like Mike is a 2002 movie, directed by John Schultz and starring Lil Bow Wow, Sandra Prosper, Morris Chesnut and Jonathan Lipnicki. ... Freaky Friday is a childrens novel by Mary Rodgers first published in the USA in 1972, in which a teenage girl and her mother switch bodies and learn to understand each other better. ... 13 Going On 30 (also known as Suddenly 30 in Australia and 13 Love 30 In Japan) is a 2004 comedy movie starring Jennifer Garner. ... Little Man is a 2006 American film starring Wayans brothers Marlon Wayans, and Shawn Wayans, with Kerry Washington, and Tracy Morgan. ...

Laid back or unorthodox individual in an austere environment (or vice versa)

Modern Times is a 1936 film by Charlie Chaplin that has his famous Little Tramp character struggling to survive in the modern, industrialized world. ... Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot, also known as Monsieur Hulots Holiday (UK) and (US), was Jacques Tatis most famous film, released in 1953. ... Mon Oncle (My Uncle) is a 1958 film by Jacques Tati. ... Playtime was French director Jacques Tatis 6th film. ... Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Warren Oates. ... Police Academy is a long-running series of comedy films, the first six of which were made in the 1980s. ... Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... Dead Poets Society is a 1989 film which tells the story of an English teacher at a 1950s boys school who inspires his students to overcome their reluctance to make changes in their lives and stirs up their interests in poetry and literature. ... Sister Act is a 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, directed by Emile Ardolino, and released by Touchstone Pictures. ... In law and in cultural anthropology, affinity, as distinguished from consanguinity, is kinship by marriage. ... Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film starring Adam Sandler, Carl Weathers, Julie Bowen, Allen Covert, Frances Bay and Christopher McDonald. ... Bean, also known as Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie, was a 1997 feature film based on the television series Mr. ... The Princess Diaries is a comedy-drama film and the screen adaptation of Meg Cabots 2000 novel of the same name. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... School of Rock (2003) is a comedy film starring Jack Black. ... The Family Stone is a feature film released on December 16, 2005 depicting the holiday misadventures of the Stone family when the eldest son brings his girlfriend home intending to propose to her with the cherished famiy engagement ring. ... You, Me and Dupree is a comedy film released on July 14, 2006. ...

Pampered or spoiled individual in an austere environment or vice versa

Movie poster for Why Worry? Why Worry? is a 1923 comedy silent film starring Harold Lloyd. ... DVD cover The Gods Must Be Crazy is a movie released in 1980, written and directed by Jamie Uys. ... Private Benjamin is a 1980 comedy film which tells the story of a society girl who discovers things are not as soft when she joins the Army. ... Trading Places is a 1983 comedy film starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. ... Crocodile Dundee is a 1986 Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback in the area around Walkabout Creek and in New York City. ... Overboard is a movie starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell that was released in the Summer of 1987. ... Coming to America is a 1988 romantic comedy film directed by John Landis. ... City Slickers is a 1991 movie comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Helen Slater, and Jack Palance. ... Captain Ron is a 1992 film starring Martin Short and Kurt Russell. ... Mean Girls is a 2004 film written by (and co-starring) Tina Fey. ...

Trying to survive in a different socio-economic class

My Fair Lady is a 1964 film directed by George Cukor and starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. ... Trading Places is a 1983 comedy film starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Coming to America is a 1988 romantic comedy film directed by John Landis. ... Pretty Woman is an American romantic comedy motion picture that was one of the top films at the box office in 1990. ... King Ralph (first released on February 15, 1991) is a United States film starring John Goodman, who played the title role of Ralph Jones. ... Class Act is a 1992 comedy motion picture, released by Warner Bros. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mickey Blue Eyes is a 1999 film directed by Kelly Makin. ... Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film/thriller film directed by Donald Petrie, starring Sandra Bullock. ... The Princess Diaries is a comedy-drama film and the screen adaptation of Meg Cabots 2000 novel of the same name. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Naive or timid individual out in the "big, bad" world

Safety Last! is a 1923 comedy silent film starring Harold Lloyd. ... Mr. ... Being There is a political, satirical 1971 novel by Jerzy Kosiński and a 1979 film directed by Hal Ashby. ... DVD cover The Gods Must Be Crazy is a movie released in 1980, written and directed by Jamie Uys. ... Pee-wees Big Adventure is a 1985 film directed by Tim Burton and written by Paul Reubens, Phil Hartman, and Michael Varhol. ... An American Tail is an animated film produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblin Entertainment, and directed by Don Bluth, originally released in movie theatres on November 21, 1986. ... Crocodile Dundee is a 1986 Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback in the area around Walkabout Creek and in New York City. ... Oliver and Company is a 1988 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. ... Coming to America is a 1988 romantic comedy film directed by John Landis. ... Encino Man is a 1992 comedy, which was released in the UK, Australia and New Zealand as California Man, featuring actors Brendan Fraser, Sean Astin and Pauly Shore. ... Jungle 2 Jungle is a 1997 Disney comedy film starring Tim Allen, Martin Short and Sam Huntington. ... George of the Jungle is a live-action film based on the original cartoon of the same name. ... Blast from the Past could refer to: Blast from the Past (movie) (1999) starring Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone. ... Mr. ... Finding Nemo is an Academy Award-winning computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released to theaters by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. ... Elf is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and released in the US on November 7, 2003. ...

Inexperienced father figure who has to take care of kids and/or do domestic work

Mr. ... Baby Boom is a 1987 film starring Diane Keaton. ... Three Men and a Baby is a 1987 comedy film starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson. ... Uncle Buck is a 1989 film starring John Candy, Amy Madigan, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann, and Macaulay Culkin. ... Kindergarten Cop (1990) is a film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... Mr. ... Big Daddy can refer to: Comic character in Buster (comic) Illustrator and Kustom Kulture pioneer Ed Big Daddy Roth. ... Daddy Day Care is a 2003 comedy film written by Geoff Rodkey and directed by Steve Carr which tells the story of an unemployed father who convinces his male friends to help him to start a day care center. ... DVD case cover for My Babys Daddy My Babys Daddy is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Cheryl Dunye. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Unlikely mismatched combinations of genres, trends, styles or vice versa with regular occupations

  • The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979) Mismatched and inexperienced basketball players from different environments brought together by astrology
  • Cool Runnings (1993) Jamaican bobsled team in the 1988 Winter Olympics
  • Party Girl (1995) A young woman with a habit of throwing parties uses her knowledge of dance music, rave culture and fashion style in her work as a librarian
  • Mystery, Alaska (1999)

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comedy film: Information from Answers.com (2717 words)
A comedy film is a film laced with humor or that may seek to provoke laughter from the audience.
A comedy of manners film satirizes the manners and affectations of a social class, often represented by stock characters.
In a fish out of water comedy film the main character, or characters, finds himself in an alien environment and this drives most of the humor in the film.
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