Comedy

Comedy
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A Hard Day’s Night

Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, in which the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever.

3 day rental • G • 87 min.


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All About My Mother

Another box office hit from director Pedro Almodóvar. In this dramedy, young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela. RogerEbert.com says: "ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER is one of the best films of the Spanish director, whose films present a Tennessee Williams sensibility in the visual style of a 1950s tearjerker."

3 day rental • R • 99 min. • Spanish with subtitles


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Being Julia

A role that Annette Bening was born to play! Julia Lambert (Bening) is a true diva: beautiful, talented and famous. She has it all, including a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career, but after years in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom. Julia finds exactly what she's looking for in a handsome young American fan, but it isn't long before the novelty fling adds a few more sparks than she was hoping for.

3 day rental • R • 104 min.


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Buffaloed

Feisty Buffalo native Peg wants to attend the college of her dreams, and turns to the lucrative and shady business of debt collection. She's soon running her own shop, but at what cost? A hilarious and timely comedy about one woman rewriting the rules of The Man's game.

3 day rental • NR • 95 min. • Closed Captioning Available


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City Lights

CITY LIGHTS, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

3 day rental • G • 86 min. • CC


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Days of the Bagnold Summer

DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER sweetly draws you into the wobbly relationship between well-intentioned single librarian Sue Bagnold and her black-clad teenage son, Daniel, who would rather listen to Metallica than his mother. Daniel was meant to spend the summer in Florida visiting his dad and his dad's new wife, but when his dad cancels the trip at the last minute, he and his mom suddenly face the prospect of spending six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in their suburban home as Daniel just wants to listen to heavy metal and start a band while his mom hopes to rekindle the fun times they used to have together.

NR • 86 min.


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The Gold Rush

In this classic silent comedy, the Little Tramp (Charles Chaplin) heads north to join in the Klondike gold rush. Trapped in a small cabin by a blizzard, the Tramp is forced to share close quarters with a successful prospector (Mack Swain) and a fugitive (Tom Murray). Eventually able to leave the cabin, he falls for a lovely barmaid (Georgia Hale), trying valiantly to win her affections. When the prospector needs help locating his claim, it appears the Tramp's fortunes may change.

3 day rental • G • 72 min.


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Grandma

A misanthropic poet (Lily Tomlin), estranged from her daughter and recovering from a breakup, agrees to take her granddaughter (Julia Garner) across Los Angeles and help her find the money she needs for an unexpected mission. "Lily Tomlin - comedian, activist, national treasure and natural wonder - deftly balances a dazzling star turn and deeply felt character study in GRANDMA." — Washington Post

3 day rental • R • 78 min.


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Hit The Road

A family speeds through the Iranian desert toward the Turkish border: Where are they going? Why is mom paranoid about being followed? Is the dog acting funny? At the wheel is the family's brooding elder son, with an over-attentive mother riding shotgun, and a bearded, full-bellied pops (one leg immobilized in a cast) in the backseat losing a battle of wits with his younger son – whose rascally energy keeps everyone both entertained and exasperated. Over the course of the trip, they bond over memories of the past, grapple with fears of the unknown, and fuss over their sick dog. Unspoken tensions arise and the film builds emotional momentum as it slowly reveals the furtive purpose for their journey. NR, 93 min. Persian with subtitles.

3 day • NR • 93 min.


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Humpday

Two college buddies reunite after a decade apart. Ben (Mark Duplass) is married and planning to start a family; Andrew (Joshua Leonard), a free spirit, has spent the last 10 years traveling the globe. Reigniting the rivalries of their college years, the friends agree to enter a movie in an upcoming amateur porn festival. Ben and Andrew's constant need to one-up each other results in a daring proposition: The staunchly heterosexual friends must star together in a gay adult film.

3 day rental • R • 94 min.


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Infinitely Polar Bear

A father (Mark Ruffalo) struggling with bipolar disorder tries to win back his wife (Zoe Saldana) by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier. Based on a true story, INFINITELY POLAR BEAR is a funny and heartbreaking portrait of the many unexpected ways in which parents and children save each other.

3 day rental • R • 97 min.


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The Lady In The Van

Writer Alan Bennett’s buoyant film is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by a magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Hilarious and moving and anchored in Smith's joyous performance.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 104 min.


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Mid-August Lunch

Broke, and armed with only a glass of wine and a wry sense of humor, middle-aged Gianni resides with his 93-year-old mother in their ancient apartment. The condo debts are mounting, but if Gianni looks after the building manager’s mother during the Pranzo di Ferragosto (Italy’s biggest summer holiday, and the Feast of the Assumption), all will be forgiven. Then the manager also shows up with an auntie, and then a doctor friend appears with his mother in tow... Can Gianni keep four such lively mamas well fed and happy in these cramped quarters?

3 day rental • NR • 75 min. • Italian with subtitles


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Perfumes

An utterly charming French comedy following the life of a feared and reclusive 'nose', and her complicated relationship with her new chauffeur. Together they look to repair their lives and create a new signature scent to return Anne to her previous fame.

3 day rental • NR • 100 min. • French with subtitles


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Rachel Getting Married

As an affluent New England family prepares for one daughter's wedding, another named Kym (Anne Hathaway) -- just out of her latest stint in rehab -- whirls into town causing upheaval. The sister, Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt), is more than a bit resentful of Kym's antics taking center stage, and as time ticks by, long-simmering family tensions come boiling to the surface.

3 day rental • R • 111 min.


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Sublet

Ethan Fox's new film is a lovely and wistful drama about what binds two gay men - one American, one Israeli - despite, or maybe because of, their generational differences. Starring Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated John Benjamin Hickey and featuring the debut of Niv Nissim, SUBLET focuses on a New York Times writer who visits Tel Aviv after suffering a tragedy. The city's energy and his relationship with a younger man he meets there bring him back to life. 

3 day rental • NR • 89 min.


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The Band’s Visit

A fading Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play at the Arab Cultural Center. When they take the wrong bus, the band members find themselves in a desolate Israeli village. With no other option than to spend the night with the local townspeople, the two distinctly different cultures realize the universal bonds of love, music and life. Set against a breathtaking desert landscape, this cross-cultural comedy proves that getting lost is sometimes the best way to find yourself.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 87 mins. • Hebrew and Arabic with subtitles


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The Triplets of Belleville

A delightfully idiosyncratic, rollicking animated adventure about the elderly Madame Souza, who is looped into international intrigue when her grandson, Champion, a professional cyclist, is kidnapped! She stumbles across unlikely allies in the form of three sisters who are veterans of the vaudeville stage. Tracking down Champion's criminal captors, the quartet of old women use their wits to try and win the day.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 80 min.


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Volver

Another smash hit dramedy from director Pedro Almodóvar! Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives in Madrid with her husband and daughter. Her sister lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene, who died several years ago. A former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene and both daughters do not believe her. Irene's spirit soon materializes around her daughters to help comfort them.

3 day rental • R • 111 min. • Spanish with subtitles


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Welcome to the Dollhouse

When we categorize this as a comedy, we mean a DARK comedy. This 1996 cult classic won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and launched the career of director Todd Solondz. A stark, poignant dive into the life of deeply un-cool suburban middle schooler Dawn Wiener, played by Heather Matarazzo. Roger Ebert called it "intensely entertaining...[Solondz] shows the kind of unrelenting attention to detail that is the key to satire."

3 day rental • R • 90 min.