I like to unwind by watching movies that are not too serious. Sometimes I need my dose of laughs. Thankfully, there’s this group of comedic actors called the Frat Pack that came out with a lot of movies that were hits during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Here are three of my favorites:
Meet the Parents (2000)
What will you do if your future father-in-law is a retired CIA agent? This is the premise of the Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro starrer. Despite being good-natured, Greg Focker (Stiller) gets unlucky multiple times, which costs his reputation in front of his girlfriend’s parents. For me, this is one of Ben Stiller’s best and a movie that endeared me to the legendary De Niro.
Blades of Glory (2007)
Sports comedies are supposed to be inspiring and serious. Thankfully, Blades of Glory veers away from all that athletic drama. Kinda. Following the figure skating careers of rivals turned partners Jimmy (Jon Heder) and Chazz (Will Ferrell), audiences will have a kick out of the out-of-this-world stunts done on ice.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
With an ensemble cast made up of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate, it’s no question how this film became a cult favorite. It’s easy to root for the career-driven anchormen and anchorwoman despite their all their crazy antics to get to the top. If you’re wondering where the meme-able phrase “that escalated quickly” came from, you have to watch this movie.
If you’re looking for light movies you can enjoy this weekend, perhaps you can start with these three. Have fun!