If you’re one of the millions who had the luck of seeing The Inbetweeners movie, join the club! I admit I only managed to get round to seeing yesterday when I downloaded it from iTunes, and dare I say, it made me proud to see some brilliant home grown British comedy at its best.
Nothing beats a great comedy made by folk from your own country. And may I add that this is a trend seen throughout Europe…see the stats for yourself!
The most successful film of 2011 for the frogs across the water was a surprise French box office hit of the year: a caustic comedy about a quadriplegic aristocrat and his awkward, black home-help from one of Paris’s poor, suburban high-rise ghettoes.
Intouchables – or the Untouchables – was praised a comedic masterpiece, selling 2 million tickets in less than a week!
The same as true over in Spain where the Spaniards have a healthy obsession with a series of comedy detective films from Santiago Segura, starring the cringe-worthy detective Torrente. The fourth in the series of films so far, this film stormed the Spanish Box Office to number one, and New Line currently has a project in development to remake it as a starring vehicle for Sacha Baron Cohen.
Keep developing that local talent ladies and gentlemen. It’s safe to say I’ll probably never understand why the Spaniards think Torrente is funny but hey, I don’t live in Spain…each to their own!!
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