Comedy Film: Writer-Producer-Director Nancy Meyers

5 Sep

Father of the Bride Part II

Father of the Bride Part II (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Something's Gotta Give (film)

Something’s Gotta Give (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Comedy films with class and wit are hard to come by.

Comedy films that are about people and relationships? Scarce!

Comedies that don’t insult our intelligence by embracing the lowest common denominator of crass taste and stupidity? Rare!

Thank You, Writer-Producer-Director Nancy Meyers

Films written by Nancy include: Private Benjamin, Baby Boom, Parent Trap, Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride II, Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday, It’s Complicated, and The Intern.

The influence of Billy Wilder on Nancy’s films is evident. Several of her films make the lists of top comedy movies along with Some Like It Hot, Tootsie and Annie Hall.

Nobody writes lovable schmucks as well as Nancy. Jack Nicholson’s womanizer character in Something’s Gotta Give has a hilarious, but heartfelt line… “Schmucks are people, too.”

Have you seen The Intern?

The Intern is a delightful film with insightful portrayals of millennials and boomers. Full of heart and humor.

Bonus: It also addresses that eternal question, “How does a woman balance family and career?”

 

 

So instead of binge-watching Trash TV this fall, why not hold a “Nancy Meyers Film Festival?”

Enjoy!

THANK YOU to the Writers Guild of America West, Nancy Meyers, and New York Times best-selling author Bruce Cameron for making this post possible.

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