Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To The Hobbit, This Is 40 & Zero Dark Thirty

By Kristy Puchko 2012-12-16 14:18:13discussion comments
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This is 40
Described as a sort of sequel to Judd Apatow's comedy hit Knocked Up, this funny feature reteams Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann as frequently feuding married couple, Pete and Debbie, who try to make the best out of middle age. Jason Segel, Annie Mumolo, and Megan Fox co-star.

Sometimes there is nothing so satisfying as an R-rated comedy. Full of raunchiness, off-color jokes, and flat-out outrageous gags, this kind of movie can be just what the stress of the holiday season demands. So kick back, relax, and laugh your ass off at the wild misadventures of a anti-heroes who can't get a hang of what being a mature adult means. But it's cool, because we love them for it.

2 Days in New York (2012) A spirited sequel to Julie Delpy's offbeat rom-com 2 Days in Paris, this Big Apple-set romance centers on Marion (Delpy) and her latest lover Mingus (Chris Rock in his best role to date), a couple who seems to be in domestic bliss until her troublemaking French family comes to visit, and throws their lives into chaos. Cultures clash, sibling rivalry sparks, tempers flare, and it's hilarious every step of the way, leading up to one of the oddest (and sharpest) self-mocking cameos in film history. Albert Delpy and Alexia Landeau co-star; Julie Delpy directs.

Young Adult (2011) As follow-up to his Oscar-nominated Up in the Air, Jason Reitman helmed this fierce and funny comedy that goes to the jugular with bad behavior and a total bitch for a protagonist. Charlize Theron stars as Mavis Gary, an immature divorcee who is on the verge of losing her cushy job as a YA ghostwriter when she gets an e-mail from her high school sweetheart. Despite the fact that it's a birth announcement for his first child with his wife, Mavis believes this is a sign he wants to reunite, and so travels back to her old town to free him from the hell she assumes he lives in. Much awkwardness and hilarity ensue. Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt co-star.

Klown (2010) It's not every day a comedy can make me scream with laughter, but this fearless feature out of Denmark did just that! While American movies that past few years have been pushing the envelope when it comes to outrageous sexual humor, writer-actors Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen skipped all the foreplay and got straight to the WTF. The story centers on a canoe trip the two have planned that's meant to be a barrage of drunken, drug-fueled days and nights of concerts and casual sex, culminating in a visit to an almost mythic brothel. When Frank brings along his girlfriends nephew to prove he's ready to be a dad, even this turn in events cannot topple Casper's dedication to debauchery. Mikkel Nørgaard directs.
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