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Laugh along to these 4 classic comedy movies

The comedy movie “Grown Ups” follows five friends who reunite after 30 years. (Columbia Pictures)

Looking for a good laugh? Here is a list of four iconic comedy movies to watch with friends or family that are light-hearted and fun.

Grown Ups 

The comedy movie “Grown Ups,” starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider, was released in 2010. It follows five friends who were former teammates on the same middle school basketball team. The group, who hadn’t seen each other in 30 years, is reunited at their coach’s funeral after he dies. The friends get together with their families to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend and rekindle old bonds as they catch up with each other. The movie is rated 10% on Rotten Tomatoes and is rated PG-13 for sexual references and mild nudity. 


“Pitch Perfect” follows an all-girls a capella group, The Bellas. (Universal Pictures)

Pitch Perfect

“Pitch Perfect” is a fan favorite comedy movie that was released in 2012 starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Anna Camp. Beca, played by Kendrick, is a freshman in college at Barden University. She is convinced to join the campus’s all-girl acapella group, The Bellas. Beca helps The Bellas stand out so that they can take on their rival male singing group from the same college in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella competition. Together, the girls go out of their comfort zone and become a formidable team. The movie is filled with good music, dancing and laughs that anyone is sure to enjoy. The movie is rated PG-13 for language, violence and sexual references. It is rated 82% on Rotten Tomatoes


In “Freaky Friday,” a daughter and mother swap bodies. (Walt Disney Pictures)

Freaky Friday

The family comedy movie “Freaky Friday,” released in 2003, stars Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. Anna Coleman, played by Lohan, and her mother, played by Curtis, do not get along and arguments are frequent. One Friday, they find out that they have swapped bodies after a huge argument the night before. The two are forced to spend a day in each other’s lives and end up getting to know each other on a deeper level in the process. After making amends with each other, they are able to switch back to their bodies. “Freaky Friday” is rated PG for mild thematic elements and some language. The movie was rated 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.


“Napoleon Dynamite” follows a troubled, awkward teen. (Searchlight Pictures)

Napoleon Dynamite

“Napoleon Dynamite” is a comedy movie that follows 16-year-old Napoleon Dynamite, played by Jon Heder. Napoleon lives in a small town in Idaho and is an awkward, unpopular teen. He lives with his quirky family and is regularly bullied at school. Napoleon ends up befriending Pedro, played by Efren Ramirez, who is new to his school and doesn’t speak much English. After finding out Pedro plans to run for class president, Napoleon is determined to help him win. “Napoleon Dynamite” is an enjoyable movie that can be watched with the whole family. It is rated PG and has a 72% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Emma Rosenberg is in her junior year of high school and first year as a staff writer for The Pearl Post. She enjoys spending time with family, listening to music and reading. While at school, she plans to be active in the school community and maintain good grades in all of her classes. 
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