We throw around the slang "LOL" a lot these days. If we were using it true to form, half the world would be obnoxiously laughing at any given moment. But, of course, usually when we use it, we're exaggerating. It just means we found something funny, maybe it made us smile. Most of us aren't truly laughing out loud eighty times a day. They may lock us up if that were the case.
So it's always a treat when something really brings forth a good old-fashioned honest laugh. If you laugh so hard, you cry--even better. And one of the best places to get those kinds of real laughs is by going to the movies. Unfortunately, movies can be hit or miss, so finding one that really brings on the funny is always made of win.
This weekend hubs and I saw This Means War and, though I had to suspend disbelief dramatically for some parts, I really ended up enjoying the movie. AND I LOLed more than once. I actually had to use a napkin to blot my eyes because I started to tear up. And it reminded me how long it had been since I'd really laughed in a movie.
So when you find those movies, appreciate them. They're sometimes hard to come by. Here are some other movies I can remember that made me laugh hard in the theatre.
Nine Months - The first time I saw this, the trip to the hospital and the birth scene sent me into one of those laughing fits where I started to gasp for breath.
40 Year Old Virgin - I still want to yell out "Kelly Clarkson!" at random times because of this movie.
Wayne's World - A classic. I mean, if you didn't laugh the first time you saw the Bohemian Rhapsody scene, you might be dead inside. : )
Bridesmaids - The scene in the bridal shop...come on. That's just pure comic genius there.
The Hangover - Too many scenes to pick just one.
Sixteen Candles - Admittedly, I didn't see this one in the theatre, but it never fails to make me laugh.
So I'm interested to hear, what movies have made you really, truly laugh? Which old ones do you go to when you need a pick-me-up?