Ryan Reynolds is one of those actors who exudes charisma. Whether he’s playing a badass, a superhero, or a muscle-bound psycho who tries to kill his family with an ax, the guy is just personable – and really hilarious.
His latest comedy Free guy, now plays in theaters and does a great job capitalizing on Reynolds’ natural comedic talent. So we thought it would be cool to look back at some of the actor’s more underrated comedic roles … and no, Green Lantern does not count.
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You have probably heard of it Van Wilder and Blade: Trinitywhich helped boost Reynolds’ star power, but it also showed a little comedy called Wait… in which he played Monty, a man whose life came to a standstill after four years of working in the same restaurant.
The low-budget film marked Rob McKittrick’s directorial debut and featured Justin Long, Anna Faris, David Koechner, John Francis Daley and Dane Cook, among others. Critics have described the flick as little more than a gross comedy, but it’s actually great fun and has won tons of fans over the years. Well worth stopping by, especially because of the great ensemble.
Speaking of Anna Faris, the talented actress also starred in the comedy alongside Reynolds Friends onlywhich I personally always liked very much. Sure, Roger Kumble’s flick relies more on slapstick / teenage sex jokes than clever comedies, but the cast, which also includes Amy Smart, Chris Klein, and Chris Marquette, bring enough infectious energy to keep the simple plot entertaining throughout .
Besides, that ambulance always catches me.
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In any case, maybe
Yes, In any case, maybe can best be described as formulaic fun, as it follows a basic template and borrows from Reynolds (and a hefty dose of 90s nostalgia) to bring its lighthearted premise to a fairly predictable conclusion. The actor does a bang-up job alongside Abigail Breslin and a trio of likeable actresses namely Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Banks and Rachel Weisz. The fact that Kevin Kline appears in a small role is just the icing on the cake.
Critics were mostly positive, however In any case, maybe still only produced $ 56 million at the box office and is definitely, maybe worth another look.
The change is the top grossing live-action film on this list, with just over $ 75 million in ticket sales worldwide, but that seems pretty insignificant for a comedy starring Reynolds and Jason Bateman. It’s true that the film never lives up to its potential as the clever humor that was present in the premise of changing bodies is lost between endless sex jokes and wild humor. It’s still a fun watch, however, if only for the chance to see Reynolds and Bateman on-screen together.
This one could cheat because DreamWorks’ turbo grossed 283 million US dollars worldwide and even produced an animated series. Except, it’s still considered an underrated Reynolds comedy, rendered with great animation, a cute premise, and a ferocious cast that includes Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, and more. No, it’s not Pixar, however turbo still offers tons of innocent family fun.