Jill Soloway, the writer/director of Afternoon Delight, recently coined the term "funcomfortable" in her New York Times profile to describe that squeamishly funny genre of movies that combine raunchy-wry humor with moments that are just so honest that you can’t help but get a little fidgety (think: every episode of Girls). Here's a sampling of "funcomfortable" flicks if you’re hankering for an awkward evening of unsexy sexuality. Bridesmaids
If you can picture the scene when Melissa McCarthy brilliantly defiles a sink in a prissy bridal salon, then you can understand why Bridesmaids fits this category. But "funcomfortable" is more than just scattalogical humor. It’s about those clumsy, embarrassing, human moments where female sensuality is presented in real, sometimes unglamorous ways. Enter any scene where our heroine, Kristen Wiig throws herself on John Hamm.
Bachelorette *Skip this clip if you're at work or sitting next to somone you've hooked up with.
Do not watch this film if you’re in the planning stages of a wedding. If you’re "single-to-mingle," please enjoy this hyper-real depiction of friendship, jealousy, party drugs and sexuality in their most pure and pathetically funny incarnations.Knocked Up
If you're wondering how pregnant people have sex, what will happen to your boyfriend if he doesn't move out of the house he shares with his college roommates, or what your marriage will be like if your husband's idea of cheating is seeing Spiderman in theaters without you, then watch this classic Apatow movie and giggle while you squirm during every scene featuring Katherine Heigl (aka, every scene).
For a Good Time Call
Two women – one prude, one bawdy, figure out how to monetize sex (legally) and learn about the almighty female bond along the way. If dirty talk makes you blush, you’ll have to fast-forward through most of this playful film.
Slums of Beverly Hills
If you're going through "Orange is the New Black" withdrawal, watching Natasha Lyonne explore her newly sprouted femininity in this sweet, yet frank feature film will be your perfect fix. (Ed Note: I saw this movie in theaters with my mother. That was neither fun nor comfortable).
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While recent animated blockbusters have aimed to viewers of all ages starting with fantastical concepts and breathtaking visuals but tackling complex emotional issues along the way Ice Age: Continental Drift is crafted especially for the wee ones — and it works. Venturing back to prehistoric times once again the fourth Ice Age film paints broad strokes on the theme of familial relationships throwing in plenty of physical comedy along the way. The movie isn't that far off from one of the many Land Before Time direct-to-video sequels: not particularly innovative or necessary but harmless thrilling fun for anyone with a sense of humor. Unless they have a particular distaste for wooly mammoths the kids will love it.
Ice Age: Continental Drift continues to snowball its cartoon roster bringing back the original film's trio (Ray Romano as Manny the Mammoth Denis Leary as Diego the Sabertooth Tiger and John Leguizamo as Sid the Sloth) new faces acquired over the course of the franchise (Queen Latifah as Manny's wife Ellie) and a handful of new characters to spice things up everyone from Nicki Minaj as Manny's daughter Steffie to Wanda Sykes as Sid's wily grandma. The whole gang is living a pleasant existence as a herd with Manny's biggest problem being playing overbearing dad to the rebellious daughter. Teen mammoths they always want to go out and play by the waterfall! Whippersnappers.
The main thrust of the film comes when Scratch the Rat (whose silent comedy routines in the vein of Tex Avery/WB cartoons continue to be the series highlight) accidentally cracks the singular continent Pangea into the world we know today. Manny Diego and Sid find themselves stranded on an iceberg once again forced on a road trip journey of survival. The rest of the herd embarks to meet them giving Steffie time to realize the true meaning of friendship with help from her mole pal Louis (Josh Gad).
The ham-handed lessons may drag for those who've passed Kindergarten but Ice Age: Continental Drift is a lot of fun when the main gang crosses paths with a group of villainous pirates. (Back then monkeys rabbits and seals were hitting the high seas together pillaging via boat-shaped icebergs. Obviously.) Quickly Ice Age becomes an old school pirate adventure complete with maritime navigation buried treasure and sword fights. Gut (Peter Dinklage) an evil ape with a deadly... fingernail leads the evil-doers who pose an entertaining threat for the familiar bunch. Jennifer Lopez pops by as Gut's second-in-command Shira the White Tiger and the film's two cats have a chase scene that should rouse even the most apathetic adults. Hearing Dinklage (of Game of Thrones fame) belt out a pirate shanty may be worth the price of admission alone.
With solid action (that doesn't need the 3D addition) cartoony animation and gags out the wazoo Ice Age: Continental Drift is entertainment to enjoy with the whole family. Revelatory? Not quite. Until we get a feature length silent film of Scratch's acorn pursuit we may never see a "classic" Ice Age film but Continental Drift keeps it together long enough to tell a simple story with delightful flare that should hold attention spans of any length. Massive amounts of sugar not even required.
[Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox]