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2013 Comedy Movie Preview

Funny Films Hitting Theaters in 2013


If it weren't for sequels, there would hardly be any comedies in theaters in 2013 - or so it appears. And just glancing through this list of the 2013 comedy movies, it seems we might have a really difficult time putting together a Top 10 Best Comedies list when the end of the year rolls around.

Without further ado, here are the major comedy movies hitting theaters this year listed in alphabetical order.

1. '21 and Over'

© Relativity Media

Starring: Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, and Justin Chon

The Plot: Straight-A college student Jeff Chang has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey and Miller surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do the unexpected for a change, even though his critical medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this outrageous comedy.

Release Date: March 1, 2013

2. 'About Time'

About Time Poster
© Universal Pictures

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, and Margot Robbie

The Plot: At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time...

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he's never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again—and again—but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart.

Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road.

But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

Release Date: May 10, 2013

3. 'Admission'

© Focus Features

Starring: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, Gloria Reuben, Nat Wolff, and Lily Tomlin

The Plot: Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Fey) lives by the book, both at work and at home. But Portia is caught off guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school headed by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman (Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted – but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having. By turns hilarious and heartwarming, Portia is an unforgettable screen heroine.

Release Date: March 22, 2013

4. 'Anchorman 2'

Anchorman 2
© Paramount Pictures

Starring: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, and David Koechner

The Plot: With the 70′s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Ferrell), returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (Koechner) – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy… while taking the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.The San Diego news team is back together for this much-anticipated sequel.

Release Date: December 20, 2013

5. 'The Big Wedding'

The Big Wedding
© Lionsgate Films

Starring: Topher Grace, Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, and Susan Sarandon

The Plot:  To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront their past, present and future - and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process.

Release Date: April 26, 2013

6. 'The Bling Ring'

The Bling Ring
© American Zoetrope

Starring: Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Pfister, Georgia Rock, and Carlos Miranda

The Plot: The Bling Ring is based on the true story of a group of teens, known as the Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch, who committed a series of burglaries in and around Hollywood. They were finally caught in 2009 after ripping off celebs, including Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge, and Orlando Bloom, for millions of dollars in art, jewelry, and other items.

Release Date: June 14, 2013

7. 'The Delivery Man'

The Delivery Man
© DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt, and Britt Robertson

The Plot: Vince Vaughn plays a middle-aged man who finds out that through his sperm donations he's actually fathered 530 children. His anonymous donations become fodder for a class-action lawsuit as 142 of his kids try to find out who their father really is.

Release Date: October 4, 2013

8. 'Grown Ups 2'

Grown Ups 2
© 2013 CTMG

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Salma Hayek

The Plot: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school.

Release Date: July 12, 2013

9. 'The Hangover Part 3'

The Hangover 3
Photo Courtesy of Todd Phillips and Instagram

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, and Ken Jeong

The Plot: This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

Release Date: May 23, 2013

10. 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters'

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters
© Paramount Pictures

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, and Peter Stormare

The Plot: After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton)  have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution.  Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches...their past.

Release Date: January 25, 2013

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