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The very best comedies screening in Omaha this week

The very best comedies screening in Omaha this week
Image: Booksmart/TMDb
By Hoodline - Published on June 10, 2019.

In the mood for a laugh? Check out this week's lineup of comedies showing on the big screen in and around Omaha.

Read on for the top-ranked comedy films to catch in theaters, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics.

(Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango. Movie ratings and showtimes are subject to change.)

Booksmart

Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

With a Tomatometer Score of 97 percent and an Audience Score of 76 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Booksmart" has been a must-watch since its release on May 24. Salon.com's Erin Keane said, " 'Booksmart' puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age night-of comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer," while Chandler Levack of the Globe and Mail noted, " "Booksmart' is a love letter for any young woman who has ever stayed home on a Friday night to watch a Ken Burns documentary."

Interested? It's playing at Aksarben Cinema (2110 S. 67th St.), Marcus Majestic Cinema of Omaha (14304 W. Maple Road) and AMC Classic Westroads 14 (10000 California St.) through Wednesday, June 12; Regal Omaha (7440 Crown Point Ave.) through Thursday, June 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Long Shot

When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

With a Tomatometer Score of 81 percent and an Audience Score of 76 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Long Shot" has racked up generally positive reviews since its release on May 3.

"Clearly, Theron can turn her hand to any genre," according to Anthony Lane of the New Yorker, while Tribune News Service's Katie Walsh said, "It's "Veep," but less absurdly acid-tongued, and a lot more swoony. Still, the incisive cultural and political commentary cuts deep, and (Charlize) Theron and (Seth) Rogen turn out to be a winning pair."

It's playing at AMC Classic Westroads 14 (10000 California St.) and AMC Oakview Plaza 24 (3555 S. 140th Plaza) through Wednesday, June 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Late Night

Legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.

Set to be released on Friday, June 14, "Late Night" already has a Tomatometer Score of 79 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

"Rather than scourging the complacency and hypocrisy of television, it subjects the medium to a vigorous exfoliating scrub in the name of feminism and inclusiveness," noted A.O. Scott of the New York Times, while the Los Angeles Times's Kenneth Turan said, "Doing all that can't have been easy, but making it seem like it was may be the most satisfying of "Late Night's" many agreeable accomplishments."

Get a piece of the action at Marcus Majestic Cinema of Omaha (14304 W. Maple Road), AMC Classic Westroads 14 (10000 California St.) and AMC Oakview Plaza 24 (3555 S. 140th Plaza) through Thursday, June 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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