Want to lighten the mood? Take a look at this week's lineup of comedies showing on the big screen in and around Oklahoma City.
Here are 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.)
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 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Booksmart" has gotten stellar reviews since its release on May 24. The New Republic's Kristen Evans said, "It's more John Hughes than Judd Apatow, and it's a little more 'Bridesmaids' than 'Lady Bird' ... a success on [its] own terms," while Erin Keane of Salon noted, "'Booksmart' puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer."
It's playing at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24 (2501 W. Memorial Road, Suite E) through Monday, July 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
A 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 generations are united by their love of a biting punchline.
With a Tomatometer Score of 79 percent and an Audience Score of 78 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Late Night" is well worth a watch.
"Heightened by an impressive performance from [Emma] Thompson, it's a fun movie that tackles a variety of issues, including sexism in the workplace, with panache," noted Kathleen Sachs of the Chicago Reader, while the Chicago Sun-Times' Richard Roeper said, "Humor can be a great equalizer, and Thompson and [Mindy] Kaling are terrific as two women who are funny as hell and should never be underestimated."
It's screening at Cinemark Tinseltown and XD (6001 Martin Luther King Blvd.) and AMC Quail Springs Mall 24 (2501 W. Memorial Road, Suite E) through Monday, July 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.
With a Tomatometer Score of 67 percent and an Audience Score of 81 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" is well worth a watch. The Globe and Mail's Daniel Kaszor said, "'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' is unrelentingly weird," and NPR's Vincent Acovino noted, "There's something admirable about a film that isn't afraid to have some fun with a property so established and beloved by its core audience."
Want to see for yourself? It's playing at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24 (2501 W. Memorial Road, Suite E) through Monday, July 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.
Set to be released on Friday, June 28, "Yesterday" already has a Tomatometer Score of 63 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Tribune News Service's Katie Walsh said, "Even if this modern fairy tale doesn't hold up on close inspection, [director Danny] Boyle does his best to make sure the ride is enjoyable."
You can catch it at Cinemark Tinseltown and XD (6001 Martin Luther King Blvd.) through Monday, July 1; AMC Quail Springs Mall 24 (2501 W. Memorial Road, Suite E), AMC Penn Square 10 (1901 N. W. Expressway) and Harkins Bricktown 16 (150 E. Reno Ave.) through Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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