In the market for a laugh? Don't miss this week's lineup of comedies showing on the big screen in and around Tucson.
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.
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% and an Audience Score of 77% 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 night-of comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer."
Interested? It's playing at The Loft Cinema (3233 E. Speedway Blvd.) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Peter Parker and his friends go on a summer trip to Europe. However, they will hardly be able to rest — Peter will have to agree to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of creatures that cause natural disasters and destruction throughout the continent.
Set for wide release on Tuesday, July 2, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" already has a Tomatometer Score of 90% and an Audience Score of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes.
"Both plot lines — Peter accepting the adult responsibilities that Tony prepared him for and finally getting on MJ's vibe — unfold and intersect with chipper efficiency in 'Far From Home,'" according to Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post, while the Globe and Mail's Barry Hertz said, "For those who like such narrative ducking and weaving, 'Far from Home' is an all-you-can-eat buffet of greasy fake-outs."
Get a piece of the action at Century Tucson Marketplace and XD (1300 E. Tucson Marketplace) and Century 20 El Con and XD (3601 E. Broadway) through Monday, July 8; Century Park Place 20 and XD (5870 E. Broadway Blvd.) through Tuesday, July 9; and RoadHouse Cinemas Crossroads (4811 E. Grant Road) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that he's the only person on Earth who can remember the Beatles.
With a Tomatometer Score of 60% and an Audience Score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Yesterday" is well worth a watch. The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday said, "At its best, ['Yesterday'] invites the audience, along with the characters on screen, to hear some of the finest songs ever written for the very first time," and ReelViews' James Berardinelli noted, "Weaknesses aside, it's a feel-good experience with more to recommend it than the obligatory nostalgia trip associated with half-century-old songs."
Get a piece of the action at Century Park Place 20 and XD (5870 E. Broadway Blvd.) and RoadHouse Cinemas Crossroads (4811 E. Grant Road) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.