Five com­edy and ro­man­tic movies to end the year

The Sun (Malaysia) - - THE BIG PICTURE -

A MU­SI­CAL ro­mance be­tween Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, a strange new boyfriend and singing an­i­mals are just some of the movie high­lights head­ing to cine­mas be­fore the year is out.

Keep­ing up with the Jone­ses Su­per­bad di­rec­tor Greg Mot­tola re­turns with a new com­edy star­ring Zach Gal­i­fi­anakis and Isla Fisher.

Thanks to their new neigh­bours, the Jone­ses – played by Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot – the pair be­come em­broiled in an in­ter­na­tional es­pi­onage plot.

De­spite their seem­ingly-per­fect ap­pear­ance, the Jone­ses are ac­tu­ally se­cret agents.

The Edge of Seven­teen Cho­sen to close the up­com­ing edi­tion of the Toronto Film Fes­ti­val, this com­edy fol­lows two high-school stu­dents whose friend­ship is tested to the limit when one starts dat­ing the other’s brother.

Young ac­tresses Hailee Steinfeld and Ha­ley Lu Richard­son take the lead roles with sea­soned co-star Woody Har­rel­son, in this film writ­ten and di­rected by Kelly Fre­mon Craig.

La La Land Picked to open the 73rd Venice In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, this mu­si­cal tells a tale of ro­mance be­tween a jazz pi­anist and an as­pir­ing ac­tress in Los An­ge­les.

This new film from Damien Chazelle – who no­tably di­rected the 2014 movie Whiplash – re­unites Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, who pre­vi­ously played an on­screen cou­ple in Crazy, Stupid, Love.

J.K. Sim­mons, who starred in the film­maker’s first movie, is also in the cast.

Sing The lat­est cre­ation from the stu­dios be­hind De­spi­ca­ble Me, Min­ions and The Se­cret Life of Pets, is an an­i­mated mu­si­cal com­edy set in a world of an­thro­po­mor­phic an­i­mals.

To save his the­atre, Buster the koala de­cides to hold an in­ter­na­tional singing con­test.

Matthew McConaughey, Scar­lett Jo­hans­son and Reese Wither­spoon lend their voices to these on­screen an­i­mals and would-be singers.

Why Him? Bryan Cranston and James Franco star in this zany ro­man­tic com­edy fol­low­ing a fa­ther’s loathing re­la­tion­ship with his daugh­ter’s new boyfriend, an in­ter­net bil­lion­aire.

Zoey Deutsch plays the dar­ling daugh­ter who tries to calm tem­pers and con­vince her fa­ther to ac­cept her some­what un­usual choice of man. – AFP-Re­laxnews

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