The Worst Comedies of the Year, According to Letterboxd
Comedies are traditionally snubbed by annual awards ceremonies and year-end best-of lists from respected film critics. Thankfully, the snarky cinephiles of Letterboxd ensure that every funny (or not so funny) flick gets its proper recognition as they host a guerrilla Razzies ceremony in every comments section.
This year, the highest-grossing and most talked about movie was Barbie, Greta Gerwig’s product showcase that likely sits atop most people’s lists of the best comedies to come out in 2023. Indie flicks like Bottoms and Dicks: The Musical enjoyed similarly positive reception from critics at a small percentage of the box office return, while the mid-budget Jennifer Lawrence comedy No Hard Feelings still has households across the country streaming to see her beat the crap out of teenagers while butt-ass naked. Great comedies came from every tax bracket this year — as did the absolute dog crap.
The popular social media cinema platform Letterboxd is kind enough to sort films by year, genre and, of course, user rating, meaning that we can scientifically identify the absolute worst comedies of 2023 by audience evaluation. Here are the 10 biggest stinkers as described by Letterboxd and their most ruthless reviewers, starting with…
“Pacific Coast Academy alumni return to Malibu for an over-the-top wedding that turns into a high school reunion for the books.”
“Amy and Mike unearth a centuries-old curse when they decide to watch an exclusive film reel. The duo must track down an infamous filmmaker and navigate a town of hungry zombies to save the world.”
“Teenagers Charly and Paula worry that sex could ruin their friendship, while their suddenly and surprisingly bossy private parts urge them to go for it.”
“Bad-boy Travis is exactly what college freshman Abby needs and wants to avoid. He spends his nights fighting in underground boxing matches, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. But Abby wants nothing to do with Travis. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance, Travis offers her a simple bet: If he loses his next fight, he must remain sex-free for a month. If he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that Abby’s dark past is about to emerge, and he may have finally met his match.”
“Follow two buddy cops (one of which is Kai Cenat) as they undergo a sting operation in the style of Rush Hour, which starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.”
Best. Christmas. Ever!
"After a twist of fate brings their families together for Christmas, Charlotte sets out to prove her old friend Jackie’s life is too good to be true."
“The steady boyfriend. The one who got away. The charming rock star. Who will Cami choose? In this interactive rom-com, her love life is in your hands.”
Through My Window: Across the Sea
“After a year of long-distance, Raquel and Ares reunite on a steamy beach trip. Faced with fresh flirtations and insecurities, will their love prevail?”