Taking a tip from Woody Allen, writer-director Valerie Breiman based much of her debut feature, ``Love & Sex,'' on a funny relationship - that's funny ha-ha
and funny insane, like everybody's - she once had.
The home movie-ish result is more funny peculiar than funny ha-ha
THE HANGOVER PART II Follow-up from the surprisingly funny original - which wasn't just funny ha-ha
but also funny-clever in places.
It is a comic piece but it's not funny ha-ha
all the way through it.
5% pay increase they are proposing this year is a joke ( not funny ha-ha
, but funny in that it makes you feel like crying.
Then I came upon Manhattan one night on TV and found it to be a better film without the distance, not as funny ha-ha
, perhaps, but braver and edgier, invested with a dreadful fullness that my self-protective presumption of irony had previously diluted.
Death is usually a pretty grave affair, but it can be a funny business at times - funny peculiar AND funny ha-ha
COMEDY is a funny business, but not always funny ha-ha
But humour has moved along apace in four decades, and often the result here is more good fun than funny ha-ha