New and Upcoming Comedies

Which comedies are coming soon to theaters? We have the list! As comedy films are announced, we will update our website to add a new post outlining the general plot, actors, and MPAA rating of the comedy. At JustComedies, we hate spoilers. We keep our plot information as vague as possible, and let you choose if you want to watch the trailer for the upcoming comedies or not.

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The Edge of Seventeen


Upcoming 2016 Comedy: Release Date November 18, 2016


Starring Hailee Steinfold, Woody Harrelson, and Kyra Sedgwick, this high school comedy pits a common theme of outcasts vs insiders and adds in betrayal of best friends. This comedy seems very true to its poster. It really digs into the feelings of being a high school student, with the pressures, emotions, parties, and constant worrying about social standings. The main character has a real Aubrey Plaza vibe (Think April from Parks and Rec).

It does look a bit cliche in part, just from the trailer. The fact that it has an R rating means that the dialogue is a little more realistic to how people actually talk when they are in high school than some other high school movies that. If you want a decent looking high school comedy and a coming of age tail, this one shows promise.

If you don’t like plot outlines, then at this point you should decide – hey, this looks like a good upcoming comedy and stop reading!

Brief plot blurb:

Highschool loser has a popular older brother.

The Edge of Seventeen Official Trailer

If you want to get a feel for this movie, watch until about 1:32. If you keep watching after that, you get more plot points than should probably be given out in a trailer. That’s not really the fault of The Edge of Seventeen. It’s a common trend in movie trailers lately to give a whole bunch of details, and if you’re someone like me who prefers to not know too much about the movie they are going into and be surprised, my advice again is to watch until just over 1:30.

If you like to know more details, the writer/director is Kelly Fremon Craig. She is quite unknown, having only writing “Post Grad”, a Rom Com about a recent college graduate, and a short film about a college co-ed who’s body image issues make the choice over whether or not she should join others in a naked run around campus.

What I am getting at is that while Kelly Fremon Craig doesn’t have a lot of experience in major films, she has found a niche (high school and college) and is sticking with it.

This upcoming comedy movie looks like it’s worth a watch! 

There is something magical about watching a great comedy in theaters

Watching a comedy movie in theaters can be a great experience. There is something infectious about laughter that makes a truly good comedy a delight to watch with others. As well, because comedy movies are less serious than other forms of film, many of the disadvantages of watching a movie in theater become moot. It is so much less annoying to have someone occasionally talk in a comedy movie than a serious drama. In fact, the people around you can really enhance a good comedy movie. Sometimes the funniest thing about a comedy is hearing the really unique laughs that fill the theater! From guffaws to chortles and the occasional snort, laughter is contagious. Upcoming comedies that you are really excited for give you a buildup for sometimes weeks or months where you can be looking forward to them!

How can you know if an upcoming comedy will be good?

Avid movie-goers can get a pretty good sense of whether they will enjoy a movie beforehand. When was the last time you were really excited for a movie and ended up disappointed? If it happens frequently, you might need some strategies for know if you will enjoy a comedy!

Personally? I judge a book by its cover. The advertisers and movie poster creators know what they are doing. If they have me as their target audience, they will design a poster that appeals to me. I can usually tell at a glance if I am going to enjoy a comedy or not just from taking a quick glance. If the cover appeals to me, I quickly scan the blurb.

Just because other people hate a comedy doesn’t mean anything if your personal tastes are different. The best way to tell if an upcoming comedy will be good is to know your own personal taste! Think about your favourite comedies, find similarities, and you will be sure to find safe bets for the movie theater.