Films / Sense Of Humor (Sens De l'Humour)
Canada | Best of Fest/Spotlight | 2011 | 110 | Website
Director: Emile Goudreault
French w/English subtitles
Film source: Cinemaginaire
Roger sees red. And when Roger sees red, people get cut into tiny little pieces and buried in the yard. Luc and Marco are two Montréal comics on tour who have decided to make audience member Roger the butt of their jokes at one of their shows. Unless, of course, Luc and Marco can find Roger’s sense of humor behind his steely, murderous, bloodthirsty eyes. Sense of Humor is a laugh-out-loud hilarious film about two hack comics trying their best not to be … well, two hack comics. In order to save their own lives, Marco and Luc must train the humorless Roger to be funny so he can charm the woman he loves and take down the nemeses who picks on him. Will Luc and Marco be successful in their Cyrano-like attempts to teach Roger the art of joke-telling? Or will Roger bomb and be laughed at, instead of laughed with? Either way, Roger is going to kill.
Sense of Humor will surely make you laugh, Michael Cote as Roger is hilarious, but it will also offer rare glimpses of the culture and landscapes of our neighbors up North. Reportedly, Sense of Humor is Quebec’s biggest box-office success in 2011.