We all need to relax and laugh in these difficult times – after all, laughter is the best medicine! We love watching comedies: and the funny moments involving doors seem to have us in stitches!
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Read on to find out the top five funniest door moments from the movies…
Home Alone (1990)
The US comedy film, Home Alone, stars Macaulay Culkin as a little boy called Kevin, who is inadvertently forgotten when his family sets off for their Christmas holiday. When his parents realise their mistake, they battle festive travellers to set off for home again.
In the meantime, however, two burglars have set their sights on breaking in, but they hadn’t bargained on the fact that the house has been booby-trapped by eight-year-old Kevin! The hapless duo suffer all kinds of attacks – including when would-be burglar Harry, played by Joe Pesci, burns his hand on the scalding hot door handle as he tries to enter the house!
Elf is another classic Christmas comedy, starring Will Ferrell as a human who is adopted and raised by Santa’s elves! Eventually, on learning he was adopted as a baby, he heads to New York to meet his biological father. As a super-tall and naive elf called Buddy, let loose in the city for the first time, life is full of surprises.
One of the most famous moments is the revolving door scene, when Buddy fails to master the concept of how to walk through a revolving door. Instead, he gets stuck inside, running round and round, until he catapults wildly out into the street, dizzy and nauseous!
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Jim Carrey starred as Ace Ventura, a detective specialising in animal cases, who must find an abducted dolphin called Snowflake. The bottlenose dolphin, the mascot belonging to Miami Dolphins football team, was stolen just before the Super Bowl. Ventura’s unorthodox methods are ridiculed by the police department and lead him into all kinds of scrapes, but usually he gets results.
One of the movie’s funniest moments is when our hero begins singing manically, while opening and closing a balcony door many times. He may look like he’s gone crazy, but there’s method in his madness! He was actually proving the door was sound-proof – a vital piece of evidence to show that a neighbour couldn’t have heard a crime being committed through the double gazed pane.
The same movie spawned another funny door scene, when Ventura knocks on a door in the course of his inquiries, only to be greeted by a man who points a shotgun in his face! He quips the famous line, “I’m looking for Ray Finkle … and a clean pair of shorts!”
Sing is an animated musical comedy film about a group of anthropomorphic animals, who enter a singing competition organised by a koala called Buster Moon to save his struggling theatre. The film features more than 60 songs by famous artists and the animal characters are voiced by stars including Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett Johansson.
In one scene, Buster is elated when he realises the singing competition is a success, as he sees hundreds of entrants queueing to come inside. He excitedly tells his assistant to “throw those doors open wide” – allowing a weird and wonderful array of animal contestants to enter the building and start singing, in scenes reminiscent of the X Factor!
Monsters Inc (2001)
Although we promised five funny door scenes, this animated comedy deserves an honorary mention for the simple fact it has a great chase scene involving hundreds of doors! At the Monsters Inc factory in the city of Monstropolis, monsters are employed as “scarers” to terrify children by popping through portal-like doors into their bedrooms.
Two of the monsters, Sulley and his best friend Mike, accidentally bring a little girl back to Monsters Inc after a scaring goes wrong! Comic chaos ensues as they try to return her safely to earth through the relevant door – which involves being chased by the bad guys through multiple doors, until they can find the right one.
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