Chuck & Buck Directed by Miguel Arteta
How much of comedy is tied to embarrassment? A minority perhaps, but a robust, memorable one. As for the ways comic embarrassment involves movie protagonists, there are perhaps only two basic flavors. In the first, the protagonist is a screwy-but-likable comic hero and it's the situation that's embarrassing. Picture Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy or Jim Carrey with their tuxedo pants around their ankles and ear-to-ear grins of frozen horror on their faces as hundreds of wedding guests turn crimson: the prototype is instantly recognizable from scads and decades of Hollywood movies.