Amazon’s running a Comedy Sale in the Instant Video store, and while many of the 27 titles included in this sale aren’t discounted by much, there are a few must-have comedies priced at just $7.99 to own in SD or HD. Since Amazon’s not announcing any specific end date for the discounts be sure to grab any you want right away (descriptions from IMDB):
Office Space (R, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD/$3.99 in HD, $7.99 to own in SD or HD)
Peter Gibbons just can’t seem to catch a break. His girlfriend is cheating on him, he has an obnoxious neighbor, and he’s completely miserable with his job as a small cog in a company called Initech. Then he visits a hypnotherapist, who dies just after putting Peter into a state of complete bliss. Free of worrying about making a living, he no longer feels the need to keep his job, just as the company is going through a massive downsizing. However, his new attitude only makes him more valuable in the company’s eyes, and his friends Michael and Samir are fired instead. Together, they scheme to plant a virus inside Initech’s computer system that will pull money into their own account. – Written by rmlohner
White Goodman is the owner and founder of Globo Gym, and would love nothing more than owning Average Joe’s Gymnasium. Peter LaFleur doesn’t want to lose his gym to Goodman, but can’t find a way to get $50,000 in time.
Peter and his gang of gym buddies think of ways to raise money, finally settling on winning a dodgeball tournament. White Goodman retaliates by creating his own dodgeball team to finish off Peter.
Peter’s team doesn’t do too well, until legendary ADAA champ Patches O’Houlihan turns up ready to train them. – Written by FilmFanUK
Idiocracy (R, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $7.99 to own in SD or HD)
Joe Bauers, an Army librarian, is judged to be absolutely average in every regard, has no relatives, has no future, so he’s chosen to be one of the two test subjects in a top-secret hibernation program.
He and hooker Rita were to awaken in one year, but things go wrong and they wake up instead in 2505.
By this time, stupid people have outbred intelligent people; the world is (barely) run by morons–and Joe and Rita are the smartest people in America. – Written by Anonymous