Let’s get real. We like to laugh at the expense of other people. It’s a fine line between laughing at and laughing with someone in a movie, and truly successful comedies manage to make characters relatable enough that we don’t want to cross the border of meanness.
One of the trickiest and greatest forms of comedies is the mockumentary, or a fake documentary: the film that has all the codes of the documentary and pretends to be one but is fiction. Some of the most hilarious comedies in history have been mockumentaries. They are, however, a tricky feat to achieve, a recipe that needs to achieve a fine balance of several ingredients.
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