The rise of the indie comedy is a well-documented phenomenon in Hollywood. In recent years, there’s been an explosion of films that seek to capitalize on this new genre, one that attempts to mix quirky, off-beat humor with outsider (or loner) characters, with the requisite romantic drama and usually a choice song or two. While we couldn’t find any concrete definitions of the indie genre, it’s the type of thing where you know it when you see it. With that in mind, we’ve wrangled up 10 of the best and well-known indie comedies we could think of, and we’ll do our best to explain why we love them and why we feel they fit into this oddly mainstream genre that’s given us some of the best films to come out in recent years.
10. Charlie Bartlett
Charlie Bartlett is a classic example of the indie comedy, and for that reason we’ve chosen it to take the number 10 spot on this list. A classic coming of age tale that sees a troubled, wealthy young man (Anton Yelchin) acting as therapist and psychiatrist for the students at his new public school, Charlie Bartlett was neither critically adored nor commercially successful; however, the film has gained an intimate fan base that are quick to praise the movie’s heart and sincerity, along with decent performances from Yelchin, indie darling Kat Dennings, and an immediately pre-Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. Well worth checking out, Charlie Bartlett is one of the few indie comedies on this list you may not’ve seen already.http://www.aceshowbiz.com/still/00002649/CB_Day_38_08895.html Source: Aceshowbiz.com