1. Funny how? Like I’m a clown? I amuse you?
Goodfellas is, of course, a mob movie—a rise-and-fall picture, a satire of the American dream, a love story, you name it. But above all, it’s a comedy, filled with quotable jokes and riotous reaction shots. That’s actually its most beloved aspect and why it’s even nudged even the more solemnly classical The Godfather out of the top spot for many gangster-movie fanatics: Goodfellas rides on a mountain of laughs.