Young Adult - in which director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody return after less successful solo projects to deliver a surprisingly funny, sad and angry piece of genre criticisl that was worthy precisely becuase it was adult. Another good indie comedy was Whit Stillman’s Damsels In Distress, worthwhile for its sense of humour and its almost total incongruity – and the fact that it has an appendix. Whimsical, funny and entirely enjoyable would also described To Rome With Love, not one of Woody Allen’s best but a nice, cheery film nonetheless.
UPDATE: The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg's fantastic and powerful companion piece to Festen should be placed at No. 3.