Funny People
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Funny People 2009

When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act...

Release Date:
July 20, 2009
Duration:
146 min
Director:
Judd Apatow ...
Cast:
Adam Sandler, Wayne Federman, Jason Schwartzman, Jonah Hill, Jimmy Johnson, Seth Rogen, Jerry Minor, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Aubrey Plaza, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, RZA, Aziz Ansari, Torsten Voges, Allan Wasserman, Rod Man, Mike O'Connell, James Taylor, Nicole Parker, Nydia McFadden, Andy Dick, Charles Fleischer, Nicol Paone, George Coe, Budd Friedman, Monty Hoffman, Carol Leifer, Paul Reiser, Mark Schiff, George Wallace, Norm MacDonald, Dave Attell, Sarah Silverman, Bryan Batt, Maggie Siff, Eminem, Ray Romano, Jon Brion, Sebastian Steinberg, James Gadson, Arshad Aslam, Bo Burnham, M. Michelle Nishikawa, Kenny Copeland Jr., Calvin Sykes, Ca'Shawn Sims, Mandi Kreisher, Phillip Andre Botello, Carla Gallo, Ernest Thomas, Tonita Castro, Carlos Andrade, Steve Bannos, Justin Long, Lucas Dick, Tyler Spindel, Deamor Yi, Elaine Kao, King Kedar, Andre Butler Jr., Tanya Acker, Jarrett Grode, Qiana Chase, Tom Anderson, John Hartmann, Dave Rath, Dan Harmon, Brandon Cournoyer, Kyle Kinane, Mark Cohen, Denise Meyerson, Joanie Marx, Davon McDonald, Orny Adams, Al Lubel, Adam J. Bernstein, Eleanor Zee, Ben Meyerson, Sammy Jack, Kim Taylor, Andrea Zonn, Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, Larry Goldings, Luis Conte, Russ Kunkel, Brad Grunberg, Brian Lally, Miki Ishikawa, Don Abernathy, Leo Baligaya, Brett Ryan Bonowicz, John Clerkin, Clark Coffey, Zachary Culbertson, Aaron Drake, Laivan Greene, Elizabeth Hirsch-Tauber, Stephen Bradley Jones, Matt Landry, Cameron Lee, Carl Marino, Joti Nagra, Lizzie Partridge, Montgomery Paulsen, Matthew L. Sobel, Christopher Sugarman, Jonathan Winnicki, Nathan Wright, Jeff Redlick, Joe Nunez, Susan Krebs, Basil McCurry, Timothy Roberts, Michael Patrick Breen, Jane Le, Jack Chevanty, Jason Canning, Brandon Johnson, Maria Zambrana, Mohammad Kavianpour, Matthew Black, Ezra Edmond, Jeff Rosick, Heather Howe, Mark Lavell, Elsa Morales Myers, Laura Mayes, Ronnie Loaiza, Andrew J. Neis, Kelli Shane, Wilder Shaw, Kerry Wing, Funny People ...
Genres:
Drama, Comedy ...
Country:
USA

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The only thing I thought was a copout was that "this is 40" had the same fight scene as this movie with the same chick basically a copy scene but different in a very small way! Kinda disappointed about the plot but it was overall great! I don't care about anything except it making me laugh and it succeeded!
Funny People is 2009's best comedy and Judd Apatow's best film to date.
Although it wasn't the comedy that everyone expected because Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen were stars in the same movie, it still was pretty funny. It showed the journey of a upcoming comedian, showing at first how Ira's stand-up wasn't good at all as he was starting. However, his rountine progressed after performing more and more. Ira's character probably relates to Sandler when he was first starting out, because he was booed at first off the stages of New York, until he progressed and started writing jokes and performing for Saturday Night Live. The movie doesn't go over the top working for a laugh, but it doesn't have many moments that make you cry from laughing either. This is what makes viewers disappointed especially when most of the characters are from movies that have more than enough comedic tear-jerking scenes(Knocked Up, The waterboy, Superbad).
Just got back from seeing an advance screening of Funny People. Great movie. I liked it a lot. Very funny, but a lot darker than I expected. But that's why I like Judd Apatow so much - he mixes great comedy with serious issues underneath. Great bit parts and a ton of fun cameos. I also like the way it ended. Not expected at all.
Just seeing the trailer and the advance screening of Funny People give you a great feeling of hope and fun from the film, also the cast and the greats producers and director Judd Apatow help for make this movie one of the most succesful films of comedy-drama of 2009
Judd Apatow does it again. This movie is a feel good film through and through but with his raunch and his every man quality. The movie is lengthy but isn't to bothersome because there are laughs and random cameo's from A to C list actors. I recommend it to anyone who likes this new breed of movie called the dramedy.
I saw this movie this past Monday and I can't wait to see it again. It was done with excellent direction and very funny noticeable improv. There were a ton of famous guest appearances and there wasn't a moment when I was not entertained.

This was the first free premier showing that I've been to so I'm not sure what protocol is, but the movie was quite long. IT was pushing 2:30 and I think that there could of been a couple scenes toward the end that could have been done without.

Fans of previous Judd Apatow movies will not be disappointed but more importantly I believe this appeals to a broader, more expansive audience which should garner a new base of fans.
i like movies.
"Funny People" interrupted my nap time.

Every once in a while a movie come along that proves all comedic actors/actresses have a long tough road ahead of them if they attempt to make the inevitable transition from dopey raunchy comedy to tragic drama. Funny people is no exception when it comes to Adam Sandler. This statement is by no means meant to insist that he cannot do it or that he doesn't have the range. Far from it. It is simply a suggestion that the next time a writer/director well known for his "raunch" comedic timing and sight gags decides to invest time and money into an actor's major transitional stepping stone, he should first ask himself this question, "How far should I go to display his dramatic chops and should I do it at the expense of not only my box office gross, but at the expense of my audience's time and ever thinning wallets?" If Judd Apatow had contemplated this first we may have had an even deeper and serious dramatic film on our hands. However, we would have at least been aware of what we were walking into.
I am fine with the fact that Apatow wanted t make a dramatic film, but please, next time just say it! Don't dress it up like a "Knocked Up" vehicle and then give us "As good as it gets" or even worse "Terms of Endearment". Both decent films, but by every sense of the word "Dramas". Adding the likes of such Apatow players as such as Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill just falsely decorates this confusion even greater. I am not saying that the movie was a complete failure, just a mere one. The countless problems with direction, editing, pacing, and at times even cinematography (fans of Janusz Kaminski come and get me) feel more like they are trying to throw you out of this picture than trying to save a fairly bankrupt screenplay from utter tediousness. With a running time of 2
I watched the Funny People Live on Comedy Central the other night. It made me want to see the movie ten times more. There is no stopping the Judd Appatow-Seth Rogen team.