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Funny People

Funny People
  • 2009
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Judd Apatow
  • Written by: Judd Apatow
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Eric Bana
  • Website: www.funnypeoplemovie.com

Sandler plays George Simmons, a successful yet lonely stand-up actor gone Hollywood. When the hopelessness of his situation is brought into sharp relief when he's diagnosed with a terminal illness but an unexpected friendship with struggling comedian Ira (Rogen) re-awakens the veteran's sense of worth. Although this film goes deeper than most bromances would dare, the mixture of self-pitying and tears-of-a-clown introspection soon loses its charm.

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Funny People

21 Aug 20093 stars

More bittersweet comedy drama from Judd Apatow

In his third film as director, Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) spreads his wings with a bittersweet drama about the moral vacuity of celebrity. Adam Sandler plays George Simmons, a stand-up actor gone Hollywood, whose success in films…

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