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I love Judd Apatow's movies with all my heart. They're extremely funny, very real to life, and just plain enjoyable. They always contain something that anyone can relate to. Funny People is no exception. It's definitely no 40 Year Old Virgin or Knocked Up as far as crude humor or constant hilarity goes, but in a movie sense, it's almost better than the 2 previously stated. It's both a drama and a comedy, because it deals with Adam Sandler coping with the sudden knowledge that he has a rare type of cancer, and the friendship he gradually gains with Seth Rogen along the way. A majority of the comedy comes from all of the main characters (Sandler, Rogen, and Hill) portraying stand-up comedians. And what else would you expect from Judd Apatow, Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Jonah Hill except a pretty funny movie? A lot of bad reviews for this movie are coming from people thinking it's going to be your normal crude Apatow picture, and it's not. Go into knowing that it's basically a drama, with a truckload of funny lines and interactions thrown in. As always Apatow's wife Leslie Mann is in it along with his 2 daughters, Iris and Maude. It's also fairly long clocking in at about 2 1/2 hours and sometimes seems like it drags on a bit, but it's nothing to worry about. To conclude my review, if you're a fan of any of Judd Apatow's previous movies, or if you like watching a good comedy/drama, then you must check out Funny People. Extremely enjoyable, realistic, and just a fantastic movie all around. 9/10.
Anyone who has seen Judd Apatow's two previous movies (40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up) would go into this movie expecting it to be funny and sorrowful at the same time.
And with a cast including Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Jonah Hill, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow, and Seth Rogen you know this movie is going to be funny and it does not disappoint.
Sandler is outstanding in this movie as he plays a comedian who finds out he has a rare type of cancer. His friendship with Rogen grows after that and the movie takes off from there.
This movie is very thought provoking and at times very funny.
If your looking for a good movie that warms the heart and makes you laugh at the same time, this is it.
When I bought this movie, I was so sure I was going to laugh my ass off the whole way through it...however, Funny People, isn't quite what I expected it to be. Adam Sandler plays a dying stand-up comedian who hates what his fame and fortune has brought him. He uses his 'sickness' to try to get his old life back. Seth Rogen is an excellent side-kick and puts up with a lot of crap from Sandler's character. Once I realized what the movie was trying to get across, I throughly enjoyed it. It has some great dry humor, but is definitely NOT for everyone. It's a sad comedy per say, that will leave some with a bad taste in their mouth; and others with a feel good tingle of watching Sandler doing what he does best.
Anything with Adam Sandler in it is supposed to be funny. This however, just, well, wasn't. I really do believe that this movie had potential, but there was so much going on, so many stories within the story, that they could have made 3 movies out of it.
It's 2 and a half hours long. That's about an hour and a half too long for the main story plot. This movie honestly seemed longer than Titanic, or Gone With The Wind because it is so long and drawn out.
There is very little humor in Funny People. The only good thing about it is all the major stars that pop up here and there, which is probably why, in my opinion at least, that this movie even made it to the big screen and didn't go straight to DVD.
Love this flick! It's exactly what you would want from a Judd Apatow film. Seth Rogen is hilarious as always. Adam Sandler portrays the preferable of his 2 signature characters (un-obnoxious versus obnoxious). The entire cast does a great job. If you haven't seen this be sure to check it out!
This is a great movie that has seth rogen , adam sandler , jonah hill , and the great Rza. This is a very funny movie and yet serious at some points. You can win item fairly cheap on ebay and it is well worth the money.
Oh this movie...seemed so long for a plot that was so week! Guy might die so he looks at life differently for a split second, you start feeling sorry for him then all of a sudden his illness is gone, and thats great- but you'd be left thinking "huh" ?? You think he will definately win the girl back in the end, but wrong again...and he's back to where he started, being alone! he does gain a friend throughout the show...which is probably what the movie is about all along; friendship and not true love.
The humor was dry, not really funny- I think I laughed a couple of times maybe...I do LOVE adam sandler, but for me this movie flopped! Not something I would pull out and watch again, really.
Not really adam sandler's best, hyped up to be more than it was. Still a good movie, and would recommend seeing it, but don't recommend seeing it with the pre-conceived notion that it is a typical adam sandler-esque comedy, very different than his past work
This is a little different from what you'd expect from an Adam Sandler movie. Its actually a little more serious than most of his movies. But none the less it is still a very funny movie and has a great storyline behind the movie. It is a little vulgar at times but overall I highly recommend this movie. I easily give it 4 stars.
Love all that star in this film, Very Funny, Feel Good movie, Must have, I've been buying DVD's a lot lately, I love comedy's anything to make one laugh, this is a film you could watch over & over!