Funny People
Funny People
| 30 July 2009 (USA)
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Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.


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Although it has its amusing moments, in eneral the plot does not convince.

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Kien Navarro

Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.

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Fatma Suarez

The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful

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Funny People is more dramatic than funny, so if you go into it expecting that then you won't be too disappointed. This movie has a realistic feel to it, but it also drags on a bit too long. I liked it, but I don't know if I'd recommend it to anyone.

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The biggest waste of 2 1/2 hrs of my life. I honestly got cancer and wished I died by the time it ended! Anticlimactic and worse than the first time I tried to have sex.

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Mr Black

Well, I only go this movie because Adam Sandler is in it. I find he makes one good movie, one bad, one good, one bad..So thought' I'd take a chance. It's an okay story with good performances, but wow, there IS a lot of things wrong with this. For starters, it's a re-hashed story from 'The Great Buck Howard." - almost exactly, in terms of the two main characters. Show biz big guy gets an assistant and treats him badly. Assistant finally leaves and they meet again later. Been there, done that. Now about the humour. Maybe this is just an indication of how stupid society has become, but seriously,, I got bored of the penis jokes after about the 5000th one. One per movie might be funny, but after one you're flogging a dead horse. Seriously.? Penis jokes are funny when you're ten. When your a grown adult, it's just embarrassing unless you have an IQ below 80 and live in a hillybilly log cabin or something. The only thing here is, at first George Simmons was dying. In the Great Buck Howard he wasn't.

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Mike Keski

Funny People was an interesting movie, some people say it isn't funny at all, but it really is at times, it's just darker than your usual comedy, it's definitely not the horrible reviews some people give it. Also there is no spoilers here, what I type is in the trailer anyway.George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is a rich and lonely a-hole, who used to be a huge Stand Up comedian and made some shoddy movies, Kind of like Eddie Murphy in that sense, then George becomes ill and decides to seek some meaning in his life, he has an epiphany of sorts I suppose, in doing this he heads down to the local stand-up comedy parlor and meets a young comedian, Ira (Seth Rogen) and befriends him and offers him a job writing Jokes for him, he ends up becoming his best friend, his only real friend, Ira is the only person who knows about the illness and George Simmons life is starting to change, he stops being a self centered, a-hole During this time we meet Ira's friends and see the nice various little sub-plots going on with some relationships and the film starts to get really interesting, and you want to get involved.Now shortly after this, the film kinda goes haywire, a big twist, I am not going spoil it and say what happens, but many of those subplots I was talking about disappear and a new main plot takes place, much of the humor comes from this, but similarly a lot more drama takes place, and Adam Sandler is not-that-great at the Drama side of it, his voice goes all quiet and croaky, perhaps it could have worked with a different actor, I don't really know, Sandler did okay, but he handles his drama wrong. The movie is still good and I feel that what occurs during this twist is great and very complex, confusing at times, and interesting, but it comes at the cost of what began unfolding at the start of the film which is a shame. The film has a great resolve though, I really like the ending, while the route to it was confused, complicated and or contorted, I like how it ended, it returned to its roots at the close. Unfortunately I am left missing the sub plots that were never fully explored.

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