Written August 02, 2009
I thought this was a very fresh comedy. If you don't like swearing an sex jokes, I'd skip it. If yu can get past that, you'll laugh your butt off. Smartly written and well acted.
Written July 30, 2009
this movie was one of the funniest movies EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is his best movie ever by far. seth rogan was as sexy as ever and hilarious. this is by far the best movie since 1969. If you dont see this movie, you are probably a fan of ken jennings and bob saget.
Written August 01, 2009
Funny People contains all the vulgar humor that you'd expect from a Judd Apatow movie, but really this is a grown-up movie about grown-up things, and it also shows us that celebrities are people too. Sandler's George Simmons has spent his life basically alone. Alienating people with his abrasive personality, appalling people with his obnoxious humor and movies, and then one day everything changes. And that leaves him with a new assistant (Rogen), reconciling with family and ex-love (Leslie Mann).
And the movie takes us through all this with "****" jokes and raucous humor, but this isn't a 40 Year Old Virgin, or even Knocked Up. Apatow, here becomes a filmmaker, as opposed to a sitcom producer. The movie contains laughs that lead to tears and never leaves you with one or the other and by the end, the characters, while not really changed; have matured. And for that, that makes Funny People a must see!
Written September 20, 2009
Like "The Break-Up" with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston 3 years ago, "Funny People" is a good movie that has been terribly mis-advertised as a comedy. Sure there are funny lines, especially during the first half of the movie, but this is primarily a serious drama about people in general and Adam Sandler's character in particular trying to find meaning in life and a true source of happiness beyond momentary yucks. Not a perfect movie but interesting and well worth seeing. Take the "R" rating seriously due to the mature themes, pervasive foul language and brief sexual situations.
Written August 08, 2009
Normally Adam Sandler movies are roughly 90 minutes to an hour... well this here is about 2 and a half hours of mundane boringness. It was basically and homage to Sandlers career, which is fine but it seems like there is no point to this film. Whatever happened to making a funny film?