Funny People

Funny People

DVD - 2009
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A very successful stand-up comedian, George learns that he has less than a year to live. Ira, who is a struggling up-and-coming comedian works at a deli. One night the two perform at the same club, and George decides to make Ira his best friend. This lopsided relationship gradually takes on aspects of true friendship as Ira forces George to try to reconnect with the people in his life, including his ex-girlfriend Laura. Bonus material included.

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britprincess1ajax
May 06, 2016

When the whole cast of a film is comedic actors and actresses, you expect a comedy. This, however, is not the comedy you expect, in the vein of typical Judd Apatow material. This film is surprisingly real, more dramatic and brutally honest than it is laugh-a-minute. However, the film is not a disappointment. It is not what you thought you were spending your money on; it's much more. Kudos to Leslie Mann and Adam Sandler at their best.

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lydiag22
Feb 26, 2016

i don.t understand why you would call this movie 'dullsville'-it is far from it. Adam does play a more serious role, but this is WAAAYYY better than Spanglish. My 17 year old son also liked this I've watched this twice this year and I seldom watch movies more than once.

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JOSEPH SARDO
May 24, 2015

The movie was excellent for an hour and a half or so, then I think the running time got a little too long. However, don't get me wrong, it was still a really really good movie, and just for that first little bit it is worth watching the whole thing. I personally enjoyed the subject matter because I am starting to get into performing standup myself!!

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Isley
Jul 08, 2014

Overlong, but I suppose I don’t go see a Judd Apatow movie for tightly constructed filmmaking but rather for all the amusing jokes. And there are enough funny bits in this one to keep things enjoyable--even though (and I realize this is part of the point) Sandler’s character isn’t super likeable.

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Pepperjim2010
May 04, 2014

Awful don't bother. Not at all a laugh a minute comedy. Very slow and awkward.

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AmyEighttrack
Apr 27, 2014

A really funny movie, with food for thought. Enough to make you an Adam Sandler fan. It's a bit of a different role for him. Seth Rogen's also very good. Great ensemble cast and crew.

tazz3 Jul 29, 2013

Worth watching

RedDragon77 Jul 27, 2013

Made me laugh!

bluedog8422 Jul 27, 2013

So glad I never went to the movies to see this one. It had it's funny moments, but overall it wasn't really funny. Then again, Adam Sandler movies aren't really known for being the best of the crop. Watch it with someone who always laughs at stupid jokes. That way you are bound to laugh more!

Quimeras Apr 04, 2013

“Funny People” is not always funny and this is okay since it takes a serious look at what it is to be a comedian. However, I felt that there were two movies in one: the first has Adam Sandler’s character dealing with his medical diagnosis and the second has him carry on after his health improves. Thus, the film just seemed too long and after a while, it became tedious to watch.

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bdls206
Apr 07, 2011

Leo: I just came back from the new Harry Potter movie. Harry's getting old. They should start calling him Harold Potter.

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Apr 07, 2011

George Simmons: Are you mad that you died at the end of Die Hard?

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bdls206
Apr 07, 2011

Mark: When my grandfather died, there was one candle next to his bed. And the candle started flickering. We all thought it was him going to Heaven, you know?
Leo: You don't pass through fire to get to Heaven. I think he went to Hell.

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Nov 16, 2013

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Apr 07, 2011

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Apr 07, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Apr 07, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Apr 07, 2011

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.

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