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Funny People

film poster
Directed by Judd Apatow
Produced by Judd Apatow
Clayton Townsend
Barry Mendel
Seth Rogen
Evan Goldberg
Jack Giarraputo
Written by Judd Apatow
Starring Adam Sandler
Seth Rogen
Leslie Mann
Eric Bana
Jonah Hill
Jason Schwartzman
Aubrey Plaza
Music by Jason Schwartzman
Michael Andrews
Cinematography Janusz Kamiński
Editing by Craig Alpert
Brent White
Studio Relativity Media
Apatow Productions
Mr. Madison 23 Productions
Distributed by Universal Studios
Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) July 31, 2009 (2009-07-31)
Running time 146 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $75 million[1]
Gross revenue $71 million[1]
.Funny People is a 2009 American comedy-drama film, written, co-produced, and directed by Judd Apatow, and starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen as stand-up comedians.^ Tagged: adam sandler , funny people , marketing .
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^ Best Film of '09: Funny People .
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^ Interview: Funny People Adam Sandler & Judd Apatow Talk Comedy Date: 07.31.09 .
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.The film was released on July 31, 2009 in North America, and on August 28, 2009 in the UK.^ July 31, 2009 Starring .
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^ July 31, 2009 10:19 AM .
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.Funny People implements more dramatic elements than seen in Apatow's previous films.^ Know more about Funny People?
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^ Judd Apatow talks Funny People .
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^ Best Film of '09: Funny People .
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The film was co-produced by Apatow Productions and Mr. Madison 23 Productions, a subsidiary of Sandler's company Happy Madison. .Universal Studios and Columbia Pictures co-financed the film and Universal also served as a worldwide distributor.^ Universal Studios and Columbia Pictures co-financed the film and Universal also served as a worldwide distributor.
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^ Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures will co-finance the film, while Universal will distribute worldwide.
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^ Co-starring Jonah Hill, Eric Bana and Jason Schwartzman, it’s the film critics cheer is “uproariously funny!” (Sonny Bunch, The Washington Times) Copyright: (c)2009 Universal Studios and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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Plot

.George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is an extremely successful comedian and actor.^ Adam Sandler is the wealthy, successful comedian and actor George Simmons.
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^ George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is the world’s most popular comedian.
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^ George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is Adam Sandler - or at least, an equivalent of.
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.But he is very self-absorbed, lonely and estranged from his family by choice.^ But he is very self-absorbed, lonely and estranged from his family by choice.
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^ They play a self-absorbed couple that forswears marriage and the whole notion of family.
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.He is subsequently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and is informed that traditional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation would be unlikely to benefit him, so he embarks on an experimental treatment with an 8% chance of response.^ He is subsequently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and is informed that traditional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation would be unlikely to benefit him, so he embarks on an experimental treatment with an 8% chance of response.
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^ His solitary Malibu lifestyle gets a jolt when his doctor informs him that he’s got a very rare blood disease; there’s an experimental treatment, but so far it’s succeeded only on a tiny percentage of people.
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^ But after being diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) and given just a short time to live, Simmons discovers what Oprah has known all along: "If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are."
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.Consequently, he falls into a depression and upon seeing old tapes of his standup days, he decides to return to his roots and do stand-up comedy.^ MTV : [Will we see Judd Apatow doing stand-up comedy?
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^ He decides to return to his roots, stand-up comedy.
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^ It's about stand up comedy.
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.Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) is an aspiring stand-up comedian who dreams of quitting his day job.^ Seth Rogen plays his assistant-cum-manfriend, struggling comedian Ira Wright.
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^ Enter Ira Wright (Seth Rogen), a struggling stand-up comedian who works at a deli and is still in search of his elusive onstage persona.
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^ Wright is an aspiring comedian who’s just trying to make it.
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.George and Ira meet at a comedy club, where George unexpectedly takes the stage to deliver a dark routine.^ We get to meet George and Ira and discover their idiosyncrasies.
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^ One night, after performing at the same club together, George takes notice of Ira and hires the younger comedian as his personal assistant and opening act at his performances.
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^ He heads to a local comedy club to blow off some steam and that’s where he recruits an up-and-coming comic named Ira Wright (Rogen).
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.Ira is forced to follow and draws some laughs by mocking George's morbidity as he watches from the back.^ George decides to do a set at a comedy club, but it all comes out dark and morbid, so up-and-comer Ira (Seth Rogen) can’t resist goofing on the star.
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^ And while there are some huge laughs in this segment (as in the rest of the film), it goes on way too long, taking away from the most-interesting relationship in the film, that between George and Ira.

^ George hires (and befriends) Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) to write jokes for him after watching him perform stand-up.
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.George calls Ira the next morning asking him to write jokes for him to perform at a MySpace corporate event.^ George asks Ira to kill him .
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^ Clip: George asks Ira to kill him (0:44) .
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^ Then George calls Ira and offers him a job, along with his roommate Leo Koenig (Jonah Hill).
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.The event goes well and George hires Ira as an assistant.^ George hires Ira to be his semi-personal assistant as well as his friend.
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^ After one brief, strange encounter, the rich funnyman hires the untested Ira to write jokes for him at high-paying corporate events and that arrangement quickly develops into the only meaningful relationship in George's life.
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^ Realising he has lost touch with all his friends - and his roots - George decides to get back into stand-up comedy, and hires the humour-challenged and struggling stand-up Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) to be his personal assistant and friend.
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.George informs Ira of his condition and Ira cares for George through the treatment.^ That's not to say that George doesn't go through his share of denial, anger, bargaining and depression en route to accepting his condition.
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^ Much to his surprise, George gives him exactly that when he decides to hire Ira as a joke writer, health care provider and personal assistant.
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^ The two forge a close friendship as George helps Ira with his career and Ira helps George find closure in his legacy.
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.Eventually, Ira breaks down, begging George to tell people about his prognosis.^ George confides in Ira that he’s dying, and Ira eventually convinces George to tell people about his illness.
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^ Later, when the comics meet up in the parking lot, George tells Ira he would have done the same thing when he was his age and eventually asks him to come write jokes for him.
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^ George offers Ira and his roommate, Leo (Jonah Hill, another regular in Apatow’s comedy repertory company), an opportunity to write new material for George’s standup act, although Ira never tells Leo about the offer.
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.While in the process of telling his friends, George is visited by his ex-fiancée, Laura (Leslie Mann).^ George (Adam Sandler) and Laura (Leslie Mann) have a tearful conversation .
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^ Leslie Mann is also funny as Laura, George's old flame.
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^ Just when "Funny People" appears to have completed its natural arc, it makes a turn north to San Francisco, where George tries to reconnect with Laura ( Leslie Mann ), the love of his life.
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.She is married to Clarke, who is cheating on her while away on business.^ George regrets above all that he cheated on the one who got away, played by Apatow’s wife, Leslie Mann, married with children in Marin County, Calif.

^ If you get cheated by the Better Business Bureau, who do you complain to?
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^ She is married to Eric Bana’s Clarke, an Australian businessman who does a lot of traveling overseas.
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She regrets leaving George and they reconcile.
.George sees his doctor and learns that the medicine has worked; he has no traces of the disease, but it could resurface.^ But then George learns he has a terminal disease.
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^ That's about the point in the movie when George goes in for a checkup and learns that the experimental drugs he has been taking seem to be working and that he may no longer be dying after all.
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^ George Simmons ( Adam Sandler , Bedtime Stories ), a very famous comedian who is self absorbed, has no true friends and learns that he has a short time to live due to an incurable disease.
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.Ira is happy but George is unsure what to do with his life.^ George (Sandler, left) reevaluates his life with the aid of old flame Laura (Leslie Mann) and new friend Ira (Rogen) in Funny People.
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^ They become close while George provides his old school knowledge to Ira and Ira helps George find closure with his life.
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^ Ira is shocked to learn that he’s the only person George has told, and encourages him to reach out to some of the other people in his life.
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.He decides he wants a long-term relationship and calls Laura, but does not tell her the news.^ It really does tell a real story on how Adam Sandler is getting older and Seth Rogen is the new guy on the block.
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^ How long is it until your relationship is considered a long-term relationship?
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^ But if I decide I want to accomplish this goal, I will accomplish it.” Cannell’s new novel “Three Shirt Deal” is in bookstores everywhere.

.George and Ira go to San Francisco to perform; Laura meets them there.^ There he meets Ira (Apatow regular Seth Rogen), a struggling young stand-up who isn’t very funny, but has a lot of enthusiasm.
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^ When, he meets Ira, a struggling comedian at a comedy club where both the comedians are performing, George hires Ira to be his personal assistant and opening act at his performances.
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^ After a disastrous appearance at a local club, George meets Rogen's Ira, an aspiring comedian who mines a few laughs out of his performance, and he hires Ira to write jokes for him, and eventually, to work as his personal assistant.
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.George makes Ira tell Laura during intermission that he is better.^ Apatow doesn't make Ira an angel -- in the movie's boldest stroke, Ira fails to tell his comedy-writing roommate, Leo Koenig ( Jonah Hill ), that George wants to hire both of them.
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^ George and Ira go to visit Laura, George's lost love (Leslie Mann), who's living with her goofy, obnoxious husband (Eric Bana).
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^ After seeing Ira do a set at an L.A. comedy club, George hires him to be his assistant, joke writer and friend — and the only person he initially tells about his illness.
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George later explains that he didn't want to jinx it. .They embrace and she invites George and Ira to her house in Northern California.^ They become close while George provides his old school knowledge to Ira and Ira helps George find closure with his life.
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^ They slowly become friends and Ira is the only person who George tells about the leukemia.
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^ One night, George takes notice of Ira when they perform at the same club and he hires him to be his semi-personal assistant and opening act at his performances.
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.George and Ira spend time with his and her daughters.^ The scene in which Ira sits at George’s bedside was also inspired by Apatow’s time living with Sandler.
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^ Ira, who lacks any solid income, agrees to work for George and finds he spends his time between being George´s traveling sidekick, writer and someone to talk George to sleep.
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^ An ill-timed visit to her home by George and Ira certainly thickens the plot, but too much.

.George and Laura sneak into the guest house, and George performs cunnilingus on her.^ The narrative takes an abrupt turn in the second half, way outside the world of Hollywood and into suburban family life, when George re-enters Laura’s life.
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^ They leave all the comedians and clubs and dark comedy and George's big house, and they wind up in montages chasing Laura's kids around the yard.
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^ The film then tacks on another premise that mightve made a movie all its own, George going to Lauras house and trying to rekindle his fizzled romance with her.
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.Ira tells both daughters that George is healthy now.^ Apatow doesn't make Ira an angel -- in the movie's boldest stroke, Ira fails to tell his comedy-writing roommate, Leo Koenig ( Jonah Hill ), that George wants to hire both of them.
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^ When, he meets Ira, a struggling comedian at a comedy club where both the comedians are performing, George hires Ira to be his personal assistant and opening act at his performances.
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^ After seeing Ira do a set at an L.A. comedy club, George hires him to be his assistant, joke writer and friend — and the only person he initially tells about his illness.
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.Clarke unexpectedly arrives home; Laura asks George and Ira to keep up the façade of George still being sick.^ George asks Ira to kill him .
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^ George and Ira go to visit Laura, George's lost love (Leslie Mann), who's living with her goofy, obnoxious husband (Eric Bana).
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^ Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) is a struggling stand-up comedian and huge fan of comedy legend George Simmons (Adam Sandler).
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In the morning, Clarke gives George a tearful goodbye. His daughters reveal that George is actually healthy. Clarke confronts Laura and suspects she is cheating. .Laura tries to explain that George may not be entirely better and calls Clarke out on his infidelity so Clarke drives off.^ When George finds out he’s dying from cancer, the first thing he does is develop a new and very dark stand-up routine, and try it out at a small club.
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^ The fact that Apatow went out to get brilliant cinematographer Janusz Kaminski suggests that he's really trying to work on his weaknesses and direct better films.
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^ When George finds out he’s probably dying of a rare form of leukemia, he tries in a melancholy mope to get back everything he lost along the road to the mansion.
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Laura decides to leave him. .Ira thinks George should leave because it is not worth it to ruin a twelve-year marriage, but George threatens to fire him.^ George asks Ira to kill him .
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^ Then George calls Ira and offers him a job, along with his roommate Leo Koenig (Jonah Hill).
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^ George spots a struggling young comic, Ira Wright, at a local comedy club and hires him to write material and become his gopher.
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.The next day, George, Ira, and Laura watch video of her daughter Mabel performing "Memory" from Cats.^ One night, these two perform at the same club and George takes notice of Ira.
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^ One night, after performing at the same club together, George takes notice of Ira and hires the younger comedian as his personal assistant and opening act at his performances.
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^ When, he meets Ira, a struggling comedian at a comedy club where both the comedians are performing, George hires Ira to be his personal assistant and opening act at his performances.
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.Ira and Laura find the performance moving, but George thinks it's hilarious and offends Laura.^ When, he meets Ira, a struggling comedian at a comedy club where both the comedians are performing, George hires Ira to be his personal assistant and opening act at his performances.
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^ George and Ira go to visit Laura, George's lost love (Leslie Mann), who's living with her goofy, obnoxious husband (Eric Bana).
  • 'Funny People': The More Comedians Change, The More They Stay The Same - Monkey See Blog : NPR 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ One night, these two perform at the same club and George takes notice of Ira.
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Laura leaves for the airport to tell Clarke she is leaving him. .Ira lies to George and follows her.^ Ira lies that Leo is busy but says that hed be happy to help George out.
  • Funny People - Blu-ray Review - Monsters and Critics 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.monstersandcritics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A brief synopsis of the film follows Ira Wright (Seth Rogan) and George Simmons (Adam Sandler).
  • ‘Funny People’ Movie Delivered Dirty, Ranchy, Hilarius Comedy | OnTheFlix 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC ontheflix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Clarke tells Laura that he wants to give their marriage another try.^ You should not try to tell a joke because you want people to think you're funny.
  • How to Be Funny - wikiHow 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: General]

^ The film then tacks on another premise that mightve made a movie all its own, George going to Lauras house and trying to rekindle his fizzled romance with her.
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.Laura agrees and says her fling with George was just a flirtation.^ George rightly says that his friends are just people he hangs out with; most of his family do not know much about him and can't stand what they do know.
  • Funny People: In 'Funny People,' Judd Apatow gets serious with mixed results - baltimoresun.com 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ George could have resolved that he couldn't have Laura without all the family roadkill and flabby (or should I say flaccid?
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Ira gets caught by Clarke trying to sneak away. Laura is forced to tell Clarke she slept with George.
.Clarke chases George out of his house, throwing fists at him.^ As we watch George deal with his health concerns, we sympathize with him and understand his foolish attempt to chase after his ex-girlfriend, Laura (Leslie Man).
  • Blu-ray Review: Funny People | High-Def Digest 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC bluray.highdefdigest.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When Clarke returns from a business trip early, Ira and Sandler are stuck in Laura’s house with Laura’s family as Sandler attempts to steal Clarke’s wife out from under him and his daughters (the Apatow girls, a pleasure as always).
  • Review: What The Hell, Funny People? | Filmonic 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC filmonic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ George realizing he needs to seize the day and finding out that some things are too late which is leaving him depressed) .
  • Funny People Review | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.George asks Laura to explain but she sides with her husband.^ In the midst of all this, George also becomes smitten with Laura, a married woman whose husband is a less than likeable character.
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^ George and Ira go to visit Laura, George's lost love (Leslie Mann), who's living with her goofy, obnoxious husband (Eric Bana).
  • 'Funny People': The More Comedians Change, The More They Stay The Same - Monkey See Blog : NPR 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ Leslie Mann really brings out Adam’s sweeter side as Laura, George's "one that got away," and Eric Bana gets a rare chance to show his comedic chops as her bread-winning husband.
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.Heading back to Los Angeles, George berates Ira for his betrayal and fires him.^ George is using Ira, and Ira is using him right back.
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^ George asks Ira to kill him .
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^ Then George calls Ira and offers him a job, along with his roommate Leo Koenig (Jonah Hill).
  • FUNNY PEOPLE Blu-ray Review 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ira fires back at George for not learning from his experience and that his insensitivity hasn't changed.^ Whatever George gives to Ira, he can easily take back with a single devastating sentence.
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^ After receiving the devastating news of his illness, George hires young comedian Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) to get him back on his stand-up comedy feet.
  • Funny People: Movie Review by Joe Lozito on BigPictureBigSound 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.bigpicturebigsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ira is shocked to learn that he’s the only person George has told, and encourages him to reach out to some of the other people in his life.
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.Ira goes back to his old job.^ Ira gets fired and is forced to get his old job at a deli counter back -- which makes no sense because he was successfully appearing onstage by this time.

.George attends Ira's stand-up and watches him being much more confident on stage.^ George asks Ira to kill him .
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^ While comedy was his calling, stand up - not so much.
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^ George spots a struggling young comic, Ira Wright, at a local comedy club and hires him to write material and become his gopher.
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.The next day, George finds Ira at work and admits that even though he is no longer sick, his attitude needs improvement.^ But for much of its run, I was perfectly happy with it, even if it's hard to imagine that George has no one to hang around with in L. A. but Ira -- and maybe hard to forgive Apatow for not giving us more inside Hollywood characters and jokes.
  • Wilmington On Movies - July 30, 2009 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.moviecitynews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Needing a joke writer, an assistant, and even a friend, George hires Ira to be all three and a fascinating, complicated and unpredictable relationship is born.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘Funny People’ Review 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ George realizing he needs to seize the day and finding out that some things are too late which is leaving him depressed) .
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.George offers Ira jokes he wrote down, proving he is making an attempt to become a better person.^ Then George calls Ira and offers him a job, along with his roommate Leo Koenig (Jonah Hill).
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^ George spots a struggling young comic, Ira Wright, at a local comedy club and hires him to write material and become his gopher.
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^ After seeing struggling stand-up Ira Wright ( Seth Rogen ) at the Improv, George calls him up for a batch of jokes for a well-paying corporate gig, and then as much by accident as out of necessity, George and Ira become friends.
  • Movie Review - 'Funny People' - Get The Big Picture - 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.getthebigpicture.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Cast

Leslie Mann, Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow in Berlin (2009)
.Dave Attell, Sarah Silverman, Norm MacDonald, Paul Reiser, Tom Anderson, Charles Fleischer, George Wallace, and Andy Dick filmed cameo appearances as themselves, who are acquainted with George.^ Cameos from well-known comics (Ray Romano, Andy Dick, Paul Reiser, Sarah Silverman, etc.
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^ There are also a parade of comics and standup scenes, including Andy Dick, Charles Fleischer and Ray Romano, that are sometimes reminiscent of that great comedians' chorus in Woody Allen 's Broadway Danny Rose.
  • Wilmington On Movies - July 30, 2009 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.moviecitynews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cameos from the likes of Ray Romano, Norm MacDonald, Dave Attell and Sarah Silverman as themselves add to the authenticity, but it’s a scene with Eminem — someone who’s experienced his own share of highs and lows — that crystallizes everything “Funny People” is about.
  • MOVIES: 'Funny People' is Both Funny and Frustrating» Kitsap Sun 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.kitsapsun.com [Source type: General]

[3] .Rapper Eminem,[4] comedian Ray Romano, musician James Taylor,[5] MADtv member Nicole Parker,[6] and newcomer Bo Burnham[7] also appeared in small roles.^ Cameos abound, with appearances by such varied names as musician Jon Brion , comedians Ray Romano and Andy Dick , and rapper Eminem .
  • 'Funny People' Movie Review | Hollywood.com 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ American comedy this year than Eminem cursing out Ray Romano in Funny People?
  • Notes from Underdog. : My random thoughts on Funny People, via Twitter (and my fingers). 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC underdog.typepad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are too many celebrity cameos, and whether it be James Taylor saying “F*ck Facebook” or Eminem screaming at Ray Romano, even when they’re funny they feel tacked on, and the humor is cheap in a very Entourage sort of way.
  • FUNNY PEOPLE REVIEW: JUDD APATOW'S FUNNY PEOPLE, STARRING ADAM SANDLER | FilmDrunk: Movie news you can make fun of 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC filmdrunk.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Undeclared alum Carla Gallo had a cameo in the film as a character on Yo Teach!, the television show within the film that Mark stars in,[8] while Justin Long and Apatow regular Ken Jeong have cameos in the film as characters in movies for which George is famous.^ An audience member/extra named Lawrence who attended/participated in a comedy show filmed last night for Judd Apatow's Adam Sandler-starring comedian movie Funny People tried not to break the house rule ("please don't go home and review the show on the...
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^ Adam Sandler stars as George Simmons, a decidedly Sandleresque comic, whom we first meet making crank calls in home-movie footage Apatow fortuitously shot 20 years ago when he and Sandler were roommates trying to break into show business.
  • The Movie Review: 'Funny People' | The New Republic 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.tnr.com [Source type: General]

^ Written and directed by Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), it’s a serious drama about a rich, famous comedian, George Simmons (Sandler).

[9] .Owen Wilson and Elizabeth Banks are featured on posters for fake movies in which George starred.^ George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is a Sandler-like movie star who finds out he has a form of leukemia.
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^ The story centers around comedian/movie star George Simmons, played marvelously by Adam Sandler .
  • Funny People (2009) …review and/or viewer comments - Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies - ChristianAnswers.Net 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comedian George Simmons ( Adam Sandler ) is one of the biggest movie stars in the world.
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[10]. Bryan Batt makes an appearance as George's agent. .Musicians Jon Brion, Sebastian Steinberg, and James Gadson appear in the film as members of George's jam band.^ James Rocchi's writings on film have appeared at Cinematical.com, Netflix.com, SFGate.com and in Mother Jones magazine.
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^ Film grain has a tendency to appear uneven in some scenes and I did see a couple of cases of banding but nothing that detracts from the movie.
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^ There are also music clips from Taylor, as well as Sandler performing with musician Jon Brion.
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.Comedians Rod Man, Budd Friedman, Monty Hoffman, Mark Schiff, Orny Adams, Al Lubel, and Jerry Minor appear as themselves.^ It portrays the life of a successful comedian George Simmons (Adam Sandler), who has all that money can buy but is still a miserable man.
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Comedienne/producer/writer Carol Leifer appears as herself. .Peter Boffemmyer plays as sitting man in doctors office.^ It seems in one of Simmons’ big box office hits he plays a character that is a baby with an adult’s head– the very essence of the man-child, but it is also the very essence of what George Simmons has become.
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Production

.Judd Apatow had expressed his desire to make a stand-up comedian mentor film loosely based on his own early experiences as a struggling performer.^ The story in the film is inspired by Apatow's own real life experiences.
  • Hilarious Red Band Trailer for Judd Apatow's Funny People « FirstShowing.net 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Judd Apatow makes movies!
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^ Judd Apatow’s entire family is in the film.
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.He could not come up with an interesting idea since most of his mentors were kind to him.^ How come Superman could stop bullets with his chest, but always ducked when someone threw a gun at him?
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^ We paid for that with our own money; we were just so excited that he had come up with this hilarious comedian character that we felt like we had to max out what you could do with it.

^ And the relentless dick jokes just made me sad - is that really the best he could come up with?
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.He then thought of making a film about a mentor facing a life crisis, and decided to have his former roommate Adam Sandler play that role.^ She played a serious role in a not so serious film.
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^ I'm done talking about Adam Sandler.
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^ My problem with Adam Sandler films is that he is always playing Adam Sandler.
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.The two of them discussed making the film almost two years prior to production.^ Almost all of them are presented in high definition, with some being exclusive to the format, and the supplements are enjoyable, giving everyone involved an opportunity to discuss the work that went into making the film.
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^ He’s practically the film’s antagonist, which makes for an awkward two and a half hours.
  • Unreality - Unreal Movie Review: Funny People | 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC unrealitymag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His first two films 40-year old Virgin and Knocked Up were hugely successful and incredibly funny movies.
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[11]
.Apatow had cast Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Leslie Mann as the three leads in March 2008.[12] Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, and Jason Schwartzman were later cast in June 2008 when the title of the film was announced.^ Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and cast hit the red carpet .
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^ Leslie Mann "On working with the cast" .
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^ He, Rogen, and Mann all deliver superb performances, as does the supporting cast (including Jonah Hill, Superbad ; Jason Schwartzman, Rushmore ; and Eric Bana, Munich ).
  • Funny People (2009) DVD Release and Review | CalcuttaTube 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC calcuttatube.com [Source type: General]

.When asked about the decision to cast Bana, Apatow said that both he and Rogen are fans of his films as well as his sketch comedy work in his native Australia.^ Both films are largely about community.
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^ Similar to Apatow's previous films, the film would use both comedic and dramatic elements, though it will contain more of the latter.
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^ A native Californian, Ms. Mann first met Mr. Apatow during her audition for the 1996 Jim Carrey comedy “The Cable Guy”—he was a producer, she got the part.
  • Taking With Leslie Mann About ‘Funny People’ - WSJ.com 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

[11] .Rogen additionally commented they cast him as Leslie Mann's character's husband because he was someone who would be considered an intimidating presence to both Sandler and Rogen.^ I also would have liked to see Leslie Mann's character earlier in the movie.
  • Sound Off: Judd Apatow's Funny People - What Did You Think? « FirstShowing.net 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Leslie Mann "On her character and the story" .
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^ Leslie Mann and Adam Sandler plotline.
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[13] .Bana mentioned that he decided to make his character an Australian so he could improvise more.^ The second bit could have been done without all together other than the fact that the funniest bit comes in with Eric Bana's character.
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^ In fact, it's easy to say that they should have been left out so that the film could focus more...but this would make the movie TOO insular, too isolated & lonely.
  • Funny People (2009) DVD Release and Review | CalcuttaTube 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC calcuttatube.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't think Apatow fleshed-out Simmons as much as he could have, but I did get the feeling that Sandler is more like Simmons than other characters he has played.
  • Funny People (2009) DVD Release and Review | CalcuttaTube 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC calcuttatube.com [Source type: General]

[14]
.Academy Award-winning cinematographer Janusz Kamiński handled the cinematography for the film.^ The esteemed cinematographer Janusz Kaminski ( Saving Private Ryan , Schindler's List ) provides the film a bright, sharp look throughout.
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^ Janusz Kaminski, the cinematographer who has made many of Steven Spielberg’s films like “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan,” shot the comedy.
  • Judd Apatow Gets Serious With Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and ‘Funny People’ - WSJ.com 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ The esteemed cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List) provides the film a bright, sharp look throughout.
  • Funny People (2009) DVD Release and Review | CalcuttaTube 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC calcuttatube.com [Source type: General]

.Apatow had Sandler, Rogen, and Hill, who all played stand-ups in the film, write their own material for routines.^ Apatow directs Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann in Funny People, the story of a famous comedian who has a near-death experience.

^ I was at the filming for the Orpheum theater scenes and it was the funniest four hour stand-up i have ever seen.
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^ While an aspiring comic played by Jonah Hill (pictured above) brainstorms material for a MySpace corporate gig, he raises the question: “If Craig from craigslist got into a fight with Tom from MySpace, who would win?” .
  • Funny People Cage Fight: Craigslist Founder vs. MySpace ‘Friend’ | Underwire | Wired.com 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

.Apatow filmed them performing their routines in front of live audiences, using six cameras to capture their performances and audience reactions.^ Similar to Apatow's previous films, the film would use both comedic and dramatic elements, though it will contain more of the latter.
  • Funny People Videos - Metacafe 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Apatow scores by crafting the film equivalent of a stand-up routine that encompasses the joy, pain, anger, loneliness and aching doubt that go into making an audience laugh.
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^ I have no idea how much of this film is based on Apatow's life, but I feel like a good amount of it is, as it is extremely hard for the audience to relate to, or least it was for me.
  • Sound Off: Judd Apatow's Funny People - What Did You Think? « FirstShowing.net 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Apatow filmed their entire performances, although only five to ten minutes of stand-up footage appear in the film.^ Judd Apatow’s entire family is in the film.
  • Funny People - Reel Marla - Movie Reviews 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.reelmarla.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is only his third film as a director, following The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up , but his influence is so pervasive that he's credited or blamed for every bromance on the market.
  • Funny People : Review : Rolling Stone 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ The film also includes real video of the precocious, 13-year-old Rogen performing stand-up at a professional nightclub, where his entire bit revolves around his Jewish grandparents — the clip is supposed to represent Ira’s early standup efforts.
  • What Makes‘ Funny People’ Tick | Film | Jewish Journal 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.jewishjournal.com [Source type: General]

.Hill admitted his performance was not well-received because he has never done stand-up.^ After receiving the devastating news of his illness, George hires young comedian Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) to get him back on his stand-up comedy feet.
  • Funny People: Movie Review by Joe Lozito on BigPictureBigSound 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.bigpicturebigsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His buddy Leo (Jonah Hill) is also a stand-up comic, and Mark (Jason Schwartzman) stars on an NBC sitcom called Yo Teach...!
  • Funny People: 2-Disc Unrated Collector's Edition : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All stand up comedians talk about the same thing so anyone who said their are too many certain jokes has never seen a stand up comedian before.
  • Funny People (2009) DVD Release and Review | CalcuttaTube 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC calcuttatube.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Funny People (Unrated): Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana: Video On Demand 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Additionally, Apatow filmed scenes from Sandler's character's fictional filmography, as well as scenes from Schwartzman's character's fictional television show Yo Teach!, for the film to add realism.^ George and Ira could be a fictional rendering of Sandler and his old roommate in real life: the once obscure comedy writer Judd Apatow, who now equals and even exceeds his friend in status.
  • Funny People | Film review | Film | The Guardian 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The farther the comics stray from their anger, the worse their comedy - as evidenced by Sandler's character, who churns out family-friendly claptrap and co-star Jason Schwartzman's Yo, Teach!, a self-important sitcom (both brilliantly captured in clips woven into Funny People).
  • Funny People (2009) DVD Release and Review | CalcuttaTube 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC calcuttatube.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Funny People (Unrated): Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana: Video On Demand 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Adam Sandler's former roommate and now famous producer and director Judd Apatow returns this summer with his third feature film - Funny People .
  • Sound Off: Judd Apatow's Funny People - What Did You Think? « FirstShowing.net 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15]
.Apatow used an old video of Sandler, from when the two were roommates, in which Sandler makes prank phone calls.^ The film opens with actual footage of Sandler making prank phone calls when he and Apatow were roommates.
  • Funny People (2009) DVD Release and Review | CalcuttaTube 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC calcuttatube.com [Source type: General]

^ George and Ira could be a fictional rendering of Sandler and his old roommate in real life: the once obscure comedy writer Judd Apatow, who now equals and even exceeds his friend in status.
  • Funny People | Film review | Film | The Guardian 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Adam Sandler's former roommate and now famous producer and director Judd Apatow returns this summer with his third feature film - Funny People .
  • Sound Off: Judd Apatow's Funny People - What Did You Think? « FirstShowing.net 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Marketing

.The first teaser poster for the film was released November 13, 2008. On the day the teaser poster was released, Universal Pictures and MySpace partnered together to create a contest that would allow people to have a part in the film by just writing a comment explaining why.^ Universal has debuted the first poster for Judd Apatow's third film, "Funny People."
  • Funny People: Movies: UGO 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I wanted to write about that fondness I had for them, but it took me a long time to create a scenario in which I could talk about comedians, why people feel the need to be funny — and is there a way to be funny without being really f——- up?” .
  • What Makes‘ Funny People’ Tick | Film | Jewish Journal 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.jewishjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ He’s already done his first three films with Universal (”The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up” being the first two) and as the Reuters story notes, at his current pace of a film every two years, the deal would keep him at Universal through 2015.
  • Collider 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Additionally, Apatow held a stand-up comedy concert event called "A Night of Funny People" at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles to film a scene for the movie.^ Funny People was the second movie I ever auditioned for.
  • Funny People: Movies: UGO 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The stand up scenes were very funny and Eminem’s cameo was hilarious.
  • Funny People Review | The Movie Blog 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Funny People is an in-depth look at the life of stand-up comedians."
  • Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » Funny People TS XVID V2-STG-FATAL 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.rlslog.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The event was open to the general public and featured acts by Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, David Spade, and Patton Oswalt, with Sandler, Rogen, and Ansari performing as their characters in the film.^ If only Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen hadn’t gotten in the car.
  • MOVIES: 'Funny People' is Both Funny and Frustrating» Kitsap Sun 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.kitsapsun.com [Source type: General]

^ It features Thin Seth Rogen, Adam Sandler acting suspiciously...
  • Funny People on Videogum 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Adam sandler's best performance.
  • Funny People Movie Reviews, Movie Trailer, Movie Lists, Movie Forum, and Buy DVD by Filmcrave 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.filmcrave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first theatrical trailer for the film was released February 20, 2009 on the Internet, with a shortened version first appearing in theaters with I Love You, Man.^ Posted on 20 February 2009 .
  • Funny People | The Film Stage 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC thefilmstage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Anyway….the alludes to music and film that I also love is always a plus in Apatow's films, Ira's first kiss with watsername overlooking LA set to Wilco's Jesus, Etc.
  • Sound Off: Judd Apatow's Funny People - What Did You Think? « FirstShowing.net 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Year of Release: 2009 USA Release: July 31, 2009 (wide—3,000 theaters) DVD: November 24, 2009 Relevant Issues Death in the Bible .
  • Funny People (2009) …review and/or viewer comments - Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies - ChristianAnswers.Net 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A website for a fictional television show-within-a-film was created on NBC.com.^ This is the privacy policy (" Privacy Policy ") for Spike.com (" Site ", " we ", " us ", or " our "), an Internet website offered in cooperation with the Spike television channel or programming service (" Spike Channel ").
  • Funny People - Theatrical Trailer | SPIKE 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

[16] .The sitcom, Yo Teach!, "stars" the film's egocentric character Mark Taylor Jackson (Jason Schwartzman), who is a C-list actor portraying a young teacher with a class of failing students, and includes a cameo by internet celebrity Bo Burnham.^ One of the best elements was Jason Schwartzman’s fake sitcom Yo, Teach!
  • Funny People: Movies: UGO 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) writes and directs this moving comedy that also stars Leslie Mann , Jonah Hill , Jason Schwartzman and Aubrey Plaza ."
  • http://getglue.com/movies/funny_people/judd_apatow 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first establishes George's character, his fame, and his health woes, while simultaneously introducing Ira, who lives on the pull-out couch of the apartment he shares with his fellow young comedy geeks: Leo (Jonah Hill), who just pulled a hosting gig at the Improv, and Mark (Jason Schwartzmann), who has found sudden financial stability with the starring role in a bad NBC sitcom called Yo, Teach!
  • Funny People : DVD Talk Review of the Theatrical 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

[17]
.A website for Aziz Ansari's character Randy Springs was created, along with a documentary of the character on FunnyOrDie.com.^ Last week, during a live Q&A on FunnyOrDie.com , Judd Apatow addressed the idea of a "Funny People" spin-off focused on Aziz Ansari 's minor stand-up comedian character, Randy (or, Raaaaaaaandy), implying that it was all up to the actor if it would happen.
  • funny people » MTV Movies Blog 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There's a new video out featuring Aziz Ansari's character Randy from Judd Apatow's Funny People and it furthers my belief that Funny People has some of the best web marketing ever.
  • Funny People: Movies: UGO 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Raaaaaaaandy – Part 3 (Funny People) from Aziz Ansari If you haven't seen the first two parts of the Raaaaaaaandy documentary, I've embedded them after the jump.

.The documentary was directed by Jason Woliner.^ I'm excited to see Aziz and Jason [Woliner], the guy who directed it, I'm excited to let them go nuts with no restrictions just because that's exciting for me as someone who loves comedy.

^ Gonzalo Cordova Aziz Ansari and Jason Woliner released the third part of their Raaaaaaaandy documentary.

.Comedy Central aired a special, "Inside Funny People" on July 20, documenting the making of the film and showing clips of the stand-up.^ It’s this direction that makes Funny People more than just a comedy… it’s a film.
  • Funny People Review | The Movie Blog 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Okay, there’s more: In “Stand Up” There’s a Funny People Live” special from Comedy Central (42 min.
  • FUNNY PEOPLE Blu-ray Review 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Funny People is an in-depth look at the life of stand-up comedians."
  • Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » Funny People TS XVID V2-STG-FATAL 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.rlslog.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The channel also aired "Funny People: Live" on Friday, July 24, which is a live broadcast stand-up of Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Jonah Hill as part of the film's promotion.^ Tags: adam sandler , funny people , jonah hill , judd apatow , rogen , sandler , seth rogen .
  • Funny People | The Film Stage 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC thefilmstage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ad has a photo of Adam Sandler with the film's costars, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann.
  • 'Funny People' ads: Did Universal forget how to spell Adam Sandler? | The Big Picture | Los Angeles Times 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen star in "Funny People," which took the No.
  • 'Funny People' laughs to No. 1 at box office - CNN.com 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

Release

Critical reception

Funny People received good-to-mixed reviews from the critics and currently holds a 68% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 71% "Fresh" rating among Top Critics, based on the consensus that the film "features the requisite humor, as well as considerable emotional depth, resulting in Judd Apatow's most mature film to date."[18] Another review aggregator, Metacritic, gave the film a metascore of 60 out of 100 under the "Mixed or Average Reviews" category, based on 35 reviews.[19]
.Jeffrey Wells from Hollywood Elsewhere received feedback from sources who had seen a test screening, with one source calling it "really funny, a really sweet movie, a lot of veracity...really a brilliant film", comparing it to the works of James L. Brooks.^ It’s a bold attempt for someone who is seen as a “funny man” in Hollywood.
  • Funny People Review | The Movie Blog 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The movie is called "Funny People."
  • Apatow's 'Funny People' review: Director finds laughs in the trials of life | Alan Sepinwall on TV - - NJ.com 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I really liked the movie a lot and thought it was one of the better of the movie.
  • Funny People Review | The Movie Blog 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times awarded the film 3½ stars of four, calling it "a real movie.^ July 30, 2009 Roger Ebert , Chicago Sun-Times It could have easily been a formula film, and the trailer shamelessly tries to misrepresent it as one, but George Simmons learns and changes during his ordeal, and we empathize.
  • Funny People - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FUNNY PEOPLE stars Adam Sandler as a highly successful, very famous stand-up turned movie star (much like a certain Adam Sandler in real life).
  • Funny People (2009) DVD Release and Review | CalcuttaTube 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC calcuttatube.com [Source type: General]

^ The very opening of the film features a young Adam Sandler on an old home movie, prank calling people.
  • Funny People | The Film Stage 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC thefilmstage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.That means carefully written dialogue and carefully placed supporting performances — and it's about something.^ That means carefully written dialogue and carefully placed supporting performances -- and it's ABOUT SOMETHING. Click to read the full review .
  • Funny People - Movie Review - Flicks.co.nz 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.flicks.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That means carefully written dialogue and carefully placed supporting performances -- and it's ABOUT SOMETHING. .
  • Funny People reviews at Metacritic.com 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is something special about his performance here, and it's kind of easy to miss.
  • Funny People: 2-Disc Unrated Collector's Edition : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It could have easily been a formula film...but George Simmons learns and changes during his ordeal, and we empathize."^ July 30, 2009 Roger Ebert , Chicago Sun-Times It could have easily been a formula film, and the trailer shamelessly tries to misrepresent it as one, but George Simmons learns and changes during his ordeal, and we empathize.
  • Funny People - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Films of George Simmons (HD, 2 min) - Viewers can watch two more theatrical trailers starring George Simmons: "The Champion" and "Dog's Best Friend".
  • Blu-ray Review: Funny People | High-Def Digest 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC bluray.highdefdigest.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ George Simmons is a famous stand-up comedian, who learns that he has a terminal illness and less than a year to live.
  • Movies - Funny People | Trailers, Reviews, Movie Times 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.amcentertainment.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Funny People | Empire Theatres 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.empiretheatres.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[20] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone also praised the film, writing, "Apatow scores by crafting the film equivalent of a stand-up routine that encompasses the joy, pain, anger, loneliness and aching doubt that go into making an audience laugh."[21] Kyle Smith of the New York Post wrote that the film was "one of the most absorbing films of the year."[22]
.Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune gave the film one of its mixed reviews, complaining of the film's two-and-a-half-hour running time: "Funny People is...an attempt by Apatow to reconcile the huge success he has become with the up-and-comer he once was.^ He’s practically the film’s antagonist, which makes for an awkward two and a half hours.
  • Unreality - Unreal Movie Review: Funny People | 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC unrealitymag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Peter Bradshaw reviews Funny People .
  • Judd Apatow's Funny People laughs all the way to US No 1 | Film | guardian.co.uk 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ My review of Funny People after the jump.
  • Collider 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The results run an increasingly exasperating 2 1/2 hours."[23]

Box office

.Funny People was commercially released on July 31, 2009 in the United States and Canada.^ Posted on 31 July 2009 .
  • Funny People | The Film Stage 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC thefilmstage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ July 31, 2009 .
  • 2009 Funny People - Movie reviews, trailers, clips and movie stills 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Funny People (2009) - Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC videoeta.com [Source type: General]
  • Movies - Funny People | Trailers, Reviews, Movie Times 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.amcentertainment.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Funny People 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.zamm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Funny People was released in USA on 31st July 2009.
  • Funny People (2009) DVD Release and Review | CalcuttaTube 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC calcuttatube.com [Source type: General]

.It was distributed to 3,008 theaters, and grossed $8.63 million on its opening day.^ I fear that the movie may follow in the footsteps of Watchmen , which opened to $55 million and ended up with not even twice that much when it left domestic theaters.
  • Posts tagged Funny people at Cinematical 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Decent," at least, is the watchword for G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra , whose $56 million opening is roughly half of Transformers 2 's first weekend gross.
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[1] .At the end of its opening weekend, the film had grossed $23.44 million, eventually making around $71 million[24] worldwide in theatres.^ It's an interesting season when Bruno's opening weekend surpasses that of a Judd Apatow-Adam Sandler-Seth Rogen film.
  • Funny People 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.buzzsugar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's message about life makes it appeal better to audiences all around, unlike his other films.
  • "Funny People" Hits No. 1 at the Box Office, but Is It Judd Apatow's Best Movie or His Self-Indulgent Worst? : Rolling Stone 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A respectable $23.4 million weekend take for the funny folks and another disappointing entry in Universal’s summer of regret… .
  • Collider 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The film was not a financial success. .In comparison, Apatow's previous directorial effort, Knocked Up was produced for $33 million, and grossed over $219 million.^ Comments 09/08/09 Erin Free FILMINK (Australia) While not Judd Apatow's finest hour, Funny People still strikes the same rich vein of well-produced drama-comedy as previous efforts.
  • Funny People Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In certain ways, it's a dramatically audacious film, yet in others, Apatow comes back to the comfortably off-kilter humor of his previous ensemble efforts, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up .
  • Amazon.com: Funny People (Unrated): Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana: Video On Demand 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The film will need to gross at least as much as Mr. Apatow’s previous films if financial backers Universal and Sony Pictures Entertainment want to recoup the $70 million it cost to produce the movie and the additional $30 million to $40 million it generally costs to market a big summer comedy.
  • Judd Apatow Gets Serious With Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and ‘Funny People’ - WSJ.com 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

Home Video

.Funny People was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the USA on November 24, 2009. There will be a one-disc "Unrated & Theatrical" cut and a two-disc "Unrated Edition". The Unrated cut of the film runs at 153 minutes, 8 minutes longer than the original theatrical cut.^ Funny People is out on Blu-ray and DVD November 24.
  • Funny People: Movies: UGO 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (There's a Farrelly joke or two in Funny People.
  • Wilmington On Movies - July 30, 2009 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.moviecitynews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Extras: Funny People is released as a two-disc edition in a standard-sized case with an outer slipcover.
  • Funny People: 2-Disc Unrated Collector's Edition : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was released in the United Kingdom on Monday, 18th January 2010, again, on DVD and Blu-Ray.^ As expected, the Blu-ray and DVD has acres of extra features showing just how much good cheer and talent went into this project.
  • Funny People: Movies: UGO 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CalcuttaTube.Com is the Entertainment News based website featuring Kolkata Tollywood, Hindi Bollywood and English Hollywood Movie reviews, Interviews, Music, DVD and Blu Ray Releases and much more.
  • Funny People (2009) DVD Release and Review | CalcuttaTube 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC calcuttatube.com [Source type: General]

^ Funny People is out on Blu-ray and DVD November 24.
  • Funny People: Movies: UGO 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Soundtrack

Funny People: Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack by Various Artists
Released July 28, 2009
Genre Soundtrack
Label Concord Records
Professional reviews
The soundtrack of Funny People was released on July 28, 2009.
.
  1. "Great Day" by Paul McCartney (2:08)
  2. "Wires" by Coconut Records (2:26)
  3. "All the King's Horses" by Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation (4:19)
  4. "Carolina In My Mind (Live)" by James Taylor (4:58)
  5. "Keep Me In Your Heart" by Warren Zevon (3:27)
  6. "Real Love" by Adam Sandler (4:56)
  7. "We (Early Take)" by Neil Diamond (4:11)
  8. "Jesus, Etc.^ All the performances were top notch- and the jokes were still great (James Taylor "Fuck facebook in the faceQ") .
    • "Funny People" Hits No. 1 at the Box Office, but Is It Judd Apatow's Best Movie or His Self-Indulgent Worst? : Rolling Stone 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All The King’s Horses 4:20 .
    • Funny People Original Motion Picture Soundtrack : Various Artists : Concord Music Group 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.concordmusicgroup.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But, having said all that, I still love Adam Sandler and hope his next movie is a more homogenized story line.
    • redblog: Funny People 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC blog.redbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(Live Summer '08)" by Wilco feat.^ (Live Summer '08) - Wilco with Andrew Bird (4:01) .
    • Funny People Original Motion Picture Soundtrack : Various Artists : Concord Music Group 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.concordmusicgroup.com [Source type: General]

    Andrew Bird (4:01)
  9. "George Simmons Soon Will Be Gone" by Adam Sandler (2:15)
  10. "I Am Young" by Coconut Records (3:07)
  11. "Memory" by Larry Goldings & Maude Apatow (3:53)
  12. "Numb As A Statue" by Warren Zevon (4:07)
  13. "Photograph" by Ringo Starr (3:58)
  14. "Watching the Wheels (Acoustic Demo)" by John Lennon (3:06)
Bonus tracks on iTunes release:
  1. "Secret O' Life (Live)" by James Taylor (3:45)
  2. "Photograph (Live)" by Adam Sandler (2:55)
  3. "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" by Adam Sandler (4:02)
  4. "Nighttiming" by Coconut Records (2:48)
.The film also features "Joanna" by Kool & The Gang, "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley, "Diamond Dave" by The Bird and the Bee, "Man in the Box" by Alice in Chains, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles, "In Private" by Paul McCartney, and "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" by George Harrison.^ Why do birds bob their heads when they walk?
  • GoodQuotes.com - Funny and Inspirational Quotes 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC www.goodquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It seems in one of Simmons’ big box office hits he plays a character that is a baby with an adult’s head– the very essence of the man-child, but it is also the very essence of what George Simmons has become.
  • Movie Review: Funny People 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Time Out London gives it three.
  • Funny People - Film review- Time Out New York 9 January 2010 20:24 UTC newyork.timeout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Bluray and 2-Disc DVD also includes Adam Sandler performing The English Beat's "Save It For Later."
Additional songs used in the film's trailers are "We Will Become Silhouettes" by The Postal Service, "My Friend" by Dr. Dog, and "Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (Again)" by Wilco.

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  25. ^ Amazon Home Video details

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