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Funny People

R| 2 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Recently learning that he has a fatal disease, comic George Simmons (Adam Sandler) spots a struggling performer named Ira (Seth Rogen) and decides to become his mentor. The men become close friends as George teaches Ira the art of stand-up comedy, and Ira helps George define his legacy. When an old flame (Leslie Mann) reappears and the disease goes into remission, George gets a chance to re-evaluate his life and figure out what is truly important to him.

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Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Universal

Funny People (2009)

Release Date: July 31st, 2009|2 hr. 26 min.

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  • It's the work of a major talent. 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. show more

  • The denizens of Judd Apatow’s Funny People have been pulled every which way to fit a misshapen concept, yet they remain painfully unfunny, and consistently off-putting. show more

  • Funny People turns out to be fairly predictable, and not so rough. In a thoroughly satisfying way. show more

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  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    LOVE IT!! It is definitely not a typical Adam Sandler/Seth Rogan movie but once you get passed that and used to them using dark humor you will love this movie. this movie is an emotional rollercoaster!

  • September 06, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Uneven and convoluted plot. Sad as much as funny. Shallow people, wasted lives, welcome to the USA. It was hard to keep with it until the end.

  • August 14, 2010 Diego45469
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    HALARIOUS!

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