• Funny People (2009)

Funny People

Release Date: July 31st, 2009

DVD Release Date: November 24th, 2009

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.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza, Maude Apatow

Director: Judd Apatow

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Apatow Company, Madison 23

Distributors: Universal

Keywords: Pursuit , 2000s , Witty , Friend , Friendship , Offbeat

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Apatow is on the right track. In moving his adolescent male comedies into more adult realms, the humor sharpens and characters deepen. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

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