Funny People Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 6313

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 146

Theatrical Release Date: 07/31/2009

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/24/2009

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Judd Apatow

Actors: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman

Plot: A seasoned comedian learns he has a terminal condition and takes a green performer under his wing. They soon develop a close bond that extends beyond professional comedy, and each will discover that life has something to offer - especially when given a second chance.

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
2/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/28/2013

Not very funny people

Rating of
3/4

FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 12/04/2012

This was truly a great film. It has two of my favorite actors who have some of the best performances of their career. This is a must-see for comedy fans as it is a look into the depressing side of being a star comedian and the plight of a aspiring one.

Rating of
3.5/4

Mohammad - wrote on 07/17/2012

As much as i hate Adam Sandler, this movie was surprisingly great

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Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

Funny People review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 04/26/2012

George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is a selfish rich comedian actor who has acute myeloid leukemia. Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) was asked by George to write for his material. Laura (Leslie Mann), an ex-fiancé of George, decides to see him again and opens up about her marriage. Some background characters scenes were too long which made the film somewhat lengthy. Screenplay was good with lines: George – “It kind of sucks being old, so just enjoy this time. Time slips away. I promise you. I had a dinner like this twenty years ago with guys that just lost touch with each other. I never talk to them anymore. Some of them are dead. Things slip away. If you love somebody, don’t let them slip away.” and “I was young and stupid.” Clarke – “Nobody’s who’s married is happy, you …

Amyaronson
Amyaronson
Director

Rating of
3.5/4

Funny People

Amyaronson - wrote on 07/18/2011

I saw this movie tonight not knowing what to expect. It's gotten such mixed reviews. I have heard it's sad and dark and not at all like Apatow's other films, which I love. A lot of people don't like it because of this, but I must saw, I thought it was lovely. It was as if the characters were playing themselves (hopefully not Adam Sandler--his character was a real asshole). It was a glimpse into the world of comedians and struggling comedians. It was heart-breaking, uncomfortable at times, and also pretty funny. I love me some dysfunctional films, so I really liked it. It was well-acted (Sandler didn't bug me a bit, which is quite a feat). Seth Rogen was understated and not too Seth Rogen. The supporting cast was hilarious (Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Aziz Ansari, the amazing newcomer …

Amyaronson
Amyaronson
Director

Rating of
3.5/4

Funny People

Amyaronson - wrote on 07/18/2011

I saw this movie tonight not knowing what to expect. It's gotten such mixed reviews. I have heard it's sad and dark and not at all like Apatow's other films, which I love. A lot of people don't like it because of this, but I must saw, I thought it was lovely. It was as if the characters were playing themselves (hopefully not Adam Sandler--his character was a real asshole). It was a glimpse into the world of comedians and struggling comedians. It was heart-breaking, uncomfortable at times, and also pretty funny. I love me some dysfunctional films, so I really liked it. It was well-acted (Sandler didn't bug me a bit, which is quite a feat). Seth Rogen was understated and not too Seth Rogen. The supporting cast was hilarious (Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Aziz Ansari, the amazing newcomer …

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jane1104
jane1104
Aspiring Actress

jane1104 - wrote on 2009-08-10 13:15

It's a good movie, but it has a more serious tone than other comedies like say the Hangover. It's also a bit long but overall it's worthwhile.

Alex
Alex
Movie God

Alex - wrote on 2009-08-02 11:40

nobody has seen this yet?  Hard to believe.  Come on this is Jud Apatow!

Alex
Alex
Movie God

Alex - wrote on 2009-07-19 19:19

This movie doesn't look funny...to me.  But, I will see it.

Alex
Alex
Movie God

Alex - wrote on 2009-07-09 10:37

Actually the trailer sucks.  I would bet the movie is good though. I will admit that I am done with Sandler and haven't seen anything from him since 50 first dates, which blew.

Bob Stone
Bob Stone
Director

Bob Stone - wrote on 2009-05-11 10:49

This looks good,but I don't think it will even come close to Knocked Up,which seemed to set the bar for most comedies in the past few year. We'll see come July. I'll definatley be seeing this.

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