Funny People review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 04/26/12
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 idiot.” and “we have to learn from this.” Cameos were bountiful and at times funny. Funny People’s themes of marriage, friendship and maturity were evident, though some parts were dull while certain dialogues were hilarious.