Rated R · 146 minutes · 2009

Comedy drama
Writer-director Judd Apatow and his old roommate Adam Sandler team up nicely in the ambitious Funny People. Apatow’s third film as director is his most adventurous, giving Sandler a chance to truly act, as opposed to the unabashed mugging he did in his recent films. Funny People offers up Sandler’s best acting since Punch-Drunk Love, and shows that Apatow can be as emotionally powerful as he is funny. Sandler plays a comedian turned actor who finds out he is dying, and Seth Rogen plays the wannabe stand-up hired to help him out. Sandler’s character sets out to make things right with the people in his life, especially “the one who got away.” This is probably Apatow’s best film yet, and Sandler, Rogen and Jonah Hill prove that they can be decent stand-up comedians.

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Official Site: www.funnypeoplemovie.com
Director: Judd Apatow
Producer: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jack Giarraputo
Cast: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, RZA, Aziz Ansari, Torsten Voges, Allan Wasserman and Nydia McFadden


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The Coast Halifax Apatow's Funny People can't see straight The film succeeds as a character drama before it veers out of control in a self-indulgent mess. by Mark Palermo 08/06/2009
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