Clintus' Review of Funny People


  • 18 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Funny People

    Funny People (2009)

    This dark comedy (dramedy?) contains my favorite acting roles for both Sandler and Rogen. Its a story of struggle and regret, and oh by the way, stars comedians. I like this side of Sandler and Judd Apatow. Its more emotional than you expect from Apatow, and definitely not an Adam Sandler comedy.This is a side of Sandler you don't often see;I compare it to Jerry Lewis' role in King of Comedy. It isn't "hilarious" or "uproariously funny" like some may expect. Like Jim Carrey's earlier The Cable Guy, it may have been misrepresented. Oddly, both films star Leslie Mann.

    Funny People is flawed but a good drama considering the cast. This is an excellent Apatow film, closer to Freaks and Geeks than Knocked Up and much of his later work.

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