Funny People Reviews

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July 31, 2019
Despite the lengthy run time, Funny People gives us one of Adam Sandler's best performances so I can't complain.
June 6, 2019
A wise and moving look beneath the mystique of celebrity.
May 16, 2019
Here's a film full of rich characters who are interesting, funny and believable. It's handled with great care by Apatow and the result is his best film to date.
September 18, 2017
Funny People is deeply personal and intriguingly abstract, a bittersweet vision of a comedian's mournful existence.
September 12, 2017
This is a smart movie, one that's very unexpected.
August 16, 2015
At over two hours, it moves at the dignified pace of a Bergman film rather than, well, a Happy Gilmore or a Waterboy, but the director can rest easy, it's another hit.
June 22, 2013
The unique hatred of yourself, and your audience, required of being a comedian is something that Apatow (and Sandler) understand profoundly: That's what this movie is about.
September 29, 2012
Why does Funny People often feel like a joke without a punchline?
November 17, 2011
May 6, 2011
Funny People is funny, moving, dramatic, and alternately hilarious. It's a bit like a stand-up dramedy.
March 22, 2011
For all its qualities Funny People never quite comes together. It can't quite decide who it wants to be about, whether it wants to be a comedy or a drama and in trying to be all things at once it never quite hits its full potential.
February 1, 2011
Apatow draws on his own experience to explore behavioral nuances of people that make us laugh, and it's no secret that being funny is not the same as being happy.
October 27, 2010
Funny People may be deeply flawed, but at least it has an accurate title.
December 6, 2009
... a character drama in the guise of a show-biz comedy.
October 13, 2009
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September 11, 2009
The film is also an admiring portrait of the artist as Californian solipsist -- unburdened by personal ties or even the need to seem intelligent, free to follow his own random, petty, moment-by-moment train of thought.
September 9, 2009
It's a good deal more interesting than your average mainstream comedy.
September 9, 2009
While you believe a lot of what happens in the first part of the film, credibility lessens in the second.
September 9, 2009
Despite its flaws, this film has a beguiling candour and reflectiveness which is new for Apatow and Sandler.
September 9, 2009
Funny People would have been funnier and more meaningful with fewer offensive jokes and more self-control from the undeniably talented Apatow.
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