Funny People Reviews

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December 11, 2018
I wouldn't even describe this movie as a comedy. I would describe it as pointless. I know where they were trying to go, they just didn't get there.
March 19, 2018
Perhaps the film's failure lies in the level of expectations that one has of Apatow... [Full review in Spanish]
February 10, 2010
Es al mismo tiempo la película más interesante de Apatow y también la más irregular. Ambiciosa, agridulce, por momentos brillante, demasiado larga.
November 30, 2009
If this movie were to be believed, I would conclude that the last people I'd ever want to hang out with are comedians.
September 11, 2009
It's interesting stuff, I feel myself wanting to like it more than I did. Judd Apatow has a lot to say, he just hasn't mastered the tools to say it well.
September 10, 2009
Funny People has some very funny moments but don't expect a joke fest. And don't expect a tight film either. At two and a half hours, it is not one but two films... and at least one of them shouldn't have been made.
September 4, 2009
A surfeit of the kind of crude, sexually graphic jokes that work in a darkly lit stand up comedy stores and Adam Sandler's unremittingly morose George drag the film down
September 1, 2009
The film is drawn out, its mixture of coarse comedy and deep seriousness about the theory and practice of comedy both embarrassing and self-indulgent.
August 29, 2009
A healthy dose of negativity might have helped to tone this baggy indulgence of a movie into some kind of workable shape. Not every idea is a good idea, after all.
August 29, 2009
At almost two-and-a-half hours, this is stretched way beyond the length the story warrants, with overlong segments that slow the narrative down and a central section that sags dramatically.
August 29, 2009
Sandler has gained dramatic weight and variety. But if I want to see him play Hamlet, I'd rather have Shakespeare as the scriptwriter.
August 29, 2009
Vulgarity and sentimentality are set up in a fight to the death. I laughed a few times, mostly at Jonah Hill's nerdy but casual smarts.
August 29, 2009
We've got the first two-thirds of a five-star comedy, followed by what feels like seventeen-thirds of a duff romcom.
August 29, 2009
For a film written and directed by Hollywood's current gross-out comedy king, Judd Apatow, and involving the talents of Sandler, Rogen and Mann, it's lazy and leaden.
August 25, 2009
'Please feel sorry for me' buttons don't make great comedy
August 25, 2009
The good parts of this movie are often wonderful, but Apatow never finds the rhythm to keep it going. It lurches from inspiration to inspiration, but always manages to muddy its feet in mediocrity in between, as it drags on toward the two-and-a-half-hour
August 18, 2009
Even on "The View" the day before the film opens, the ladies wondered whether men really talk about their own junk (and their friend's package) as much as they do in the movie, and whether women actually find that funny.
August 17, 2009
In its home stretch, Funny People's action drags so unnecessarily that it ... drains any impact from its refreshingly pragmatic view of second chances.
August 11, 2009
Rule number one for a comedy: If you need a character to say 'That's funny' after a lot of your jokes, they're probably not all that funny.
August 10, 2009
... a dark comedy that doesn't provide nearly enough laughs to make us embrace the nasty vibe
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