Funny People (DVD)

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Judd Apatow writes and directs this comedy drama starring Adam Sandler as George Simmons, a famous comedian who finds out that he has an incurable blood disorder and less than a year to live. His subsequent desire to form a genuine bond with another human being causes George to proffer a hand up the career ladder to struggling newcomer Ira Wright (Seth Rogen), whom he takes under his wing as his assistant and opening act. Meanwhile, George also seeks reconciliation and closure in the central relationships of his life, in particular with his ex-wife Laura (Leslie Mann).

Product Details

Barcode
5050582860061
Department
Movies & TV
Released
5 Sep 2011
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
UCA
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
145 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Funny People
Release Year
2009
Running Time
299 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Actors / Comedians/Comediennes / Death / Friends / Live-Action / Love Triangle / Movie Stars / Standup Comedians / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$51.7 million
Official Website
http://www.funnypeoplemovie.com/
Ratings
IMDb
6.3
Rotten Tomatoes®
69% 48%
Metacritic
60
Synopsis
Judd Apatow rounds up the usual suspects--Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, and Jonah Hill--for his third feature as a director. In FUNNY PEOPLE, a popular comedian comes far closer to death than he had every imagined. The comedy also stars Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, and RZA.
Poster
Poster for Funny People
Cast & Crew
Director
Judd Apatow
Star
Seth Rogen / Aziz Ansari / Iris Apatow / Maude Apatow / Eric Bana / Leslie Mann / Aubrey Plaza / RZA / Adam Sandler / Jason Schwartzman
Screenwriter
Judd Apatow
Composer
Jason Schwartzman
Executive Producer
Seth Rogen / Jack Giarraputo / Evan Goldberg / Adam Sandler
Producer
Judd Apatow / Barry Mendel / Clayton Townsend
Director of Photography
Janusz Kaminski
Himself
Dave Attell / Andy Dick / Eminem / Charles Fleischer / Monty Hoffman / Norm MacDonald / Paul Reiser / Ray Romano / James Taylor / George Wallace
Herself
Carol Leifer / Sarah Silverman
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"[T]remendously funny....The films Apatow writes and directs double as moral inquiries." -- Grade: B
Keith Phipps (30 Jul 2009, )
Box Office
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "This comedy about comedians, mistakes and mortality is as constantly engaging and reliably hilarious as you'd expect from Apatow..."
(29 Jul 2009, )
Chicago Sun-Times
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The thing about FUNNY PEOPLE is that it's a real movie. That means carefully written dialogue and carefully placed supporting performances -- and it's about something."
Roger Ebert (29 Jul 2009, )
Movieline
"Apatow has fully realized his perspective on the world....Apatow is at his best in letting the exchanges between the men rest for several cumulative, complicated beats longer than he has before..."
Michelle Orange (29 Jul 2009, )
New York Times
"The stand-up scenes, with their bad lighting and air of flop-sweat, have the sting of truth....[Adam Sandler is] the movie's biggest draw and its most effective and powerful presence."
Manohla Dargis (31 Jul 2009, )
Premiere
"It works because it doesn't feel like it is trying to be funny...as a result it really is."
Premiere Staff (29 Jul 2009, )
Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's the work of a major talent. Apatow scores by crafting the film equivalent of a stand-up routine that encompasses the joy, pain, anger, loneliness and aching doubt that go into making an audience laugh."
Peter Travers (30 Jul 2009, )
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "FUNNY PEOPLE is Apatow's best yet, an artistic triumph worthy of awards."
Jamie Graham (11 Aug 2009, )
USA Today
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[M]ost will probably be riveted by its twists and turns and interactions of its complex characters....If you let yourself be transported along for the leisurely ride, the experience is, at times, even sublime."
Claudia Puig (31 Jul 2009, )
Variety
"The film is outstanding at observing the interplay and competitiveness among three roommates....There's plenty to savor, beginning with SAndler's performance."
Todd McCarthy (24 Jul 2009, )