Funny People
Funny People (2009)

George Simmons is a famous stand-up comedian, who learns that he has a terminal illness and less than a year to live. When, he meets Ira, a struggling comedian at a comedy club where both the comedians are performing, George hires Ira to be… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 24, 2009
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68%
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48%



Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Funny People features the requisite humor, as well as considerable emotional depth, resulting in Judd Apatow's most mature film to date.

Laremy Legel
Film.com

Funny People is funny, moving, dramatic, and alternately hilarious. It's a bit like a stand-up dramedy.

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) takes some interesting chances in this messy but engaging comedy, which suggests he may yet mature (no, seriously) into a filmmaker of substance.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

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.

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

This is a generous, goodhearted, enjoyable movie, loaded with memorable characters and genuine wit. But there's such a thing as giving a little too much.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

It walks a perfectly fine line between being funny and tragic.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

Why does Funny People often feel like a joke without a punchline?

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Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

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

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Apatow has always found a balance of heart and humor in his best films, and Funny People is no exception.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This movie shows a more restrained and, dare I say, mature Judd Apatow. That's not a bad thing actually, but I think he needs to work at it some more.… More
Alex roy
I was very much looking forward to seeing Funny People. When I did, I was very disappointed. The film though has some decent laughs, but unfortunately… More
Clintus Maximus
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… More
Ken Stachnik
Despite the title, Funny People isn't laugh out loud funny. It's more like a smile inducing drama. A good little drama about life, love and fame. In… More
Albert Kim
As always for all Judd Apatow movies, the screenplay is hilariously funny and witty. Many will say that this is Apatow's darker movie and is low on the… More
Graham Jones
In my opinion, this is Apatow's best film so far, though still hilarious this is much more mature kind of comedy.

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