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Funny People (2009)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 31 July 2009 (USA)
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When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

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Storyline

George is a very successful stand up comedian who learns that he has an untreatable blood disorder and is given less than a year to live. Ira is a struggling up-and-coming stand up comedian who works at a deli and has yet to figure out his onstage persona. One night, these two perform at the same club and George takes notice of Ira. George hires Ira to be his semi-personal assistant as well as his friend. Written by Anonymous

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George Simmons was prepared to die, but then a funny thing happened.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and crude sexual humor throughout, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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31 July 2009 (USA)  »

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Untitled Judd Apatow/Adam Sandler Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,657,780 (USA) (31 July 2009)

Gross:

$51,814,190 (USA) (11 September 2009)
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Trivia

As he doesn't consider himself as a very visual director, Judd Apatow hired cinematographer Janusz Kaminski to bring some visual panache to the film. See more »

Goofs

When Ira is playing George his playlist you can see he clicks on the second song but when it flicks back the song highlighted is way further down. It flicks back again and the highlight is back to the second spot. See more »

Quotes

Clarke: Have you worked with Cameron Diaz? That girl is hot, isn't she? Fuck!
[laughs, then looks at Laura]
Clarke: What? She's on my free pass list. Who's on yours?
Laura: George.
Clarke: [points at George] This George?
George Simmons: Look out.
Laura: Yeah.
Clarke: Oh, well, I'll just have Cameron then. On her surfboard.
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Connections

Featured in Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.83 (2010) See more »

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Great Day
Written by Paul McCartney
Performed by Paul McCartney
Courtesy of MPL Communications Ltd./Inc.
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Tedious, filthy and depressing movie
1 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you like cheap, crude sex jokes and long-winded dreariness, you'll love this film. The basic premise of the film is sound but it's stretched out far too long and is cheapened with an overdose of filthy humour that's so non-stop and over the top it's just not funny any more. The film has a good cast but the script is so flat that there are no interesting performances. Sandler acts his usual stereotyped, weary loudmouth character and Rogen plays the usual nerdy, funny guy. Unless I'm mistaken, this movie is just a vehicle for Sandler's ego with very little substance to it. The dialogue is really quite astounding in that virtually every sentence includes multiple uses of the F-word for no good reason.


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