When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.
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
Adam Sander, Seth Rogen and who else? Yes, none other then Jonah Hill!! This is as best as it can get, the dream team of ultimate Comic "Badshahs" of Hollywood! Unfortunately, it did not some how click that well between all of them chaps, or maybe it was just me who had my hopes high will the dream-cast.
In a nutshell review, "Funny People" lost the charm somewhere in the middle when they overstretched the movie with little plot and storyline. The jokes were pretty ordinary. The drama was too much sometimes that overshadowed the little humor involved. For the sake of the cast involved and little slapstick humor, definitely worth a watch...after all, when so you get to see them all in action in ONE movie!
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