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.
A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Jada Pinkett Smith
While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding.
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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