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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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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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Box Office

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$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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Seth Rogen's character makes a joke about Robin Williams Slitting his wrists while on stage. Williams took his own life 6 years after the movie came out. See more »

Goofs

When George (who is driving) and Ira leave Laura's house to head back to Los Angeles, the gear shifter can be briefly seen in the park position. See more »

Quotes

Ira Wright: I'm going up at the Comedy & Magic Club doing stand-up. You should come watch me.
Deli Manager: Don't let him suck you in. He's not funny.
Chuck: Nah, he's right man. No way, man. That shit was painful. I mean, it was hard watching you suffer up there. I had fucking nightmares after that.
Ira Wright: That was a long time ago. That was months ago. I've gotten a lot funnier since then.
Chuck: Then you bored my wife to sleep. I couldn't get no pussy that night, man.
Ira Wright: Don't blame me for your pussy issues.
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Written by T.S. Eliot, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn
Performed by Maude Apatow and Larry Goldings
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Waste of time . . . Not so funny at all.
22 June 2013 | by (india) – See all my reviews

"Famous comedy artist who is about to fall for Leukemia hires an assistant for comedy writing and trying to spend some time with his Ex- girlfriend who is already married. He Succeed? What happened to his health??"

Full and full adult movie.

Reunion is not good and the second breakup even worse.

I really have no idea about the assistant and why he was there. I cant believe that I wasted 2 and a half hours for this movie.

Worst stand up comedies throughout the movie.

Even the roommates cant make the movie alive.

Stay away.


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