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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£3,427,741 (UK) (18 September 2009)
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When Ira is on stage, he makes a joke about Robin Williams slitting his wrist on stage attempting suicide. Just five years later, Williams would be found dead five years later of suicide. See more »

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The ending disclaimer states that no real persons are depicted, yet many people including Ray Romano and Sarah Silverman appear as themselves during the course of the movie and are identified by their real names. See more »

Quotes

Eminem: Everyone in this fucking room is either staring at us, wanting to take a fucking picture.
Ira Wright: [Ira takes a picture of Eminem and George from across the room] Yeah. Got it.
Ray Romano: E-mail that to me.
Ira Wright: I will. That's awesome.
Ray Romano: Yeah.
Eminem: Who the fuck is that guy right there?
Eminem: [Eminem points at Ray] That fucking guy right there.
George Simmons: What? Ray Romano's bothering you?
Eminem: Who? Ray, Ray who?
George Simmons: Ray Romano, the guy from Everybody Loves Raymond.
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References Flash Gordon (1980) See more »

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31 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What do you get when you put a dried up comedian with a comedian who was never funny to begin with? FUNNY PEOPLE! The name itself cracks me up because it is the epitome of irony! Not only is the movie way too long and dry, it simply is not funny! If it weren't for Jonah Hill, there would be no humor at all. My God! What has happened and why does Apatow Industries Limitedly Unfunny keep trying this crap?! I dare say that if their is a target audience for this garbage, then the future is indeed bleak! Anyway, I watched this one with my fiancé. It reflected badly on me...be warned. Unless of course the amount of weed in your system outweighs your ability to even distinguish funny from not, then I say go for it! Hopefully it will be a memory that is lost in the hazy aftermath of multiple bong hits.


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