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Funny People (2009)

 -  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 cause 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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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:

£1,001,152 (UK) (28 August 2009)

Gross:

£3,427,741 (UK) (18 September 2009)
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Judd Apatow:  [family]  Leslie Mann plays mother to her real-life daughters with Apatow: Maude Apatow and Iris Apatow, just as she did in Knocked Up (2007). See more »

Goofs

When George and Eminem are talking at dinner, fluorescent film lights are reflected in Eminem's eyeglasses and both of their drinking glasses. See more »

Quotes

George Simmons: Don't say ASAP.
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Featured in Funny People: HBO Behind the Comedy (2009) See more »

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Funny people are not that funny after all...
13 August 2012 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

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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