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.
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
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
When George goes to talk to Ira at the deli, Ira is standing behind a dark red menu. When he walks away, you clearly see that one of the dishes listed is "chopped liver". See more »
When George and Ira are in the kitchen for the first time, there's a close-up shot of George's glass to show how dirty it is. After George asks Ira to kill him, if you look at his glass you can see it becomes spotlessly clean. See more »
I'm going up at the Comedy & Magic Club doing stand-up. You should come watch me.
Don't let him suck you in. He's not funny.
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.
That was a long time ago. That was months ago. I've gotten a lot funnier since then.
Then you bored my wife to sleep. I couldn't get no pussy that night, man.
Don't blame me for your pussy issues.
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If you like cheap, crude sex jokes and long-winded dreariness, you'll love this film. The basic premise of the film is sound but it's stretched out far too long and is cheapened with an overdose of filthy humour that's so non-stop and over the top it's just not funny any more. The film has a good cast but the script is so flat that there are no interesting performances. Sandler acts his usual stereotyped, weary loudmouth character and Rogen plays the usual nerdy, funny guy. Unless I'm mistaken, this movie is just a vehicle for Sandler's ego with very little substance to it. The dialogue is really quite astounding in that virtually every sentence includes multiple uses of the F-word for no good reason.
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