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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

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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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$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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Trivia

Judd Apatow has said that if Adam Sandler had not been able to take the role as George Simmons, he would have most likely cast either Paul Rudd or Jason Bateman. See more »

Goofs

The MySpace gig takes place far enough away that George and Ira take a private plane. At the end of scene, he gets two girls to go back to his place. But at the end of those scenes the girls leave on their own, apparently left to their own resources to get back. See more »

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Leo: Why don't you go suck George Simmons's cock?
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Real Love
Written by John Lennon
Performed by Adam Sandler
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Ha!
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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