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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 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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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

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$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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The film's soundtrack features songs from each of The Beatles' solo careers. Adam Sandler performs a cover of John Lennon's song "Real Love" at about the halfway point of the movie during his paid jam session. 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 »

Quotes

Dr. Lars: It's too early to know who's winning the fight: the medicine or the disease.
George Simmons: Did anybody ever tell you, you have a very scary accent?
Dr. Lars: You are a very funny man. I enjoy your movies.
George Simmons: And I enjoy all of your movies.
Dr. Lars: [surprised] Which movies?
George Simmons: The ones where you try to kill Bruce Willis.
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Reh Dogg (2009) See more »

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Diamond Dave
Written by Inara George, Greg Kurstin
Performed by The Bird and the Bee (as the bird and the bee)
Courtesy of The Blue Note Label Group
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Whiney rich guy feels sorry for himself
1 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like this idea, and like crude junior high 'comedy' this movie is for you. Not one likable character, a lot of messed up people feeling sorry for themselves. I sure hope the actors and director, and producers enjoyed their therapy; I did not enjoy being their victim. A big fat waste of time.

The 'comedy' was gross, the characters all self-absorbed whiners, the plot was predictable. If I would have engaged with the movie I probably would have needed therapy myself after this two and one hour tour of misery and crudity.

If you are miserable, and love company, maybe this movie is for you.


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