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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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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)

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$51,814,190 (USA) (11 September 2009)
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Trivia

Jonah Hill's character wore a De La Soul T shirt. Their producer Prince Paul was in another group Gravediggaz with the RZA who starred in Funny People (2009). See more »

Goofs

During the fight scene on the lawn, a cameraman becomes visible. See more »

Quotes

Laura: No cussing in your standup.
George Simmons: That takes out half of my act.
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References Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) See more »

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Real Love
Written by John Lennon
Performed by Adam Sandler
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Waste of time . . . Not so funny at all.
22 June 2013 | by (india) – See all my reviews

"Famous comedy artist who is about to fall for Leukemia hires an assistant for comedy writing and trying to spend some time with his Ex- girlfriend who is already married. He Succeed? What happened to his health??"

Full and full adult movie.

Reunion is not good and the second breakup even worse.

I really have no idea about the assistant and why he was there. I cant believe that I wasted 2 and a half hours for this movie.

Worst stand up comedies throughout the movie.

Even the roommates cant make the movie alive.

Stay away.


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