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.
Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
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
In the kitchen/medicine scene, in the last part of the scene, someone can be seen moving outside the window. George mentions his workers and later in the movie we see more evidence that he has lots of servants and people working for him, so the person outside the window was probably a servant. See more »
I masturbate so much with hand cream, I forget people use it for shit other than masturbating. Literally, when I'm in public and I see someone pull out hand cream, I'm like "This guy's about to jerk off!"
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Judd Apatow's daughter's cover of Memory is played during the credits. See more »
This film is certainly not Apatow's best. It seems people are giving it a bad rep because its (truth be told) a little too long, but the length doesn't take away from the content. I think this film is an explanation about many comedians, not all, but many. It shows how comedy is often drawn from depression, inadequacies, a persons internal pains expressed through comedy. This film is fantastic in my mind, it contains the humor, along with the drama, and while it may not top "40 year old.." or "Knocked Up' it was wonderful. Expect some great cameos. great acting, enjoyable story-line, and the same Apatow crew that we now know and love. I give this film a 9/10 because it kept me interested, kept me laughing, and is a welcomed addition to Judd's resume.
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