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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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Judd Apatow

Writer:

Judd Apatow
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... George Simmons
Seth Rogen ... Ira Wright
Leslie Mann ... Laura
Eric Bana ... Clarke
Jonah Hill ... Leo Koenig
Jason Schwartzman ... Mark Taylor Jackson
Aubrey Plaza ... Daisy Danby
Maude Apatow ... Mable
Iris Apatow ... Ingrid
RZA ... Chuck
Aziz Ansari ... Randy
Torsten Voges ... Dr. Lars
Allan Wasserman ... Dr. Stevens
Rod Man ... Rod Man
Wayne Federman ... Comedy & Magic Manager
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

George Simmons was prepared to die, but then a funny thing happened.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and crude sexual humor throughout, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Judd Apatow/Adam Sandler Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,657,780, 2 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,855,045, 17 September 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,585,235, 17 September 2009
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| (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cameo by James Taylor, at the MySpace show, at which George and Ira perform, was originally intended for Bruce Springsteen. See more »

Goofs

When George and Eminem are talking at dinner, fluorescent film lights are reflected in Eminem's eyeglasses and both of their drinking glasses. See more »

Quotes

George Simmons: You wanna fuck these girls?
James Taylor: I filled my quota in 1982, I believe.
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Crazy Credits

Judd Apatow's daughter's cover of Memory is played during the credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #16.173 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Carolina in My Mind
Written & Performed by James Taylor
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I Adored This Movie
5 August 2009 | by Bretta_23See all my reviews

I'll start off by saying that I truly did not mind the length of this movie. There are no parts in it that I thought they could cut, or at least that I would have wanted to have been cut, and I guess that's how Apatow felt too.

All of the characters served their purpose and had good character development, most of them great.

Seth Rogen's character of Ira was my favorite, I think (I loved his eagerness in doing the right thing. The airport? He had a great nature to him.). Jonah Hill was hilarious and in all the right spots in the movie, and I'm not usually big into his characters. I'm glad they made Jason Schwartzman as ridiculous but thoughtful as they did. There was good use of the Apatow daughters, and I thought that the Australian husband served a good purpose in telling one of the big points of the film. That's part of what made the film for me, the great personalities and placement of all the characters.

Please go into this movie without expecting it to be something that it's not. It's a long, thoughtful film with a lot (and I do mean a lot) of laughs. A far cry from how some people are painting it out to be, but I guess they were expecting something else entirely.


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