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.
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
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.
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
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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