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Funny People (2009)



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4 out of 10 Great Movie
Michael J from Wicklow, 22 Sep 2010
The title seems to mislead a lot of people who are expecting a light rom-com or similar, its anything but. Its a sometimes dark, often funny story about comedians and to an extent its written for comedians, its an insight into the world of the struggling performer and the rivalries that appear. Sandler plays a legendary comic who discovers early on that he has a serious illness and examines his life, relationships and career. Its not a regular Adam Sandler film, its more like Punch Drunk Lov
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4 out of 10 Almost a classic
Conor from Louth, 27 Oct 2010
Adam Sandler is one of those actors that people tend to love or hate. Well I hate all his retarded flicks such as the Waterboy, Little Nicky etc but really enjoyed his roles in Spanglish and Reign Over Me. And thankfully this was more like the latter bunch. It takes a slightly more serious look at the lonely and sometimes depressing side of a stand up comics life. When diagnosed with a terminal disease he takes Rogan under his wing as a joke writer. There are plenty of gags throughout, but all f
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2.5 out of 10 Really boring
Francesco from Dublin, 26 May 2010
Funny its just the title cause the movie isnt funny at all....i could not say its a comedy cause is not...but at the sametime i cant say its a drama cause is not....i dont know what kind of movie is it but i didnt like it....and even the end its crap...i mean this guy is an asshole and is very sick....so it supposed than when he get better he change is life some how...but he didnt...there is not even an happy ending...i dont know
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1 out of 10 Terrible
Seamus from Monaghan, 24 Jul 2010
This could so easily have been a great film. In fact there are two great films in here but they're jumbled up and the two story lines. a) Comedian with terminal illness has regrets and wants to make up for past mistakes. b) Comedian at top of his game takes on unknown to help write his act. Either would have been worth seeing but in this film it looks like they were mashed together with no thought and very little effort.
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3.5 out of 10 Right, so not 'funny' as in ha-ha funny...
David from Cork, 01 Jun 2010
Firstly, the title is waaaaaay too 'ironic' - maybe should have been called 'Are You Serious?' Good enough otherwise and Adam Sandler is pretty good although you get the feeling he's just playing himself. It's a pity it's gets a bit drawn out towards the end with his ex wife and her family but certainly worth a look.
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What's it about....
Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) is a struggling stand-up comedian and huge fan of comedy legend George Simmons (Adam Sandler). When the two perform on the same bill at a comedy club in LA, they strike up a friendship as Ira tries his best to learn from George. When George tells Ira that he is dying from an incurable illness, the two try and make the most of what time they have together. In the midst of all this, George also becomes smitten with Laura, a married woman whose husband...

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