Funny People (2009)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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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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8 August 2010 | inuanimation
Watch the First Hour and a Half, Then Turn it Off
I'll admit I know this wasn't a typical Sandler movie as the near death experience added a bit of drama, and at first most of the characters were very likable and funny. Sandler kind of comes off as an ass at the beginning but then gets a little more likable as the movie progresses. There were many times where I laughed out loud at the jokes they made, and Sandler bantering Rogan was pretty hilarious. I thought to myself "Okay, this is cute I like it." BUT THEN! After the hour and a half mark hit, it's like the director said "Hey let's throw as much useless crap on the end of this and hope it still stays funny!" WHAT?! Why did Sandler have to go rehash stuff with his ex wife, why did he run around like a pussy for almost an hour and still not get the girl, and why did this movie drag on in no apparent direction for no apparent reason? After Sandler found out he was cured, that where is should've ended, right there and it would've been decent, but noooo! The director decides to torture us for almost another hour on random and unfunny garbage. After the first hour and a half, I started to really hate Sandler and Rogan's characters, they just came off as really annoying. So all in all the first hour and a half was funny, witty, and mostly cute, but after that just turn it off, you'll be glad you did!

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,657,780 2 August 2009

Gross USA:

$51,855,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,585,235

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