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.



  • Eric Bana at an event for Funny People (2009)
  • Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen in Funny People (2009)
  • Adam Sandler and Leslie Mann in Funny People (2009)
  • Eric Bana at an event for Funny People (2009)
  • Judd Apatow in Funny People (2009)
  • Maude Apatow in Funny People (2009)

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Did You Know?


Judd Apatow considered Bill Hader for the role of Mark, but decided to give it to Jason Schwartzman instead.


George Simmons: I want you and your triple XL friend to write jokes for me.


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

Crazy Credits

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


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Comedy | Drama


Release Date:

31 July 2009



Country of Origin


Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,657,780 (USA) (2 August 2009)


$51,855,045 (USA) (17 September 2009)

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