Tuesday, February 16, 2010
For starters Funny People is not funny. It is at times dismal, at times pathetic, and at times really crude. It’s about horrible unlikable people or comics, (I guess) who say horrible things to each other. It’s another one from the Judd Apatow comedy factory – you know the maker of 40-year-old Virgin, Super Bad, and so forth. In fact since 2004, he’s made more than 10 movies: a mixture of very funny ones and real duds. This one has one of his favorite actors Seth Rogen who is the only actual “real” person in this movie. Adam Sandler is the famous comic who is no longer happy with his riches and fame. He goes searching for a woman he loved. It’s so blah and unrealistic that I stopped caring about this movie somewhere during the last sentence.