5.4

Funny People

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Funny People


Honeymoon over, the bromance turns sour.

Funny People the manchildren that director Judd Apatow pillories, is blissfully unaware of its shortcomings.at either. Veteran standup artist George Simmons (Adam Sandler) discovers he has terminal cancer and hires struggling comic Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) as his protégé and personal assistant. Ira is bedazzled at first by the fast-paced celebrity lifestyle, but later grows disgusted by his mentor’s egotism as George chases “the one that got away.”

The cast doesn’t want for talent: Funny Peopleboth funnyman and brooding misanthrope, often simultaneously. Sarah Silverman, RZAEminem and Ray Romano is one of the movie’s funniest scenes. Jason Schwartzman  and the zaftig Jonah Hill are stellar foils to Rogen’s Everyman as his roommates, particularly Schwartzman as the libertine star of the hilariously awful sitcom (and DVD bonus feature goldmine) Yo Teach!

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