Saturday, May 24, 2014

Funny People - J. Apatow 2009


A large part of the Apatow posse - Sandler, Rogen, Mann, Hill - and several illustrious cameos - Eminem, Sarah Silverman, Paul Reiser - appear in this comedy mise en abyme where Rogen's aspiring comedian takes up with Sandler's agonizing superstar.
Somewhere in between 'A Star is Born' (though I must confess I haven't seen that one...) and 'The Great Gatsby' (according to imdb.com) but with a lot of cocks & balls-talk.

However, where This is 40 felt soul-less, 'Funny People' was simultaneously darker and more heartfelt. Cancer tends to do that to a film, when well executed.

Globally OK, therefore.


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