My Thoughts on Funny People

It would be unfair to compare this film to Judd Apatow’s previous directorial efforts, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, since those were different types of movies.

Funny People is definitely a comedy-drama and even though there were scenes with plenty of laughs, there were also serious scenes within the film, and I thought that the film mixed the two genres well.

The features probably one of the best performances by Adam Sander (who never looked older), as he plays mentor to Seth Rogen (who never looked younger).

With most of Apatow’s regular supporting cast missing (except for Jonah Hill), the bulk of the film centers on Sandler’s and Rogen’s relationship.

I can’t say that the film is the funniest comedy of the year, but is still a pretty good film.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).