Sound Off: Judd Apatow's Funny People - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
July 31, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Adam Sandler's former roommate and now famous producer and director Judd Apatow returns this summer with his third feature film - Funny People. Following both 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, Apatow has undoubtedly made his most personal film to date, and yet potentially the funniest one. But at 146 minutes long, is it actually any good? Is there too much drama and not enough comedy? Or does it have just the right balance between humor and emotion? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of Judd Apatow's Funny People!
To fuel the fire, I liked Funny People quite a bit, but I think it has some huge flaws, which prevent it from become the next classic. The biggest problem is that George Simmons, the character Adam Sandler plays, is just an asshole - he even admits that. And over the course of the two and a half hour movie, he never changes - he's still an asshole at the end. Rogen's character Ira Wright is the only one who has a good arc, albeit a very small one, but even that wasn't enough to make a big difference. I get what Apatow was going for, making a drama with "funny people" in it, but I think his balance wasn't as perfect as it could've been.
What did you think of Judd Apatow's Funny People? A great comedy or a boring drama?