Judd Apatow Interviews Adam Sandler for Funny People
Judd Apatow's third feature film, Funny People, finally hits theaters at the end of this month. Because I probably won't get the chance to talk with Adam Sandler myself, instead I wanted to feature this "Inside Look" video from Yahoo where Apatow interviews Sandler. It's another short behind-the-scenes featurette but includes a few great interview moments, since Sandler and Apatow were once roommates way back in the day. I actually just saw the film earlier this week, but I'm not allowed to talk about it yet. I will say, though, that this video does a great job of showing a bit more of what you're in for when this hits theaters.
Watch the Funny People "Inside Look" with Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler:
You can also watch the Funny People interview featurette in High Definition on Yahoo
When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
Funny People is both written and directed by comedy mastermind Judd Apatow, of 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, as well as "Freaks and Geeks", previously. The story in the film is inspired by Apatow's own real life experiences. Universal will be bringing us Funny People in theaters on July 31st this summer!
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Nice Trailer. =)
Paul on Jul 17, 2009
dee on Jul 17, 2009
i am looking forward to it... nice to see sandler in something semi--serious reminds me (probably cause of the plot) of 'man on the moon' and that was a very good movie
Janny on Jul 17, 2009
I can't wait for this movie to come out! This one looks a little more like a dramatic comedy, at least compared to Virgin and Knocked Up. Watching the trailer kinda reminds me of Juno, a lot of comedy, but at the same time there is a lot of semi-serious drama included as well, hopefully it will have the same success as Juno! I will defintely have high expectations for this film.
Aaron on Jul 17, 2009
Maybe this will actually be Sandler's oscar, I mean he was robbed after Reign Over Me came out!
Xerxex on Jul 17, 2009
are you mad you died at the end of die hard lol
Jont on Jul 17, 2009
Have always been a huge fan of Sandler's work, but he is fallen flat over the past couple of years. This film looks like he will be back to fine form. Am so excited to see this.
Last Son on Jul 17, 2009
I think it's full of entertaining movie. good going.
sweets on Jul 20, 2009
I am extremely curious as to what Apatow can do with some more serious subject matter. I am actually 100% confident that Sandler will shine in this roll – loved him in Reign Over Me and Punch Drunk Love, but Apatow choosing to cross over beyond just flashes of seriousness (which all his works have), is new territory for him. So long as the film relies more on Sandler than Apatow-buddy Rogen, I think it will turn out. So far the trailers, which are great, seem to emphasize the comedic aspects, but I am more interested in how well the drama is fleshed out. I guess they want to make sure their bread and butter fratboy crowd see the movie. We’ll see. I did think it was cool that, in typical Apatow fashion, the TV trailer features a great song – “Ain’t That Strange” by Rhett Miller – wouldn’t be surprised at all if this ended up pulling a “Paper Planes” and getting huge from this movie alone. You can check out this other tv trailer at : http://displacedbrett.wordpress.com/2009/07/20/funny-people/
brett on Jul 23, 2009
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