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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Andy Dick
Sarah Silverman
Jonah Hill
Seth Rogen
Adam Sandler
Leslie Mann
Eric Bana
Jason Schwartzman
Directors
Judd Apatow
Screenwriters
Judd Apatow
Running Time
146 minutes

Funny People
Apatow does a dram-com-rom-com about comedy.


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Funny People

Plot
When world-famous comedian George Simmons (Sandler) is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he recruits wannabe stand-up Ira (Rogen) towrite material for him. He also tries to re-ignite the flame with ex Laura (Mann), despite her marriage to Clarke (Bana)…


Verdict
An absolute treat. In spite of its disappointing climax, this is Apatow’s smartest, rudest and — yes — funniest film yet.


Reviewed by Mark Dinning

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