Written by Judd Apatow

 Directed by Judd Apatow

Starring Adam Sandler






Funny People



“Funny People” is a film that’s undone by its own ambition.  It tries to tell a serious story, but not too serious, a story of blighted love, yet not so blighted, a story about death coming to someone who is too young to die, yet pulling back just at the moment of truth. 


It’s a failure, yet a fascinating one with hints of insight that if they had been allowed to come out might have made this a truly great film.


Written and directed by Judd Apatow (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up”), “Funny People” is the story of George Simmons (Adam Sandler, playing it probably as close to his own personality as we’re likely to see).