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Funny People (2009) - Movie Details

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Comedy Drama
136 min.
Release Date
July 31, 2009
DVD Release Date
November 24, 2009
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Rated R for language and crude sexual humor throughout, and some sexuality

Over the past few years, writer/director Judd Apatow ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Knocked Up") has shown that nothing—not even losing your virginity or the miracle of childbirth—is sacred. About his third film behind the camera, he says, "I'm trying to make a very serious movie that is twice as funny as my other movies. Wish me luck!" Apatow directs Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann in "Funny People," the story of a famous comedian who... Full synopsis »

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In just a few short years, Judd Apatow's name has become synonymous with quality comedy as he's been behind many of the best comedies in recent years, including The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express, among others. So when his third directorial feature (yes, only his third) was announced with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen as the leads, expectations were immediately high. And yet, Funny People struggled financially and critically as it is unlike any movie Apatow has worked on before. Full movie review »
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