Funny People

Funny People

Better than brilliant - own it - Slick

8 Points

Viewer Rating:Slick has rated Funny People rating: 5 Star

How'd this slip under the radar!!?!! The most life-affirming comedy I've ever seen, and Sandler is not a comedian I usually enjoy - but coupled with Seth Rogan...that's a match made in comedy heaven. I don't understand these other star rating's - we're in PLATINUM territory here. Hugely deep in mortal observation it's goal after goal in thought provoking metaphor I find it hard to start - the story, what does a top comedian do when he's diagnosed with potentially fatal leukaemia - he evaluates his life and his losses. Hence the perfect foil to puerile gags which all of a sudden just work. He hires Rogan to write his comedy and keep the show on the road, but he's hired a real person, not corrupted by his own fame and ego. The stage is set for a rollercoaster through 'what is life', with expertly timed comic insight and regular stand-up. I don't want to spoil the story just get it - Eminem and numerous others make cameo's, and Bana (the next Bond i reckon) plays a blinder, as does Jonah Hill. Yes it dips in parts, kinda slows and speeds up, and there are other comedies that are just laugh out loud, but this script is inspired observational comedy bar none. I've laughed at many comedies, much like the fictional movies Sandler's character is based on, but I've never seen real life truisms bound in comic charm - if you judge it with both measures I cannot recommend higher - think School of Rock for adults. Apatow - take a bow, too many cynics out there for you to get an Oscar but you've already earned it.

Review published on the 18 August 2010 01:40

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