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At Theaters: 7/31/2009 On Video: 11/24/2009
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 16 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 539916
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
The story of a famous comedian who has a near-death experience…and what he does with a second chance. 
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - Unlike most of star Adam Sandler's comedies, this one is lighter on silliness and has some darker, more realistic humor and adult themes. Hence the appeal of this film skews older than most of his work, not to mention the lengthy 146 minute run time and tone/story shift at the halfway point will test the patience of teen and young adult viewers. Raunchy humor, language, and adult themes make the film inappropriate for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Adam Sandler BEDTIME STORIES, YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN
Seth Rogen MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO
Leslie Mann DRILLBIT TAYLOR, KNOCKED UP, STEALING HARVARD
Eric Bana STAR TREK, THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, LUCKY YOU
Jonah Hill STRANGE WILDERNESS, SUPERBAD, EVAN ALMIGHTY
Jason Schwartzman THE DARJEELING LIMITED, MARIE ANTOINETTE
R Z A AMERICAN GANGSTER
Aubrey Plaza TV's - PARKS AND RECREATION
Dir/Prod/Wri: Judd Apatow KNOCKED UP, THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
Performing In Clubs
Designing The Comedy
Music Of The Film
Actual Footage And Fake Calls
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, over 30 F-words, 1 GD, many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity.
VIOLENCE: A big fight.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and marijuana.
ACTION: A fight.
COMEDY: Raunchy humor; some cute kid humor; wisecracks and banter.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Critic's Review Heading

Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average It's not inherently uninteresting but it can be off-putting and the film's indefensible length turns what could have been an intriguing experiment into something that too often feels like an endurance contest.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good The thing about 'Funny People' is that it's a real movie. That means carefully written dialogue and carefully placed supporting performances -- and it's about something.

USA Today Full Review
Very Good Funny People nimbly intersperses humor and reflection. It is a rumination on mortality, fame and life choices, punctuated with Apatow's trademark raunchy humor.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 116 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
16
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
14
About 50/50
93%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
20
High
85%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
23
About 50/50
74%
30+Adults (M)
21
Fairly Low
67%
30+Adults (F)
22
Fairly Low
77%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION GRAPH

OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 116 moviegoers:
TEENS:Half of the males loved "Funny People." Most of the remaining half enjoyed it very much. None disliked it. These are great reviews. The females didn't enjoy it quite as much. Only about a third loved it. The remaining two-thirds are about equally divided between above average, average and below average. These reviews are not great.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The male reviews are very good, but not quite great. The problem is too few "Fantastic" reviews and too many "Fair" and "Poor" reviews. The female reviews are even worse. They are very mixed with some loving it and some hating it.
ADULTS:Neither the male or female reviews are very good. They are very mixed. About a third enjoyed it very much, another third rated it average and the last third rated it low to very low.

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