Monday, August 3, 2009

Are They Really Funny People

Funny People
I haven't been hearing the best things about this movie, so I wasn't really expecting to be amazed. I thought it would be the type of movie where all the funny parts were in the preview and the movie itself was a bit of a letdown. But maybe because of these low expectations I really enjoyed the movie.

The movie itself was done in a really interesting way. The actual plot was really serious and emotional, and not very funny. But interspersed the entire movie were stand up routines. The routine weren't randomly there, they did still fit chronologically into the story which I liked. But the stand-up routines were the scenes with all the jokes. And while I was afraid all of the good jokes would be in the previews, this was not actually the case. In fact, there were a few jokes from the previews that didn't actually make it into the movie.

The other amusing part of the movie were all the cameos. First all of the random film featuring Adam Sandler's character all featured other actors. Sometimes you say actual clips of these movies, sometime you just saw the previews. Then there were several cameos of comedians playing themselves. I knew who most of the big name comedians were (and even a few musicians), but there were some who I could tell were I was supposed to recognize, but I had no idea who there were.

I think though the best part of the movie were the two little girls. They're actually the same girls from Knocked Up, which makes sense since they are the daughters of Judd Aptow and Leslie Mann. So we all know where they get their comedic acting skills from. They two girls (Maude Apatow and Iris Apatow) had slightly bigger parts than the ones they played in Knocked Up and I thought they stole the show.

So my advice, is don't listen to the critics. This movies is actually a lot better than what everyone else is saying!


P.S. While we're talking about movies, I won my first giveaway ever last weekend. Miss Sweet Tea from Sweet Tea Diaries is sending me a copy of Julie & Julia, and I can't wait to read it! I've already been looking forward to seeing the movies, and now I'm looking forward to reading the book. So, thank you Miss Sweet Tea!


  1. I don't really have much of an urge to see that movie so probably will wait till we can rent it.

    I want to read Julie and Julia so bad!! That's fantastic - congrats on winning!!

  2. Yeah I'll probably wait this one out and see it when it hits dvd.

  3. Thanks for the review...I wanted to see it but read the bad reviews so I was going to wait but i might check it out now. Congrats on the giveaway!!

  4. I heard it was more serious and emotional too but I didn't hear it was bad. glad to hear you liked it! I kinda wanna see the movie, but I haven't been to the theater in a while and I still haven't seen Harry Potter or The Ugly Truth or anything!

    btw, congrats on winning the giveaway (I never have won one!). I just bought Julie & Julia yesterday. I really really want to see that movie too!

  5. p.s. I am trying to catch up on my fave blogs (yours being one!) and I have to say, I am glad that someone else posts photos of their gift wrapping jobs and I SO want to hear the rest of your how-I-met-the-boy story!! you left us with a cliff hanger! :)

  6. Thanks for the review! I think I might check this out when it comes out on dvd. I've been seeing previews for months it seems. I'm glad you liked it!

  7. I can't wait to see this! I think a lot of people were expecting it to be a bit more outrageous like some of his past films, but I think it looks good. Thanks for the review!

  8. I'm really happy you enjoyed the movie...this means that I shall too. It seems as if we have the same taste in movies. The fiance and I plan to go see Funny People.

    Trust me, I NEVER LISTEN TO THE CRITICS. A lot of them have their own strict views on's so odd. If they don't like a movie, and I go see it, it turns out that I did enjoy the movie and thought it was good.

    Congrats on the giveaway!

  9. boyfriend and i went and saw funny people. we gave it an a-

    it was actually pretty good.

  10. I was hoping it would be good! I have a few movies to catch up on so I will be seeing that soon I hope :)