|Posted by Advent Chaos on August 8, 2009 at 7:30 AM|
So I was bored and decided to have a little fun, went out with 3 girls and saw the movie "funny people", the one with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen.
As with most of adam Sandler's films you can always expect sad drama and sometimes tear-inducing scenes (Im looking at you, "Click") while keeping the element of comedy strong and consistent throughout the whole movie.
In this movie however, Adam hires Seth Rogen, a man who wants to be a great comedian but he seems oddly concentrated on kiddie jokes such as sex and farts.Although that, he does have a head to write good jokes, he just cant execute them that well.
We learn that Adam has a disease which is very similar to leukimia so he hires Seth to be his new assistant and write jokes for him, Mr.Rogen plays a very important role in this movie, as he tries to make Adam open up and manage him into a better life.They become friends, even though Adam won't admit it, and they go touring around doing stand up, after a while Seth tells adam it'd be better to tell a few more people other than just Seth, eventually Adam's could-have-been-wife friend learns of this, she tells Adam that she has a rather crappy marriage and from here on it becomes a difficult emotional train set on a rail to crash.
It basically deals with morality and making a wise choice, overall the movie was good, acting was good, sountrack was good, comedy, a little stale but funny enough to keep you smilling, defenetily not Laugh my ass off kinda funny.Overall it's a good move, a bit average but it's Adam Sandler, his attitude and charm seem to work into making a movie more entertaining.I did, however, have a bit of a problem with the ending, it felt very open-ended to me, I was hoping that after some events they would show character development and explanations as to how the lives of the characters went. The characters, however, do develop story on our main characters and on themselves, wheter they're friends of Rogen or family of Adam, it's still good development, enough to understand a character and his motives.
I would give Funny People a 4/5