Funny People

I just got back from seeing “Funny People” with Eileen.

I have been looking forward to this movie for weeks, and even though I tried not to, I read everything I could about it this week. I don’t want to ruin anything for you, but some of the things they are saying are true. This movie could have spent a little longer in the editing room, but at the same time, I can’t tell you how much I loved it. It was like living these people’s lives for two and a half hours, and even though I didn’t need that extra half hour or so, I am not really sure which 30 minutes I would have cut.

Maybe just a lot of little things. Like the peanut butter, and the Indian guy from “Parks and Recreation.” Sorry, guy. I thought you were going to have a bigger role than you did.

I have to think about this movie for a while. Those characters were brutally honest, like real people with real problems. Seth Rogan, I think I love you. When I was little, I had such a huge crush on Adam Sandler, ever since I saw “Happy Gilmore.” This movie…. it was no “Happy Gilmore,” and that’s a good thing. That is such an understatement. People are comparing Sandler’s role in this to the one he played in “Punch Drunk Love,” but I hated “Punch Drunk Love” so, so much. “Funny People” is so much better. He’s so much better in it.

I’m probably going to have to see it again Sunday, because I told Brandon we’d see it together. Eileen and I were going to go see a chick flick like “The Proposal” or “The Ugly Truth,” but all the show times were too late. Ironically, I am pretty sure we would have gotten home earlier if we’d seen a later show of either of those.


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