This Week @ The Movies: Funny People
Jonah Hill, Eric Bana and Jason Schwartzman also star. With Appearances and Cameos by The RZA, Eminem, Justin Long, Ray Romano, Sarah Silverman, Norm MacDonald, Raaaaandy! aka Aziz Ansari, Paul Reiser from Mad About You, and some more that I can’t remember right now.
This is a great role for Sandler because it allows him to show his depth as an actor. Funny people is not Little Nicky. The storyline in this movie is realistic and really funny. Complete with comedy, drama, never before seen cut scenes from Sandler’s early career and classic stand up sets from the actors/comedians playing actors/comedians.
The first few trailers cannot prepare you for the surprises this movie has in store. Careful though, the longer you wait to see this the more of the movie they will spoil for you in the coming weeks with TV spots 4-20 something too many.
The hype has faded around Transformers 2…this is now my new favorite movie of 2009.
I give it 4/5 Bo-Ty’s.
Not sure what to do this weekend? Rainy weather got you down? This movie will make a great wânhuì.
I’ll also give this movie a special Norm MacDonald rater for the guest appearance I loved the most.