|| Funny People
Other Movies Seen By This Director (5)
- The 40 Year-Old Virgin
- The King of Staten Island
- Knocked Up
- This is 40
|01.01.10||Netflix|| Kind of a shame that this didn't come together a bit better. Really weird structure, much more dramatic than funny (enough to make the title ironic), lots of fun people and interesting scenes but the drama is remarkably un-funny. Just like Punch-Drunk Love and Reign Over Me, not sure the world likes Adam Sandler not being dumb and/or funny. But also like those films, I bet there's a small audience that adores this movie, which is pretty cool. Hell, I may be in that group at some point, I just need it to sit for a while and readjust my expectations.|
It's funny how you can hear over and over again about how a movie isn't what you'd expect it to be but still find yourself with expectations when you sit down with it. "Everyone else is just wrong!" you think to yourself, secretly hoping it's funnier or not as amazingly sad (damn you, UP!) as you keep hearing that it is, "I will be the one person who REALLY 'gets' this movie and therefore I will LOVE it and tell everybody else how WRONG they were." 2 hours later: not as funny as I thought it would be. huh.