I like laughing

The new movie “Funny People” is getting great reviews. From the New Yorker:

“Funny People,” a serious comedy about a funny man’s brush with death, is Apatow’s richest, most complicated movie yet—a summing up of his feelings about comedy and its relation to the rest of existence. The movie has passages of uneasy brilliance and many incidental pleasures. It was clear from “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up” that Apatow was generous with actors, and in “Funny People” he’s a master showman, displaying the talents of his favorite players—Adam Sandler, Leslie Mann, Seth Rogen, and Jonah Hill—as well as of many other comics. The movie is filled with cameos, none of them gratuitous: Sarah Silverman has a strange, libidinous bit; aging local heroes of the L.A. club scene, their faces like Greek masks (these men couldn’t be anything but entertainers), express something of their essence in a line or two. Apatow gives all these people their moment without losing his grip on the story or his own skepticism. Comics are heroes to him, but their heroism may have cut them off from the kind of life he believes in.

Not quite so sure about this one:

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3 Responses to “I like laughing”

  1. indeedindeed Says:

    apologies for that second video, needed a version of the trailer that i could embed on the page. sorry it’s sandwiched by some incredibly inane nonsense.

  2. indeedindeed Says:

    here’s ebert’s review:
    http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090729/REVIEWS/907299997

  3. indeedindeed Says:

    the climate change evidence we’ve been missing:
    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2009/07/20/090720sh_shouts_frazier

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