Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Funny People Preview/Synopsis

Funny People July 31

Directed by Judd Apatow ( Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin ) Starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, Jonah Hill, with cameos from Dave Attel, Sarah Silverman, Andy Dick and Norm MacDonald. Written by Apatow, cinematography by two time Oscar winner ( and usual Spielberg DP ) Janusz Kaminski ( Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List ), Editing by Craig Alpert & Bert White ( Talladega Nights ) Original music by first time film composer Jason Schwartzman.

Film is about a stand up comic George Simmons ( Sandler ) who finds out he has a fatal blood disease with only one year to live. George by chance catches the act of a up and coming, but struggling stand up Ira Wright ( Rogen ) and these two form an unlikley bond, mainly because neither really has any friends. George ends up hiring Ira as a semi personal assisatant and also serves as Ira's stand up mentor, while Ira helps George realize his legacy in stand up comedy to help him ease into his dying days.

Rated R for Language and crude sexual humor throughout and some sexulaity. 136 min.

Oscar chances ? I'd say the only chance it might have is original screenplay, but there are a few movie sites out there online claiming Sandler could get an Oscar nomination for his role, and it's the best thing he has ever done.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !