seems like everyone is reviewing funny people. today the times gave it a meh, the weekly gave it a meh, but the only person i really agreed with was my man LYT over at eonline, and one of the commenters over there – the one near the bottom who saw a screening the last week:
I saw a screening of this movie last week. I laughed. I cried. It is very long though. I usually don’t like Adam Sandler, but he was pretty good in this. Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill play the type of characters they usually do. Leslie Mann was fantastic. Eric Bana was great, I hope to see him in more comedic roles in the future.
i would add that the alterna chick was really funny too.
i would also add that yes its long, and some of that length is pretty much unnecessary, but it made me think “whats your damn rush?” the people are enjoyable to watch, the story is good, and its funny, so why do i need everything to end already.
plus the music is terrific.
update: i also agree with josh tate of LAist: “True, Funny People is not Apatow’s funniest film, but — true also — it is his best.”