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Funny People (2009)

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Comedy, Drama |

Funny People is a American black comedy-drama film written and directed by Judd Apatow, co-produced by Apatow Productions and Madison 23 Productions, and starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, and Jason Schwartzman. The film follows a famous comedian who is diagnosed with a terminal disease and tries to fix the relationships in his life while befriending an aspiring comedian. The film was released on July 31, 2009.

George Simmons is a middle-aged retired stand-up comedian turned movie star. Despite his wealth, he is disillusioned and depressed as most of his recent film work is low-brow and poorly received. He is diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and offered an experimental treatment that has only an 8% chance of therapeutic response. Believing he is about to die, he returns to his roots of stand-up comedy.

Ira Wright is an aspiring stand-up comedian in his 20s who shares an apartment with his two best friends, Mark and Leo. Mark is a lead in his own TV comedy series and makes good money. Leo is a rising comedy star and guest star for a recurring role on Mark’s TV show. George meets Ira at a small comedy club and hires him as his assistant. Ira becomes one of George’s only close relationships. The two travel around the country, George hires Ira as his personal assistant and joke writer and opens for him in the big comedy clubs, often meeting with real life comedians who play themselves and talk about the business of comedy.

Director: Judd Apatow

Writer: Judd Apatow

Stars: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza

Cast:

Adam SandlerGeorge Simmons
Seth RogenIra Wright
Leslie MannLaura
Eric BanaClarke
Jonah HillLeo Koenig
Jason SchwartzmanMark Taylor Jackson
Aubrey PlazaDaisy Danby
Maude ApatowMable
Iris ApatowIngrid
RZAChuck
Aziz AnsariRandy
Torsten VogesDr. Lars
Allan WassermanDr. Stevens
Rod ManRod Man
Wayne FedermanComedy & Magic Manager
Mike O’ConnellMySpace Escort
James TaylorJames Taylor
Nicole ParkerDawn
Nydia McFaddenMandy
Andy DickAndy Dick
Charles FleischerCharles Fleischer
Nicol PaoneGeorge’s Sister
George CoeGeorge’s Dad
Budd FriedmanBudd Friedman
Monty HoffmanMonty Hoffman
Carol LeiferCarol Leifer
Paul ReiserPaul Reiser
Mark SchiffMark Schiff
George WallaceGeorge Wallace
Norm MacDonaldNorm MacDonald
Dave AttellDave Attell
Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman
Bryan BattGeorge’s Agent
Maggie SiffRachel
EminemEminem
Ray RomanoRay Romano
Jon BrionJon Brion
Sebastian SteinbergSebastian Steinberg
James GadsonJames Gadson
Arshad AslamYo Teach Cast Member
Bo BurnhamYo Teach Cast Member
Miki IshikawaYo Teach Cast Member
Kenny Copeland Jr.Yo Teach Cast Member
Calvin SykesYo Teach Cast Member
Ca’Shawn SimsYo Teach Cast Member
Mandi KreisherYo Teach Cast Member
Phillip Andre BotelloYo Teach Cast Member
Carla GalloMiss Pruitt on Yo Teach
Ernest ThomasYo Teach Principal
Tonita CastroBonita
Carlos AndradeGardener
Steve BannosDeli Manager
Justin LongRe-Do Guy
Lucas AstromCollege Guy with Camera (as Lucas Dick)
Tyler SpindelCollege Guy with Camera
Deamor Yi8-Year-Old Girl Fan
Elaine KaoMom with Camera
King KedarFamily with Camera
Andre Butler Jr.Family with Camera
Tanya AckerFamily with Camera
Jarrett GrodeMagician
Qiana ChaseChuck’s Wife
Tom AndersonTom Anderson
John HartmannPrivate Jet Pilot
Dave RathSan Francisco Theatre Manager
Dan HarmonPaparazzi at Medical Center
Brandon CournoyerPaparazzi at Medical Center
Kyle KinanePaparazzi at Medical Center
Mark CohenEmcee at Improv
Denise MeyersonDeli Customer
Joanie MarxDeli Customer
Adam J. BernsteinHot Dog-Eating Champion’s Son
Da’Vone McDonaldHot Dog-Eating Co-Star
Orny AdamsOrny Adams
Al LubelAl Lubel
Jerry MinorJerry Minor
Eleanor ZeeGeorge’s Mom
Ben MeyersonGeorge’s Brother-In-Law
Sammy JackGeorge’s Young Nephew
Kim TaylorKim Taylor
Andrea ZonnAndrea Zonn
Kate MarkowitzKate Markowitz
Arnold McCullerArnold McCuller
Larry GoldingsLarry Goldings
Luis ConteLuis Conte
Russ KunkelRuss Kunkel
Jimmy JohnsonJimmy Johnson
Brad GrunbergComedy & Magic Club Audience
Brian LallyComedy & Magic Club Audience
Don AbernathyPedestrian
Jason AnthonyComedy & Magic Club Audience
Leo BaligayaAirport Traveler
Brett Ryan BonowiczImprov Audience Member
Michael Patrick BreenComedy Club Goer
Laura Mayes ByrnesComedy Club Patron
Jack ChevantyPatron
James ChielloPassenger
John ClerkinTraveler in S.F. Airport
Clark CoffeyFan
Zachary CulbertsonBoyfriend of Tall Blonde at the Airport

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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