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Funny People Script Summary

George is a very successful stand up comedian who learns that he has an untreatable blood disorder and is given less than a year to live. Ira is a struggling up-and-coming stand up comedian who works at a deli and has yet to figure out his onstage persona. One night, these two perform at the same club and George takes notice of Ira. George hires Ira to be his semi-personal assistant as well as his friend.

TitleFunny People
GenresComedy, Movie Scripts,
IMDB Rating
/10 stars from users.
MetaScore
Writers,
Director(s)Judd Apatow,
ActorsAdam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana,
Year2009
RatedR
Released31 Jul 2009
Runtime146 min
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Awards2 nominations.
Domestic Box Office$51,855,045
Foreign Box Office$19,730,190
Total Box Office$71,585,235

Discussion About Funny People

  1. Sheila

    I read what I assume (and hope) was an early draft of this screenplay. Frankly, I’m surprised it made the cut here. It’s good, and sporadically funny, but it’s certainly not great. I gave the ‘Characters’ a ‘4’ because there’s no way to give half points. Great set-ups, but a lot left on the table.

    My issue is that the writing is occasionally just plain lazy. I suppose if you’re Apatow,and you’re working with comedians you know can improvise, you don’t have to adhere to convention. But as a reader and somewhat experienced writer, it irks me to see things like “He says something funny here,” or lines to that effect. Do we work at the craft so we can get to the point of laziness about it? Besides, those things really bring the story to a screeching halt for me.

    This read kept me from reading his other works. Anybody familiar with his other stuff? Is this ‘thing’ with him?