Journal On Movie Funny People

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Trevor Edwards Funny People Funny People, directed by Judd Apatow, was, to me, not as funny as I expected based on the title of the movie. There were definitely some funny parts, but overall, I thought the movie was more on the serious/drama side of genres rather than comedy. I think maybe Judd Apatow named the movie Funny People, and then made it more as a serious movie, on purpose. I believe this could be showing the difference of the film genre and genre film. When I saw previews of Funny People on TV, the advertising made me believe that it was going to be a comedy. This was the use of genre film. Most people expected it to be a comedy because of the previews, the title, the actors, and the history of Judd Apatow movies. However, after actually seeing the movie, I didn’t think it was a comedy so much. With George Simmons health issue and his personal life with his ex lover, him not being a good family man, and him falling off as a comedian, I thought it was more of a serious film with funny parts added to it. All these issues going on in the main characters life is also reflecting on reality. In the movie George Simmons is an already famous comedian/actor, just like Adam Sandler is in real life. I think that this movie could have been based a lot on how Adam Sandler and many other stars really feel about their lives. This is separating the “star” from the person and letting the audience see that these famous actors really do live their own lives with their own problems. I liked how real old films were used in the movie of Adam Sandler as a child to make it more realistic. Another example the film is reflecting on reality is with Seth Rogen’s character. He is an up and coming comedian trying to make it, and he ends up becoming a famous comedian’s assistant which ultimately puts him in the limelight. Overall, I thought Funny People was a good movie that

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