Monday, December 28, 2009


District 9 was probably the biggest surprise hit of 2009, but the lack of success for Funny People was probably equally surprising. Judd Apatow's third film which starred Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen should have crossed the $100 million mark easily, but it barely squeaked passed $50 million. Not only did it fail at the box-office, but it wasn't very well-received with fans either. I thought the story was equal parts dramatic and hilarious. I love the usual Apatow suspects of Jonah Hill and Leslie Mann as well as crazy cameos from the likes of Eric Bana (again), Eminem, RZA, Ray Romano, and way too many to name. The film brought us into the celebrity world in a way not many films have been able to. It blurs the line between reality and fiction, but most importantly it is entertaining for each one of it's 146 minutes.

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