August 5, 2009


On Monday afternoon I took to the theatre for a screening of Judd Apatow's "Funny People". In order for this movie to be effective all it had to be was:

1) Funny
2) Interesting

Unfortunately for my hopes and expectations, the film was neither very funny nor interesting. On top of that, we had to endure what felt like 2 days worth of pre-film advertisements , 75% of which were those 5 second milk ads that have the cow roaring at the end. So by the time things started happening I was mad at milk and very impatient, emotions that continued through the film's TWO AND A HALF HOUR running time. It was definitely a watch checker.

Adam Sandler plays a dickhead weasel who's out to steal an Australian guy's wife while his sidekick (Seth Rogen) cries the whole time

There were some funny bits, and the acting was just fine I guess, but Adam Sandler's character was a real idiot and I didn't really give two beans what happened to him. This was a movie I was looking forward to for a long time because I'm involved in comedy and so I figured it would hit close to home. But it didn't really. There wasn't enough of that. It was pretty much an Apatow wank job, complete with extended home movies of his daughter and wife.

Jason Schwartzman, Jonah Hill and Aziz Ansari and Eric Bana get my thumbs up, but the rest was very "whatevs :((((".

You might like it though. It's definitely not "dog shit". Just not very good.

Let's get outta here.


Mrs. Poland said...

I really cant stand those milk ads either. Why do they have to play like 15 of them before the movie?!

Duke of Spook said...

They work just fine when you see one when watching TV, but 15 in a row is just torture

Rachael said...

Agreed, and they make no sense.
If it didnt say milk at the end, I would have no clue what it is for....but thats with most commercials.

Thanks for the review Duke of Spook.

Duke of Spook said...

After watching a million of them, it seems they're all about getting strong and drinking milk. As if I didn't already know that. They should market milk to be the stuff your parents don't want you to drink

scott said...

I typically like those milk ads, but yeah, there were way too many before that movie. At least two in a row between every regular shitty commercial.

Duke of Spook said...

If you had of been actually sitting beside me you would've felt the rage

scott said...

I like having a buffer of at least one seat though. If anything, it's for your benefit. Then I needed to ensure an open seat in front of me for possible leg-ups.

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