Opening on July 31st is writer/director Judd Apatow’s third feature “Funny People”. The film is about a famous comedian (being played by Adam Sandler) who has a near-death experience and what happens as a result of it. Along for the ride are Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, RZA, Aubrey Plaza, and Aziz Ansari.
I saw a screening recently and have to say I loved it. Saying that, don’t go in expecting the movie to be funny in every scene. While “Funny People” will make you laugh a lot, it’s also got plenty to say about life and what’s really important about the journey we’re all on.
Since I can’t say too much more than that due to an embargo, if you loved “The 40 Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up”, I am extremely confident you’re going to enjoy “Funny People”. So to help you get ready, we’ve been provided nine clips and they’re after the jump. Take a look:
Clip 1 Leo tells Ira he shouldn’t have lost weight
Clip 2 George and Ira with the girls at the pool
Clip 3 George asks Ira to kill him
Clip 4 Leo tells Mark his grandfather is going to hell
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Clip 5 Ira asks Daisy to the Wilco show
Clip 6 The doctor’s office
Clip 7 George apologizes to Laura for his past
Clip 8 Clarke speaks Mandarin with his kids
Clip 9 Laura and Clarke argue in the driveway