So I was just watching Adam Sandler's Funny People. And when you hear that Adam Sandler is being starred in some movie you just sort of expect a belly-holding laugh out loud, rolling on the floor laughing sort of comedy. That wasn't the case with this one. Or maybe I just didn't get the jokes. That's a possibility too.
As the title suggests, the movie is a about a bunch of funny people. George Simons played by Adam Sandler is a comedian and an actor. He's also ridiculously rich. On the other hand we have a struggling stand up comedian called Ira Wright played by Seth Rogen. He isn't a ladies man, works at a restaurant to pay the bills but dreams big. When George finds out that he has a rare kind of cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia specifically, he offers to hire Ira and his friend to become his assistant and write jokes for him. Ira makes up some excuse for his friend since he wants the gig all to himself and starts working for George. Midway into the movie George finds out that the 8 % chance he had to survive actually worked in his favour and so he goes to win the love of his life(Leslie Mann) who has a husband and a family.
The movie isn't all that funny but its a good watch. It very meaningful and unlike any other movies which have the I-just-found-out-I'm-going-to-die-let's-live-life-fully thing.
Its a fresh take because dying would be the easy way out, living is the tough part.