Mini Review - Funny People

Funny People (out Sep 10) is the new film from Judd Apatow, director of Knocked Up and The Forty-Year-Old Virgin. It's about a famous comedic movie star (Adam Sandler) who finds out that he's dying and decides to return to stand up comedy. Apatow is trying something darker here but at 146 minutes, a lot of scenes felt unnecessary. Mildly funny with good performances. Grade: B.