Funny People: The Shooting Script

Funny People: The Shooting Script

by Judd Apatow, Jason Schwartzman
     
 

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In Funny People, writer/director Judd Apatow finds humor in one of the biggest struggles of a person’s lifetime.Through the story of a famous comedian, George Simmons (Adam Sandler), who has a near-death experience, and what he does with a second chance, Apatow addresses a question that hasn’t been touched with such trademark bluntness: If

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In Funny People, writer/director Judd Apatow finds humor in one of the biggest struggles of a person’s lifetime.Through the story of a famous comedian, George Simmons (Adam Sandler), who has a near-death experience, and what he does with a second chance, Apatow addresses a question that hasn’t been touched with such trademark bluntness: If you had the chance to start all over again, would you be the same jerk you always were? The film stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, RZA, Aziz Ansari, and Aubrey Plaza.

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"Apatow’s richest, most complicated movie yet̵a summing up of his feelings about comedy and its relation to the rest of existence. The movie has passages of uneasy brilliance and many incidental pleasures... Apatow, who probably understands the obsessive loneliness of comics as well as anyone, also knows a thing or two about family life. The miracle of Funny People is that it brings these two entirely dissimilar, even antagonistic worlds into a single, resonant whole."—David Denby, The New Yorker

"Apatow writes with warmth and wit…potently hilarious. He scores by crafting the film equivalent of a stand-up routine that encompasses the joy, pain, anger, loneliness and aching doubt that go into making an audience laugh."—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"One of the most absorbing films of the year."—New York Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557049032
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
Newmarket Shooting Script Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

In addition to writing, producing, and directing Funny People, Judd Apatow performed the same duties on the film Knocked Up, and co-wrote (with Steve Carell) and directed The 40-Year-Old Virgin. He has also produced Pineapple Express, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall,Year One, Drillbit Taylor, Stepbrothers,Talladega Nights, and Anchorman.

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