Friday, August 14, 2009

Funny People

Another thing we did while in Rhode Island was take a night at the movies. It's something we don't do nearly enough of, but this Summer's slate of films has looked pretty dire, although the films we've actually gotten out to see we've enjoyed. The Rhode Island film was no exception: Funny People, which (to me) was such an expert blend of crack-up comedy and genuine sentiment that I'm sort of amazed that it all held together. It was, as people have noted, both a little too long and a little too short - it spent too much time on the Leslie Mann subplot and not enough digging further in to the L.A. comedy scene, perhaps. But it was all thoroughly enjoyable, and that makes three-and-a-half films now starring Adam Sandler that I can say I really liked. Weird.


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