If you hate someone, send them to see the misnamed, “Funny People.” If you hate yourself, go with them.
I saw my first movie in 1950, few have been worse than this trash basket of a film.
The red flags went up when I saw the 150 minute running time; in a film that long, you should see chariots racing around the coliseum in Rome, Atlanta burning or Normandy being invaded. If you have a great imagination, you might be able to piece together two good minutes out of this whole mess.
Basically, the silent surveillance tapes at a Dollar Store, would be more amusing.
I turn to my colleagues at the GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS for guidance in dealing with this nightmare waste of time.
Stacy Coleman once wrote about another film, “this movie stole over two hours from my life, which I will never get back.”
Months ago, Mckelvie Wilder was the first critic to give a film zero stars, “Funny People” deserves to be the second.
An hour into the “film” like Macbeth, I prayed for sleep and sleep would not come.
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE HORRID MOVIES WHICH PEOPLE ASSUME CAN'T BE THAT BAD
AND SO, THEY TRY TO ATTACH SOME DEEP AND PHILOSOPHICAL MEANING TO THE
CRAP THAT IS BEFORE THEM -- THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES, BUT IF WE RECOGNIZE THAT VERY OBVIOUS FACT, WE HAVE TO ADMIT WE WERE DUPED OUT OF THE PRICE OF THE TICKET.
I WAS VERY PROUD TO SEE THAT MY FELLOW CRITICS AT THE GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS, WERE ABLE TO SEE THE EMPEROR LEFT THE CASTLE UNPREPARED FOR THE WEATHER CONDITIONS OF THE DAY - HE WAS BUTT NAKED.
ALL THREE POINTED OUT MAJOR FLAWS AND FRANKLY SPEAKING, THE FILM IS A GIANT SIZED FLAW –
YOU CAN ALMOST HEAR THE WRITERS SITTING AROUND SAYING LETS DO THIS AND LETS DO THAT AS IF THEY WERE MAKING UP INDIVIDUAL SKITS FOR A JUNIOR HIGH ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCE >> THE EMINEM / RAY ROMANO
SCENE BEING A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THE SKIT APPROACH.
I wish to apologize to junior high school students for demeaning their efforts with my comparison to this train wreck of a "film."
A RANDOM LAUGH, NOW AND THEN AND A WONDERFUL SEGMENT WITH GREAT BANTER BETWEEN A TALL DOCTOR AND HIS HOSTILE PATIENT, DOES NOT MAKE THIS A WORTHY FILM. IT MAKES THIS MORE A MATTER OF THROWING MUD AGAINST A WALL AND SEEING WHAT STICKS. I FELT EMBARRASSED FOR THE ACTORS -- IT WAS PAINFUL TO WATCH THEM TRY TO KEEP THIS PUPPY FROM DROWNING IN THE CESSPOOL.
ONE LAST POINT - THE NEED SOME FEEL TO "PROTECT" THIS DIRECTOR BY SUPPORTING HIS MISCARRIAGE WITH "FUNNY PEOPLE," IS MISPLACED LOYALTY. STANLEY KUBRICK WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST DIRECTORS OF ALL TIME AND YET,
HE DROPPED THE BALL WITH "EYES WIDE SHUT" AND TRYING TO COVER THAT UP WITH PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY IS INSULTING TO THE
AUDIENCE -- RECOGNIZE THAT YOUR GUY MESSED UP AND FREE HIM TO MOVE ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH A BETTER FILM NEXT TIME - AND I KNOW IT WILL BE A BETTER FILM NEXT TIME -- THIS WAS ROCK BOTTOM.
OKAY, I AM ENJOYING KICKING THIS TRASH CAN A LITTLE TOO MUCH, I WILL SIGN OFF AND LET TIME HEAL THE WOUNDS FROM THIS EXPERIENCE.