Archive for the ‘Funny People’ Tag

A funny thing about Funny People

I do not know what Judd Apatow, Adam Sandler, Seth Rogan, et. al did to The New York Observer’s reviewer Rex Reed, but it must have been on par with stealing his secret baby name to use for their own offspring or some of the activities in the intro to the Method Man song, because he is PISSED.

Reading every hateful sentence of Reed’s Funny People “review” is amazingly almost as entertaining as watching the film itself.

He actually starts a paragraph with:

In every film, Mr. Sandler looks more retarded, but never mind.

No one escapes Reed’s wrath. The lovely Leslie Mann receives this summation:

a terrible actress who speaks through her sinus cavities and sounds like she has a speech impediment

And her and Apatow’s kids, who are always adorable and entertaining to watch, get called “obnoxious.” Hating on Iris and Maude? Too far, Reed. Too far.

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Judd Apatow on Adam Sandler and Freaks and Geeks

This New York Magazine article quotes a lot of interesting stuff Judd Apatow said duringĀ  Q&A at a sneak peek of Funny People (fingers crossed its funny) , including the masturbation habits of Adam Sandler, Garry Shandling, the original premise of Anchorman (think Alive meets Anchorman fight scene [Boy, that escalated quickly… I mean, that really got out of hand fast!]) and the beloved Freaks and Geeks.

Freaks and Geeks hands-down makes the list of shows that were cut short too fast by cancellation. How could someone not see Martin Starr’s brilliant Bill Haverchuck and not love him? Case in point: