Let's face it. Most of Adam Sandler's films over the last few years have been pretty much crap. The question now is can Judd Apatow, the director of "Knocked Up", and "The 40 Year Old Virgin", help return Sandler to his former status as an off-the-wall comedian with hit after hit? Well, this film doesn't look so much wild and crazy as it is an extremely funny story about a stand up comedian facing death. The trailer for the film is actually pretty good and may interest both fans and nonfans of Adam Sandler. Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, and Jonah Hill, all Apatow regulars, are also in the film.
Trailer Addict.Com gives this description:
Over the past few years, writer/director Judd Apatow ('The 40-Year-Old Virgin,' 'Knocked Up') has shown that nothing -- not even losing your virginity or the miracle of childbirth -- is sacred. About his third film behind the camera, he says, "I'm trying to make a very serious movie that is twice as funny as my other movies. Wish me luck!" Apatow directs Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann in 'Funny People,' the story of a famous comedian who has a near-death experience.
Watch the trailer and then mark your calendar for July 31, 2009 when "Funny People" premieres nationwide.