At 9/8/12 04:21 PM, Glides wrote:
Funny People was just awful, it was like the reverse of everything Apatow normally does. It was one of the bad Apatow movies, like Walk Hard.
I loved Funny People. It felt very believable and character-driven, and, perhaps more importantly, very funny. The comedy/drama aspect was expertly balanced, but I think its main flaw was pacing. I think it's around the midpoint that there's this huge change in the time frame, which initially really bothered me. Still, I'm glad he managed to get it off the ground, because it was obviously a very personal project for him, and I doubt he'll have the opportunity to do something like it again.
Haven't seen Walk Hard, so no comment there. That one didn't really call to me.
At 9/8/12 08:05 PM, DannyIsOnFire wrote:
I actually really liked Funny People. It was a little long, but otherwise a nice change from all-out comedy to a semi-serious comedy. Sandler's best performance of recent years, although yes, that's not saying much.
It was nice seeing him get to play a more personal role, yeah, and he handled it really well. A lot of the supporting cast were also great. Aubrey Plaza and Jason Schwartzman in particular.
At 9/9/12 11:41 AM, Auz wrote:
I enjoyed The Big Lebowski more, but No Country For Old Men is definitely my second favourite Coen brothers film. I liked Fargo and Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou as well. Burn After Reading was a bit disappointing in my opinion.
I completely forgot they did No Country For Old Men until now. It feels very atypical of them, I guess. Brilliantly done, though.