Film Break: “Funny People”
I am, it seems, in the minority: I don’t think Judd Apatow’s new movie, Funny People, is an epoch-defining masterpiece, nor do I think it’s all that profound. It is an impressive film on many levels, and there is much to appreciate in the writing, the acting, and the direction. But, while its soul-searching is sincere and perhaps even moving, it doesn’t work as a film. Its problem, however, is overambition– which is a much better problem to have than too little ambition, even if this two-and-a-half-hour comedy epic falls apart halfway through.
Anyway. My full review is posted at CT Movies.