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"FUNNY PEOPLE"
(2009) (Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen) (R)

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QUICK TAKE:
Dramedy: When a successful comedic actor receives bad medical news he reassess his life, including hiring a struggling stand-up comedian as his personal assistant while also trying to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend who's now married to someone else.
PLOT:
George Simmons (ADAM SANDLER) is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood due to his string of popular comedies. Yet, when he receives news that he has a rare form of leukemia and his odds of surviving aren't good, he decides to take a look at his life. After calling to apologize to his ex-girlfriend, Laura (LESLIE MANN) -- who's now married to Australian businessman Clarke (ERIC BANA) and is mother to their kids, Mable (MAUDE APATOW) and Ingrid (IRIS APATOW) -- about the way he treated her, George decides to hit the comedy circuit once again.

It's during one such stint that he happens to notice aspiring stand-up comedian Ira Wright (SETH ROGEN) who makes a living working the deli counter at a local grocery. He lives with his best friends, Mark (JASON SCHWARTZMAN), star of a cheesy TV comedy, and Leo (JONAH HILL), an aspiring comedy writer, and is so unsure of himself in the world that he bumbles his way through trying to ask fellow stand-up comedian Daisy (AUBREY PLAZA) out on a date.

Even so, George is impressed enough with Ira that he hires him not only to write jokes for his act and other paid appearances, but also to serve as his personal assistant and only friend. As George sees something of himself in the younger Ira who's amazed at the trappings of success, the movie star reassesses his place in the world and the decisions that have lead him to where he is in it.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of anyone in the cast and/or films by Judd Apatow, they might be interested.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language and crude sexual humor throughout, and some sexuality.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • ADAM SANDLER plays a famous Hollywood actor who has no true friends and receives bad medical news. Accordingly, he decides to reassess his life and the decisions he's made, including how he treated Laura badly in the past. He ends up having sex with her again, has sex with other women, uses strong profanity, and tells sexually related jokes.
  • SETH ROGEN plays an aspiring stand-up comedian who's shocked when George selects him as his comedy writer and personal assistant. He's amazed by the trappings of success, but is let down by George's behavior, especially as related to Laura. He uses strong profanity, tells sexually related jokes, and drinks.
  • LESLIE MANN plays George's ex-girlfriend and former actress who's now married to Clarke and is mother to their two kids. She initially wants nothing to do with George, but his illness reestablishes the bond between them and she eventually has sex with him (thus cheating on her husband). She uses profanity and drinks some.
  • ERIC BANA plays her husband, a businessman who's always away for work, and admits to having cheated on her several times, but isn't happy upon learning she's done the same to him. He uses strong profanity, drinks, and beats up George.
  • JONAH HILL plays Ira's friend, a sarcastic and irritable comedy writer who uses strong profanity and talks of sexual matters.
  • JASON SCHWARTZMAN plays Ira and Leo's roommate, a successful actor on a cheesy TV sitcom who briefly smokes pot, has sex with Daisy, uses strong profanity, and wants his two friends to stop feuding.
  • AUBREY PLAZA plays a stand-up comedian who's supposed to be fixed up with Ira, but ends up sleeping with Mark and has no apologies for doing so. She uses strong profanity, including that which is sexually related.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this R-rated comedy. Profanity consists of at least 154 "f" words, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. All sorts of sexually related dialogue and comedy material (both explicit in nature) is present, as are several sexual encounters (with movement, nudity and sounds).

    A lightly played scene features some punching of others. People drink in various scenes, while there's brief drug use (pot) and brief drug-related comments. A few photos show cigarettes and a fib is made about going out to purchase some. Crude humor is present, while some blood is seen as the result of medical tests (in vials) and on a person's cheek after a fight.

    All sorts of bad attitudes are present, as is behavior that might be enticing for some kids to imitate. Tense family material is also present as are various thematic elements.

    Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

    For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, there are varying amounts of handheld camerawork in the film.



    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • People have drinks at a club.
  • A stand-up comedian equates a certain food offering with drugs, asking what kind of "crack-head" thing that is, and that he's "tweaking" after having some.
  • People have drinks at a reception.
  • Mark briefly smokes pot.
  • People have drinks in a club.
  • Ira has a beer in front of him.
  • Miscellaneous people have wine in a restaurant.
  • George arrives with a bottle of wine at Ira and the guys' place for Thanksgiving. Mark offers George something to drink but he declines that, while we see various people drinking there, including beer and wine when they sit down to eat.
  • Daisy comments on getting drunk and sleeping with Mark earlier.
  • People have drinks at a gathering.
  • We see a wine bottle on the table by Laura.
  • Ira has wine.
  • Ira has beer, while Laura and Clarke later have wine.
  • Clarke, George and Ira have beer.
  • George is bored by watching a video of Laura's oldest daughter singing a song from "Cats," says he saw the real thing on Broadway and the daughter isn't as good, and then laughingly says he has a friend who takes acid who would "sh*t himself" if he saw that.
  • Clarke has a drink.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • George and another man make mock customer complaint phone calls to various businesses, including one bit about not being to stop going to the bathroom and about someone "puking" in the kitchen from the roast beef.
  • On several occasions, we see clips from George's movie where he's been shrunken down to baby size in just a diaper. In one of them, there's a comment, "I wiped your ass."
  • We see George on the floor by the toilet (and then hovering over it) from being sick from the medication he's taking.
  • Ira does a comedy bit about farting on an airplane and it being so loud onboard that no one notices. He makes a mock sound of that, while also saying his "asshole" has been open the entire time during a conversation with someone. George later criticizes Ira's joke material and that it's a turn-off for women. He then imitates a woman sarcastically telling Ira to "jack off" on her and fart in her face.
  • We see George's blood filling a vial for testing, and that vial then being placed on his clothed chest along with other such filled vials.
  • Some snot runs down from Ira's nose as he cries (played for laughs).
  • About medication he took in the past, Clarke states, "I sh*t myself and had a boner at the same time."
  • On Mark's TV show, Leo is a guest actor and his character comments on "skid marks."
  • Meant as a metaphor, Clarke states, "I about sh*t my panties."
  • George is bored by watching a video of Laura's oldest daughter singing a song from "Cats," says he saw the real thing on Broadway and the daughter isn't as good, and then laughingly says he has a friend who takes acid who would "sh*t himself" if he saw that.
  • George has a little blood on his cheek after Clarke punches him.
  • George congratulates Ira for doing a "fart free" comedy set.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • George and another man make mock customer complaint phone calls to various businesses, including one bit about having no legs.
  • Ira's black coworker uses the term "n*gger."
  • George uses the term "fags" and then jokingly asks if there was a God, why was there the Holocaust.
  • Hearing a glass or plate breaking sound backstage after George has bombed with the audience during a stand-up routine, Ira jokes that George just shot himself in the face.
  • George jokingly refers to Leo as the triple XL version of Ira.
  • George calls Ira to write jokes for him (also inviting Leo), but Ira doesn't tell Leo about that.
  • George mockingly refers to Ira and his generation's "faggy little childhood" as compared to his.
  • When Mark opens up and comments on his grandfather's death and a candle flickering at his moment of passing, Leo jokes that you don't go through fire to get to Heaven and thus his grandfather likely went to Hell. He then jokes about that grandfather playing backgammon with Hitler down there.
  • George half-jokingly refers to Ira as "dumb-dumb."
  • After hearing Ira's "cheer up" playlist he created for him, George identifies Bob Marley and the song with the lyric "Every little thing's gonna be all right." He then adds that Marley had cancer and thus everything wasn't all right.
  • George and Ira make jokes about George's Swedish doctor and his thick accent, equating him to movie villains, and Ira saying he's been trying to put together some furniture from IKEA.
  • Ira gets mad at Daisy and Mark for having sex despite having never even dated her yet.
  • We hear that George cheated on Laura long ago in their relationship, while she states her husband currently cheats on her.
  • George has a blind date with a woman who comments on the "J List" (an Internet one for Jewish people), with George joking that he didn't think Jewish people liked lists due to the Holocaust.
  • Laura cheats on Clarke by having sexual relations with George (implied intercourse at first, but she then states it was just him performing oral sex on her).
  • Clarke uses the term "Chinaman."
  • Clarke talks about his next market being North Korea and that they'll "blow you for a Wii Fit" (video game).
  • Despite how it obviously makes his wife feel, Clarke goes on about how attractive Cameron Diaz is. He also tells George that he took a bullet for him by taking Laura off his hands. Laura then confronts him about his past adulterous behavior and tells him "Go f*ck your whores."
  • In the third act, George develops a truly bad attitude toward Ira, and that grows until it comes to a head where George tells him, "You're a f*cking no thought" and fires him.
  • George says he likes Laura's youngest daughter, but says he senses the period of the older one coming soon.
  • George is bored by watching a video of Laura's oldest daughter singing a song from "Cats," says he saw the real thing on Broadway and the daughter isn't as good, and then laughingly says he has a friend who takes acid who would "sh*t himself" if he saw that.
  • Clarke beats up George for fooling around with his wife.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Clarke chases after George, tackles & pins him, and punches him several times, but this is all played fairly lightly.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Hearing a glass or plate breaking sound backstage after George has bombed with the audience during a stand-up routine, Ira jokes that George just shot himself in the face.
  • After telling Ira he's terminally sick, George says he wants Ira to kill him with his gun (not seen) and that nobody will know. Ira is taken aback and asks if he can think about it overnight, with George then telling Ira he's busted for even thinking about it.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Get off the f*cking phone," "You trying to f*ck with me?" "M*therf*cker," "Get the f*ck out of here," "I will f*ck that girl in 10 days," "Don't make me f*ck her," "Don't make me f*ck my way out of this corner," "F*cked up," "How the f*ck should I know?" "I f*cking killed up there," "F*cking awesome," "F*ck you," "This f*cking guy," "F*ck Facebook in the face," "What the f*ck /was all that about/are you doing/is happening?" "He is such a f*cking nerd," "F*ck me like Mer-man," "So f*ck me" (nonsexual), "What, are you Joe f*cking Biden?" "You stupid f*cking idiot," "I'm f*cking cold as sh*t," "F*ck yeah," "You're a star f*cker," "F*ck around with," "You f*cking ass," "You're so f*cking selfish," "Are you f*cking with me?" "Yippee-ki-yay, m*therf*cker," "You f*cked up," "I'll f*ck this m*therf*cker up," "F******ck" (said in a drawn-out fashion), "F*ckers," "Go f*ck your whores," "I'm so f*cking glad," "Shut the f*ck up," "Get the f*ck out of my life," "(You) F*cking asshole," "You f*cking suck," "You're f*cking contagious," "You're a f*cking no thought," "F*ck the sh*t out of that girl," "T*tty f*cking," "That sh*t was painful/is sad," "Oh sh*t," "My sh*t worked up there," "You had some funny sh*t," "Piece of sh*t," "I don't have time for this sh*t," "Don't give a sh*t," "Shoot the sh*t with," "Bullsh*t," "Oh sh*t," "Slap that sh*t," "I sh*t myself and had a boner at the same time," "I about sh*t my panties," "American sh*t" "Sh*tty," "This is deep sh*t," "Good sh*t," "You're in a heap of sh*t," "It's a d*ck move," "Mousey like a mouse you want to stick your d*ck into," "Balls" (testicles), "Why don't you call it Megan Fox blows someone?" "Do you ever get tired of talking about your d*ck?" "Jack off," "Hermione's got some big ol' t*tties," "I'm getting a quarter chub" (erection), "I have a skinny vagina," "Did you suck the devil's d*ck?" "D*ck-heads," "Ball cleavage," "I've been eating a lot of rhino c*ck," "You're such a d*ck," "Aussie p*ssies," "That is a p*ssy move," "(My) N*gger" (said by a black man), "Sucks," "Bitch(es)," "I screwed up," "Dumb ass," "Don't kiss his ass too hard," "Chick," "You little freak," "Fags," "Your little faggy childhood," "Don't be super-bummed out," "Dumb-dumb," "Jeez," "Shut up," "Band of bloody cheese-eaters," "Freaking out," "Screw you" and "What the hell is going on?"
  • Kids may repeat any of the jokes heard in the film.
  • George and another man make mock customer complaint phone calls to various businesses, including one bit about having no legs.
  • George playfully grabs a man's clothed chest ("t*tty") while posing with him for a photo.
  • George playfully but aggressively drives his SUV at Ira in a parking lot.
  • Leo has a tattoo on his arm.
  • Sarah Silverman creates a mock vagina with her mouth, turning her head sideways and pocking her tongue in and out between those lips.
  • Laura and her kids show George and Ira the peanut butter game where that product is wiped on one's neck or nose and then the family dogs come in and lick it off.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • Ira states that his real last name is "wiener" (pronounced differently, but spelled the same), and George then jokes about the genital connection on several occasions, including in a song.
  • George does a mock song about having a medium-sized penis and that includes several sexual uses of the "f" word, including about one woman just lying there afterwards thinking she should have "f*cked" Jean-Claude Van Damme.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 154 "f" words (4 used with "mother," 35 used sexually as are terms including "banged," "bone," "do," "laid" and "screwed"), 57 "s" words, 34 slang terms using male genitals ("d*ck," "c*ck," "c*cks*cker," "wiener," "dong" and "pr*ck"), 6 using female ones ("p*ssy"), 5 for breasts (variations of "t*t" and "t*tty"), 27 asses (12 used with "hole"), 3 damns, 3 hells, 9 uses of "Oh God," 5 of "Jesus Christ," 3 of "Oh my God" and 1 use each of "For God's sakes," "God," "G-damn" and "Swear to God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • We see George in just swim trunks while doing laps.
  • George playfully grabs a man's clothed chest ("t*tty") while posing with him for a photo.
  • Ira's coworker complains that he didn't get any "p*ssy" from his wife after taking her to see Ira's stand-up routine, prompting Ira to say there won't be any "p*ssy issues" with his upcoming set.
  • On several occasions, we see clips from George's movie where he's been shrunken down to baby size in just a diaper.
  • We see a photo of Laura in a bikini.
  • Mark states he has a woman (Daisy) out in the other room for Ira and that she's "hot." When it's mentioned she's also mousey, Leo says, "Mousey like a mouse you want to stick your d*ck into." Mark then tells Ira that if the latter doesn't do anything, "I will f*ck that girl in 10 days," "Don't make me f*ck her" and "Don't make me f*ck my way out of his corner." When Ira finally meets Daisy and it's stated that he lost 20 pounds, he jokes, "All from my c*ck."
  • A stand-up comedian does some sexual bits about a certain food offering, including putting one's "d*ck" in a Butterfinger and "f*ck it" and that he just "f*cked" something in the "ass" (while doing clothed, mock pelvic thrusting).
  • Leo does a stand-up comedy bit about overhearing his "d*ck" and "balls" talking, with the latter asking the former if their owner is hurting the latter (a masturbation joke).
  • About Leo using kitten videos online to draw traffic to his own page, Ira sarcastically asks why he doesn't just call it "Megan Fox blows someone" to get even more traffic.
  • Ira states that his email address starts with "Ira-Sex-Ira."
  • Ira comes up with the joke (for George addressing a Facebook gathering), "F*ck Facebook in the face," and that's later repeated.
  • When someone asks George if he uses Facebook, he replies, "No, I f*ck girls."
  • Ira asks James Taylor if he gets tired of always playing the same songs, prompting the musician to ask Ira, "Do you ever get tired of talking about your d*ck?"
  • George does a comedy bit about male oral sex, telling women not to tell a guy that he's the first she could entirely fit into her mouth. He then jokes about her saying she usually chokes half-way, but has this entire guy including his "ball" and that she's even talking with him in her mouth while she usually stutters.
  • About George being shocked his assistant got pregnant despite being a lesbian, Ira states that lesbians can get pregnant too.
  • About two groupies, George asks Ira, "Wanna f*ck these two girls?" with Ira somewhat shocked but replying, "Yeah, sure." We then see one in a bikini with a shirtless George and she jumps up and wraps her legs around his waist as he carries her off (Ira and the other young woman are in the pool, but nothing's happening, even after George jokingly tells the woman to make sure Ira shows her his "c*ck" as it's thick). We next see a torso and up side view of the woman having sex on top of George (movement and her bare breasts), with her saying she can't believe she's having sex with him as he's one of her dad's favorite actors. Back in another room, Ira and the woman sit on a sofa, clothed, and she states nothing's going to happen. George then walks out and jokingly asks, "You two were just f*cking, weren't you?" He then exits with that second woman and we then see them having rear entry sex (both facing the camera, her partly bent over, no nudity, but sounds and movement), with her telling him, "F*ck me like Mer-man" (one of his movie characters).
  • After that, George makes a joke about "when she was s*cking my c*ck" (making a related gesture, including mock gagging, with the popsicle he's holding and has in his mouth) and asks what Ira is doing with his own "d*ck," saying he has to share it (with the women).
  • Ira states that his real last name is "wiener" (pronounced differently, but spelled the same), and George then jokes about the genital connection on several occasions, including in a song.
  • George asks Ira about the first time he "fingered" a girl, with Ira saying it was in summer camp. He then adds that she reached down and grabbed his penis really hard, like she was going to murder it.
  • When George starts to tell Ira that he's sick, the latter comments on the above young women, Chlamydia, and that they smelled funny.
  • After Ira comments on him and George being friends, Leo sarcastically replies that it's not enough for George to let Ira in on "that two on one" (the above sex, separately, with two young women).
  • On several occasions, George jokes about Ira having a thick "c*ck" and that he should show it.
  • Ira tells George he has a joke the latter could use about finding his first gray hair on his "balls."
  • There's a comment about putting peanut butter on one's "balls" and licking that up.
  • Daisy does a comedy bit about hating rap songs and their demeaning lyrics aimed at women, including to bend over and other sexually related remarks.
  • Ira does a comedy bit about always equating hand cream to masturbation and that if he sees someone pull that out, he thinks they're about to "jack off." George then criticizes Ira's joke material and that it's a turn-off for women, asking if he ever wants to get "laid." He then imitates a woman sarcastically telling Ira to "jack off" on her and fart in her face.
  • We see George shirtless in the shower.
  • George does a mock song about having a medium-sized penis and that includes several sexual uses of the "f" word, including about one woman just lying there afterwards thinking she should have "f*cked" Jean-Claude Van Damme.
  • We see George shirtless while swimming, and then later in bed also shirtless.
  • George jokes with his doctor that Ira is his (George's) lover.
  • Mark and Daisy have sex off-screen (we see them right afterwards, clothed and standing), with Ira being upset upon learning of this. Leo then walks in, talking of having watched the latest Harry Potter film and that Hermione has some "big ol' t*tties." He then asks Mark and Daisy, "Did you two just bone?" and that he's getting a "quarter chub" (erection). Ira then confronts Daisy, saying that once she's "f*cked" his roommate, that ends it with him (Ira). He then complains that she's a "star f*cker" and asks about other famous celebs, with her saying she would probably "f*ck" both of those people. She then asks him if he'd comply if a naked woman asked him to "do" her, but he says no. She then says that she's an independent woman and that she's allowed to "f*ck" people. Ira then complains to Mark about him sleeping with her, and Mark says he gave him 21 rather than the originally 10 days to do so himself, adding that they "f*ck" every girl they meet.
  • Andy Dick and George talk about kids, with George having none, and Andy saying he has three. George then jokingly asks how that can be considering all of the "d*ck" Andy has sucked. Andy then jokes that he sucked his own "d*ck" and then spit the results into the woman's vagina.
  • George jokes that Laura's hands always made his penis look small in comparison.
  • Ira asks Mark if he's still sleeping with Daisy, with Mark saying no. Later, Daisy comments to Ira about having sex with his friend, while George chimes in that Ira has a huge penis and that he saw the tip of his "dong." Daisy replies that she has a skinny vagina, prompting Ira to respond that she should feed it carbs. Daisy then comments on getting drunk and sleeping with Mark (the time before). Ira then states that when he first arrived in town he "blew Mr. Belvidere." The term "star f*cker" is used, and Leo sarcastically asks why Ira doesn't cup George's balls, with the latter overhearing that and jokingly responding that both of them can. Ira then tells Mark he can't believe he (Mark) "screwed" Daisy.
  • Daisy comments on getting drunk and sleeping with Mark earlier.
  • A person jokingly asks George, "Did you suck the devil's d*ck?" about the latter now being cured.
  • George jokes with Sarah Silverman that he said he has had sex with her. She replies that "everybody" wants to f*ck me," but adds the fantasy is better than reality. She then creates a mock vagina with her mouth, turning her head sideways and pocking her tongue in and out between those lips.
  • Eminem and George discuss the drawbacks of fame, including if he really wants to "f*ck another chick" who doesn't like you. Seeing Ray Romano starring at him and George, Eminem angrily yells out, "Would you like to f*ck me? Would you like me to f*cking bend over?" Ira tells Ray to say no.
  • George jokes that Ira will get one minute on stage for every inch of "c*ck," he has, and then indicates the short amount of minutes.
  • A person comments that it's easy not to cheat when "nobody wants to f*ck you."
  • Ira does a comedy bit about Will Smith, Tom Cruise and David Beckham putting all of their penises together, not due to being gay but just from rich guy boredom, with jokes about "d*cks," "d*ck-heads" and not crossing their streams (a "Ghostbusters" reference). During that, he makes penis gestures with his hands.
  • There's a joke about "ball" (testicle) cleavage.
  • Laura leads George off to another room, closes the door and plants a big kiss on him. We then see him on top of her on a bed (both clothed) and he then goes down her body out of the camera shot (although we see him lift up the bottom of her shirt). He then says "echo...echo" (a joke about performing oral sex on her). We next see them in bed under the covers, and sex is implied, but we later learn is was only oral sex.
  • George brings Laura her old "butt jeans" and she tries them on, showing off their tight fit on her behind. He jokes "slap that sh*t" and enjoys the view, while making what sounded like a joking "camel" comment. She sashays around a bit, but then comments on "mom jeans." He replies, "Yeah, if mom needs to get banged again."
  • Clarke talks about his next market being North Korea and that they'll "blow you for a Wii Fit" (video game).
  • Talking about George's illness, Clarke asks if he's tried Eastern medicine. George jokingly says he's been eating lots of "rhino cock," with Ira jokingly chiming in about George calling him Rhino. About medication he took in the past, Clarke states, "I sh*t myself and had a boner at the same time." Ira then jokes, "I'd be home all day f*cking myself," with Clarke saying that's what he does.
  • Ira tells George that Laura's dog could tell "you banged her."
  • Clarke talks about a memorable scene from "There's Something About Mary" that involved semen in the hair (he twice uses slang for that bodily fluid). Laura then confronts him about getting a "rub & tug" from a masseuse, something about hair from a "p*ssy," and then "Go f*ck your whores" and the "f" word is used sexually.
  • Ira makes a comment about George and Clarke in that the former "f*cked your wife."
  • Still mad at Ira, Leo sarcastically says he'll put glasses on Ira's "ass" so that it looks like a "blow job" when he's "f*cking" him in his "asshole."
  • When Clarke gets suspicious of why George is visiting Laura, she states that they didn't have sex, but that George "just went down on me."
  • Ira and Daisy passionately kiss while clothed and seated.
  • Ira does a comedy bit about his friends being sexually aggressive while he is not, including imitating one saying "F*ck the sh*t out of that girl."
  • Ira mentions a joke he's written about a grandfather taking Viagra and thinking he was doing some "t*tty f*cking," but then realized he was "t*tty f*cking" his own "balls." We then hear George mention something about "doggy style."
  • SMOKING
  • We see a photo of John Belushi with a cigarette, while another framed photo on a wall shows a cigarette in someone's hand.
  • To get himself out of Laura's house for another reason, Ira lies that he's going out to buy cigarettes, saying he's addicted to them.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Ira states that his mom thinks his dad (her husband) is the devil.
  • George comments on spending his childhood trying to make his father laugh but never succeeding.
  • George meets and chats with his sister who he hasn't seen in a long time and barely knows, with her saying she isn't their father (why George has been avoiding her) and that her son wants to know his uncle but doesn't since he's not available in person. She tells George, "You're so f*cking selfish."
  • Laura states her husband currently cheats on her.
  • Despite how it obviously makes his wife feel, Clarke goes on about how attractive Cameron Diaz is. He also tells George that he took a bullet for him by taking Laura off his hands. Laura then confronts him about his past adulterous behavior and tells him "Go f*ck your whores."
  • Laura's oldest daughter asks George if her parents are getting a divorce. She then says it doesn't really matter much as her dad is always away.
  • When Clarke gets suspicious of why George is visiting Laura, she states that they didn't have sex, but that George "just went down on me." She plans on breaking up with Clarke at the airport, but he says he'll change his ways (before she gets the chance to tell him). When he learns of her intention, he then goes back home and beats up George.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • George receives news that he has a form of leukemia that's so far advanced that chemo and radiation won't work, thus requiring an experimental regimen.
  • About Ira having lost weight, Leo states that there's nothing funny about a physically fit man.
  • Stand-up comedians and their line of work.
  • Receiving life-threatening news and how that often makes people reassess their lives.
  • The comment that everyone (meaning famous people) has a price for which they can be bought to perform or appear somewhere.
  • George comments on spending his childhood trying to make his father laugh but never succeeding.
  • George's dad telling him he (George) doesn't need to do "blue" comedy.
  • George realizing he played his life all wrong.
  • The comment that time slips away.
  • Eminem and George discuss the drawbacks of fame, including not being able to go anywhere.
  • George states "comedy is usually for funny people."
  • VIOLENCE
  • After learning his wife cheated with George, Clarke grabs the latter and throws him to the ground, chases him around the yard, and then body tackles him to the ground where he pins George and punches him several times in the face, slightly bloodying his cheek. Ira pulls Clarke off him, but George then punches Ira in the face (for letting Clarke figure out about the affair), followed by Clarke punching George again (also in the face). Most of that's played fairly lightly.



  • Reviewed July 28, 2009 / Posted July 31, 2009

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