As if more evidence was needed, three extended television spots for Judd Apatow’s third directing gig, Funny People (in theaters July 31), have made their way online to offer some of the best lines and bits seen yet. Stronger stuff than what was seen in the trailer, absolutely. Clips that give Funny People the potential to be Apatow’s best film yet, even. And, most importantly, offerings of reassurance that Adam Sandler has indeed made a film that’s not shamelessly sophomoric, one that you won’t be ashamed to laugh at uncontrollably. (Every time I chuckle while watching that Zohan flick, a part of me dies)
You get some Rza (obviously a great casting choice), some choice moments of romantic ineptitude from Seth Rogen’s character, and a fake-movie-within-the-movie gag with “George Simmons” (Adam Sandler’s character) doing the same horrible CGI trick from the Wayans Brothers’ abysmal Little Man, only Sandler’s three-second clip alone is infinitely funnier.
Rather than crib all three spots from Film Drunk, I’ve linked to that site’s post which includes all three spots: