Category Archives: 2009 USA Movies

[DVD] Funny People (2009) – USA

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The problem with Funny People is not because of acting, story or direction, but rather the slow and dragging pace. It is so slow and lingers on some scenes so pointlessly long that it loses its intention and meaning. It must be said that Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen have a wonderful chemistry and director of 40 Year old Virgin has honest intentions. At the end of the day, when a film requires me more than a week to finish, it just doesn’t feel like a movie. Funny People is an hour too long, but with strong performances, it isn’t exactly bad…

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Neo rates it 5.5/10.

Directed by Judd Apatow.
Starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann.

[DVD] Extract (2009) – USA

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A somewhat satirical look on society, but somehow ends up just totting over it. Jason Bateman is easily likable and it helps when you have an on-screen beaut in the form of Mila Kunis to tune things up a little. Basically, Extract is about a successful middle aged man who is about to deal with personal, family and business downfall all at the same time. It also attempts to take a look at sexual frustration between long term couples, but in the end, like all other issues, the film just seem to breeze by it, rather than provide any focus. A decent film that is real and funny at times. Could be better…

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Neo rates it 6.5/10.