Sunday, August 2, 2009

Funny People....Maybe Not So Much?

While Funny People just topped the box office with $23.4 million, the reviews for it were no so flattering. While it managed a fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes of 65%, it managed only a mediocre 60 on Metacritic, and seems to not have the critical clout other Apatow films have received. Still, The Reader did even worse and still managed a Best Picture nod with 5 nominees. With 10, don't count out the popularity of newly Academy induced member Judd Apatow. I still think Funny People will make a splash at the Golden Globes, and Leslie Mann and Adam Sandler should not be counted out, as their performances don't seem to be the movie's problem.

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