« Judd Apatow explains why "Funny People" is so long | Main | Review: "Funny People" »

Going over the top

Witch_468x359 When Rex Reed doesn't like a movie, he really doesn't like a movie. Man!

Some choice morsels:

  • I'd like to tell you how vile this deviation from sanity called Funny People really is, but it is one of those rare times when I am at a loss for words.
  • The script is as amusing as infanticide, and two and a half hours of any single aspect of it is a torture that is unacceptable even by hopeless 21st-century standards.
  • If there is anyone more repulsive than Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, it is Jason Schwartzman, who also provided a musical score that makes construction-site jackhammers sound like Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.”
  • In every film, Mr. Sandler looks more retarded, but never mind.
  • Enter Leslie Mann, Mr. Apatow’s spouse, who has appeared in both of the director’s other moronic films, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up—a terrible actress who speaks through her sinus cavities and sounds like she has a speech impediment.



TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Going over the top:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Rex Reed is an idiot though. And a rather boring writer. Not exactly Anthony Lane with the one-liners. He reads like an angry teenager writing reviews rejected by the high school newspaper teacher. Your review of The Ugly Truth is a hundred times funnier than Rex...God do you remember him on TV...Still sets off the gag reflex.

Rene Rodriguez

I don't find him all that funny. And this movie, even if you hate it, doesn't merit this kind of pan.

I'm just always astonished at the level of venom and name-calling he can whip up. It's like scorched earth times a million.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Copyright | About The Miami Herald | Advertise