Funny People Trailer: Barely Red Band, But Still Funny


Universal Pictures has released a full-length red band trailer for Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy Funny People today, which stars Adam Sandler as a famous laughman who thinks he’s about to die. And in his final days, he befriends a low-level comedian, played by Seth Rogen, in order to have someone who will write jokes for him.

This new uncensored trailer shows a bit of the depravity — something that Apatow has never shied away from — including part of Adam Sandler’s raunchy stand-up routine, some additional footage of Eric Bana’s character and a little rant about sex that involves the always entertaining Jason Schwartzman. Overall, it doesn’t feel like much of a red band trailer, though with the running time on this film just over two hours, I’m sure there’s plenty of material left in there somewhere. Check it out for yourselves below.

Over the past few years, writer/director Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) has shown that nothing—not even losing your virginity or the miracle of childbirth—is sacred. About his third film behind the camera, he says, “I’m trying to make a very serious movie that is twice as funny as my other movies. Wish me luck!” Apatow directs Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann in Funny People, the story of a famous comedian who has a near-death experience.

Funny People is in theaters on July 31, 2009. To see the trailer in high definition, head over to MySpace.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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