I know, I know. We’re all getting slightly sick of the Apatow Gang and The Never-Ending Flow of Wackiness featuring Seth Rogen and that fat, ugly obnoxious kid who likes to swear. Forty Year Old Virgins Nick & Miri Make a Porno and Get Knocked Up. Let me guess — it’s going to be slightly raunchy, though ultimately sweet & redemptive.
But after watching the new trailer for Apatow’s latest, I’m inclined to give it a shot. It takes balls for a comedy starring Adam Sandler and Rogen to call itself Funny People, but what we’ve seen so far is promising. Take a look yourself: (Update: There are possible spoilers in the trailer, so don’t click if you want nothing revealed)
This looks like it might be Sandler’s most earnest role since the exquisite Punch-Drunk Love. And Leslie Mann is, as always, hot & hilarious. How is she not more famous? Equally hot Eric Bana as her husband lets the Aussie accent fly, and it looks like he’ll get a couple of great scenes as well.
So what do you think? Should we be excited for Funny People?