The teenagers listen to The Smiths while decrying the popular kids, they love The Rocky Horror Picture Show and write poetry. In film terms, these are the kind of navel-gazing people who I hate, and find frustrating beyond belief. Yet here, the ease at which they interact, the dialogue at their disposal and even the music they listen to all works in harmony.
There are two things that are strange about Judd Apatow's criminally underrated comedy-drama Funny People. One is that it was completely overlooked when it came to awards season in 2009. The second is that Adam Sandler instantly went back to making the kind of films his character George Simmons makes in the film.