This dark R-rated comedy has created some
real personal feelings and bonding between Sandler and Rogen,
not just two characters telling off-colored jokes.
If you can listen past the foul and smutty
dialog, you will see this story has two parts: the story of a
super-star stand-up comic and the same guy trying to understand
if his famous everyday life is worth it.
It had just enough drama and laughs to
satisfy and kept me curious about where it was taking me next.
When clowns take off their makeup, they're
just like you and me -- except darker and more pathetic.
It seems that laughter feeds their desperate,
tortured souls, whether it be stand-up, writing jokes, or just
making fun of each other.
This film is at its best when Sandler is
making fun of himself and his career, and at its worst when it
mires itself down in pain and sentimentality.
Still, it says a lot about the world of
comedy, relationships, and how hard it is to laugh in the face
is a different kind of film that's hard to describe.
It's more of a drama than it is a comedy.
The humor is uneven, and a few of the stand-up
joke routines are painful and not funny.
The picture is too long for the main comic
characters to hold audience interest.
Overall, the flick is pretty grim in nature
and is tiresome in length.
The tale is told in a choppy flat manner.
There's just too many different kinds of movies all rolled up
into one for me to handle.