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(From Newcastle Evening Chronicle)
Funny People (15, 145 mins) Comedy/Drama/Romance. Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, Jonah Hill, Aubrey Plaza. Director: Judd Apatow. Contains swearing, sex and violence
THE title of Judd Apatow's new comedy, his follow-up to The 40Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, isn't supposed to be ironic.
What could be more perfect for a film immersed in the world of stand-up and its neurotic performers than Funny People? However, there's nothing "funny ha-ha" about Apatow's third feature behind the camera, his most autobiographical picture yet, based on his early years writing jokes for other …