Once again I give space over to conservative blogger Gotterdamerung, a fellow who often wants to correct what he calls my horrendous liberal bias. Today, he talks about Funny People.
Hi all, Gotterdamerung here. I have never been a fan of Judd Apatow and it has nothing to do with the time a studio decided to make The 40 Year Old Virgin instead of my idea for a movie about two college age drinking buddies trying to get laid while entering a farting contest in order to save an orphanage. I simply, honestly can't say I've ever seen a film made by Judd Apatow that made me laugh. Really, what has he done that anyone could really describe as funny? He's never even had any of his characters participate in a farting contest, something I can assure you would be extremely hilarious and quite profitable for any studio willing to invest in the idea.
Well, my opinion of Judd Apatow has changed thanks to his new directorial effort Funny People. This movie works as a comedy, an insightful character study and, most importantly, as a searing indictment of Barack Obama's attempts to "reform" health care.
Adam Sandler plays George Simmons, a famous comic actor who is diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. What does he do when he learns of his illness? Liberals out there probably assumed he went to Canada or France or some other country with socialized medicine. If that's what they think, they're as wrong as when they say the Earth is older than 6000 years. No, George uses the good old American health care system that liberals hate until they use it to get a sex change operation or an abortion.
There's a lot of obvious humor in the film but the truly funny stuff is more subtle. I suppose it had to be in order to get past liberal studio censors. For instance, Sandler and co-star Seth Rogen have a great deal of fun making fun of a Swedish doctor's nationality and accent. The Swedish doctor, a man not born in this country, is obviously meant to be a stand in for Barack Obama, another man not born in this country. The fact that the Swede is also a doctor means that Judd Apatow is challenging our foreign President on his idea for wanting to chuck our entire health care system in exchange for a government agency run by the same people who run the DMV. Sandler and Rogen's insults toward the Swede were very cathartic for those of us who oppose Obama's attempts to take our country's hospitals and turn them into government run death mills with pictures of Barack Obama and Fidel Castro on the wall.
You should all go see Funny People and then write your representatives in Congress and tell them you oppose health care being taken over by Swedes with no sense of humor. Trust me, they'll know what you're talking about.
True, Funny People is still lacking a farting contest, but I'll take what I can get.