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By Tom Russo
Globe Correspondent / November 29, 2009

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Playing it too straight in 'Funny People' Writer-director and comedy brand name Judd Apatow (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,’’ “Knocked Up’’) seems to have gotten a pretty consistent reaction to his bid to get serious with “Funny People’’ (2009): Did we really need this? But Apatow actually gives Adam Sandler a straight-ish role stronger than he had in “Punch-Drunk Love’’ or “Spanglish’’ ... (Full article: 823 words)

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