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Is Funny People This Year’s First Oscar-Worthy Film?

Possibly! According to Vulture hero Jeffrey Wells, the latest film from Judd Apatow has screened twice and everyone who's seen it is bubbling over with enthusiasm. Wells quotes three anonymous sources, one who described it as "possibly an award-level thing" and another who says it's "really a brilliant film ... it's a James L. Brooks–level thing." We're hopeful that last sentiment means it's closer to Broadcast News or Terms of Endearment than Spanglish. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

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