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The weekend's other wide release is "Funny People." Sandler stars as a well-known comedian who learns he has a terminal illness. Once he's diagnosed, he also realizes he has no close friends to help him deal with his crisis. But a chance meeting with a wannabe comedian, played by Seth Rogan, might help get him on the right track of examining his life, and re-evaluating what's important.
The film is directed by Judd Apatow, whose real life wife, Leslie Mann co-stars as Sandler's old flame. The couple's two daughters also have roles as her children, with Eric Bana playing her on-screen husband. "Funny People" is rated "R."
On the horror beat, we have "The Collector," which has an ex-con plotting a heist at his employer's remote country home. But the tables are turned when a masked criminal has already targeted the home, and made a maze of deadly traps for everyone there.
Also new this weekend is "The Cove," a documentary that follows a group of animal activists who uncover the horrific details of secret dolphin fishing off the coast of Japan. The leader of this particular cause has quite a history with dolphins. Nearly 50 years ago, Richard O'Barry trained the water-bound stars on "Flipper."