Yet, even with the boring cinematography, Apatow is to be commended for finally making a film with an interesting female character--"Daisy," played by Aubrey Plaza:
And I don't say "interesting" just because she's a brunette who wears glasses and red polka dots. "Interesting" female characters are just... in a fundamental yet ineffable way, on par with their male counterparts.
For something called Funny People, this film is mostly about funny men. Yet, in a world in which the humor of women is often belittled as "charming" or "cute,"
... this, I lament to say, is a step forward.