^ How can you not like Paul Rudd?
COMING THIS AWARDS SEASON
GATSBY VS. GATSBY
http://whatculture.com/film/this-is-...t-film-yet.phpThis relentlessly hilarious and quietly moving riff on middle-aged growing pains stands as a rare spin-off that outdoes the material it spawned from, and is judd apatow's best feature to date.
Also, here's an awesome new Red band Featurette:
Last edited by DirkDiggler; 11-19-2012 at 02:33 PM.
Sorry forgot to put in the link for the review. Fixed.
I saw this on Wednesday. It is soooo long.
McCarthy and the asian girl is best in show.
Not Apatow's best.
Yeah, I thought the first half was indeed a bit problematic in terms of, I don't even know, a lack of comedy and a distinct need for editing, but it finishes so strongly I couldn't help but be quite taken with it.
Rudd and Mann are killer, but like TB said McCarthy (again) and Charlyne Yi--who I normally loathe--steal the show.
Anne Thompson loved This is 40!
http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsono...-is-40-review#With "This is 40," Judd Apatow's fourth feature film as a writer-director, the prolific producer ("Girls," "Pineapple Express," "Freaks and Geeks") has never been more in control of his medium. This relationship comedy returns to Pete and Debbie, the Los Angeles married couple introduced in "Knocked Up" (Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd). It's tight, concise, hilarious, painful and spot-on accurate.
Apatow's last film "Funny People," while often brilliant, seemed meandering and out-of-control. This time he's the master, balancing cringe-worthy embarrassing moments--often crude, the film is R-rated for multiple uses of the F and C-word--with honest, well-observed hilarity about suburban family life. John Lithgow and Albert Brooks as Debbie and Pete's respective fathers are both superb. If Academy voters weren't so biased against comedy--and this year's Oscar race wasn't so packed with high-end Oscar frontrunners, their supporting performances and Apatow's screenplay might score noms.
Of course Drew McWeeny of Hifix gets the top honor.
Honestly the only thing I keep noticing from the ads is "Hey they're playing a George Harrison song!"
~Ah the joys of Beatles nerdom.
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