|Title:||This is 40|
|07.20.13||Netflix|| Judd Apatow's career arc continues toward the dramatic. Maybe his next movie will be about death and funerals and involve people in comas or staring at children with cancer.|
I guess that's a bit harsh for a movie I liked. Apatow's universe is still compelling to me even though it seems like Knocked Up will prove to be his sweet spot in the history books. I like these characters and how authentic they feel, love the kids and the smart writing of puberty, and really love how I get the feeling that source music was picked before they shoot the scenes. And all the people in this movie are funny... they just most aren't funny in this movie.
Which is ok because I feel like this one doesn't even pretend to be a comedy like Funny People did. It's a straight up drama with bits of humor like any other good drama could (should?) have, and I'm cool with that.