Review: This Is 40 -- Marriage Is Hard!

As Hollywood's reigning king of comedy, Judd Apatow has essentially earned the right to do whatever he wants. Comedies are a notoriously tough nut to crack, and with Apatow's strong record of mostly successful films, studio heads have been content to back off and let him work his magic. However, his winning track record applies much more to the films he's produced than the ones he's directed. After blasting out of the gate with 2005's The 40-Year-Old Virgin and 2007's Knocked Up, Apatow was granted almost total creative control of his movies. Unfortunately, that led to 2009's Funny People, a dramedy that saw Apatow turning towards more mature and personal fare. But with a running time of nearly two and a half hours that sometimes felt like two separate movies, Funny People was unable to recoup its $75 million budget. Read More...


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