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Judd Apatow's track record has admittedly not been so stellar of late - at least when it comes to directing. The last thing he produced that was decent was "Bridesmaids" and that he didn't direct thankfully. But he's back in form with this follow up to his smash hit "Knocked Up" which follows the supporting characters from the first movie. It's about how marriages fizzle out, not because of anything in particular - like someone cheating or going crazy - but because Life tends to get in the way of Love. Or at least it changes the way we love our partners. The movie works really because of the performances, especially Paul Rudd who could charm his way out of some really bad situations (and movies, as he has done on several occasions). Leslie Mann is also good, though sometimes she comes across as bitter when I'm not sure if she's supposed to. Still, a very enjoyable movie.
This is a comedy that expands on the life if the couple from the film Knocked Up. I found the film to be pretty messy but it was genuine and quite funny from time to time. I am not sure if it is necessary to see this film in the theater but renting it might be a good idea. Jud Apatow has a certain style and hs films are always a bit chaotic but i don't mind it because it resembles real life. I liked the chemistry between Rudd and Mann, the dialogue was believable and quite funny, however I think the film suffered because Apatow tried to jam in as many jokes as possible and it did not work most of the time. I did think that the cast did a great job and I was especially impressed with Paul Rudd. Overall, the film is quite forgettable but if you want a light comedy this film would do the trick
The film was not as good as I expected it to be, however it was not horrible and if you are looking for a comedy about real-life relationship, this film is definitely for you. The movie was quite messy but in a weirdly lovable and genuine way and I really enjoyed Rudd’s and Mann’s performances, they have a good on-screen chemistry and are believable as a couple. It’s Apatow’s film and I kind of expected it to be imperfect in a way and it tied into the message of the film pretty good- accept the imperfections, because they are part of life. I found the dialogue to be witty and crisp, Rudd and Mann delivered it with perfection. Overall, I do not think it is worth seeing this film on the big screen, however renting it might be fun.