No guys, not getting married yet! But Maya Rudolph’s character in Judd Apatow’s new movie is!
Not only is this the new Judd Apatow flick but as with the readings on the interwebz these days – also a pretty big step for female-dom. (Real word, promise).
I went to see this flick yesterday with Andy. Let it be known how much I adore Judd Apatow (and his adorable little family!). I like his style, I think he’s funny. I think he can be pretty funny without all the incessant cussing and knew going into this movie it would be just a bunch of female cussing but I still felt the pull to see it because when I get right down to it, I’m a fan.
The more I sit with this movie the more I’m smiling to myself thinking about how genuinely hard I laughed during some parts. For both Andy and I, we weren’t exactly expecting such a girly movie. It IS an Apatow movie. But it’s not P.S. – I Love You girly garbage. It’s sitting around with your girlfriends complaining about men and telling jokes girly. Andy even said during some parts he could see Brittany and I just dying from laughter.
Let’s start with Kristen Wiig. First off, this girl is so darn pretty! Who knew when all her other characters are so disgusting. I adore her, even before this movie and now am completely infatuated with her and everything she has to offer. Without giving anything away, the airplane scene had tears running down my face from how great of a comedy performance she was giving us. I’ve been her before and that made it even better.
I love the female cast. Such hilarity. I keep repeating myself but this movie is FUNNY. I was doubting it a little but walked away happy. Jon Hamm is pretty wonderful in it and the cop…can we say ADORABLE?!
I felt so much for Wiig’s character through that whole movie that I was getting infuriated with Helen’s character to the point that I may have started foaming at the mouth…okay well not that bad. But it made me realize the performances that were be given even though this was just a comedy.
However, since I do pick apart things there are faults but easily looked over by the average viewer I’m sure. One being that some of the jokes just simply went on too long. I had stopped laughing and was wanting to move on. The jokes themselves were hilarious at the beginning and then even when it gets past the uncomfortable funny awkward still funny stage it still went on and was just too long. The other thing is it did the Apatow thing. When the movie has the lull in it and you’re wondering why you’re still watching it and how we haven’t gotten to the climax yet. All his movies do this in my eyes at least. Andy said he didn’t feel it with this one but I did. So maybe he’s getting better!
It’s a must see if you like Apatow, really it is. It’s not a chick flick so if you’re a dude, check it out too. There were groups of guys in the theater with us.
Now, can we all just rejoice in the fact that Judd Apatow himself is single handedly making a musical comeback for Wilson Phillips? (See the movie, get the joke).
May this song be stuck in your head for days like it’s still stuck in mine!
A bunch of my friends and Andy worked on the just released feature entitled GO FOR IT! We’ll be seeing it tonight and you better believe I’ll be writing a review!