You haven’t seen F&G or Undeclared? Go forth. Now. View! Great stuff. My highest recommendation. Especially F&G.
Anyone else notice that “The Shoe Bomber” was Bill from F&G? Hilarious.
Anyway, I loved this movie. It was much better than 40 YOV (which I also liked). I am a huge Judd Apatow fan.
I thought the flick was spot on with the differences between men and women without passing judgement.
As for the fantasy baseball scene, I thought it made perfect sense. It was the first scene where I thought Leslie Mann’s character (Mann is Apatow’s wife) was sympathetic and not just a bitch. Get this. She’s at home with the kids, feeling old, while Rudd (who should be a superstar by now) is out at bars trying to find the next big thing. She endures it because he is working (they seem very wealthy). She has no life but her home life to make it work. Along the way, their marriage deteriorates because she feels he doesn’t want anything to do with her or the kids. Then, fearing he is being unfaithful, she follows him and finds out something worse. Instead of working, or even fucking around, he simply isn’t spending time with her. It is a total rejection and a selfish thing to do. As much as I liked Rudd’s character, he was really the worst person in the film.
But damn, did that guy steal the movie with the Vegas/Chair scene?