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What is your opinion of him? I think his movies are some of the best comedies out there, yet some people think he's poorly overrated. I think Superbad, and Knocked Up are some of the most funny and highest quality comedies of the last decade, and I don't even consider Funny People as much a comedy as a character study on a metaphorical Adam Sandler played by Adam Sandler. So, I was curious on the consensus of the spillios. What do you think about him?
He didn't take part in Superbad.
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You know what I hate? People who say they don't like Judd Apatow movies, but they love Pineapple Express. What's so special about Pineapple Express? That movie wasn't funny, the characters weren't real, the story was poorly written, and there were way too many half-ass attempts to get from Point A to Point B.
Actually Knocked Up was funny and (while still probably falling a little into the realm of movie world) had a story that could be found somewhat believable. Pineapple Express on the other hand was just like "whatever just buy this."
I didn't think Pineapple Express was all that. In fact, I can't say (with the exception of 50/50 and The Ciderhouse Rules) that there is a single movie with Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, or Kristin Wiig that I found funny, or even mildly enjoyable. yeah serious bombshell there...
I think he's a better Kevin Smith, in the sense that he's been better at balancing the raunchy over-the-top comedy with the toned-down/realistic looks on relationships within a certain age group. Even back in the Freaks and Geeks/Undeclared days he was great at pushing that "Ohhhhh God this is too awkwardly real, stop it!" button, and for the most part, he still is.
I'm definitely a big fan of his. Proud member of the Apatow Army here!
just going through the wiki now, I loved The cable guy and Anchorman, I thought forgetting Sarah Marshall, superbad, 40 year old virgin, zohan, pineapple express and stepbrothers were kinda cool. Haven't seen funny people yet.
the rest of them such as kicking and screaming, having fun with Dick and Jane, Talladega nights and knocked up were very meh
I'm surprised you liked Funny People and not Superbad. People usually like both or hate both. I liked both.
40 year old virgin, great, but its really about the cast in that movie, they all just work so well together. you feel a sense of friendship between them, and you can tell they genuinely like working with each other.
Funny people, i dont understand why ANYONE dislikes this movie. its strongly written, and in depth. its warm and angry and happy and sad. Its a very well thought out movie, and i feel like he cared more about that movie then any of his other. it felt like a passion project.
and finally, Forgetting Sarah Marshal, this movie is probably my favorite comedy. The timing is perfect. The acting is great. The character development was good enough. i LOVED the end and i really enjoy it a lot throughout. (almost) better than sex
those are the only three that matter as far as im concerned. if he contributes something else that i feel is as high quality and original as these movies, then id happily add them to the list.