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Trailer Park: “Funny People” And “Adam”

Well, not a ton of movies are coming out this weekend. Luckily, this one of those cases of quality winning out over quality. First, we’ve got more Apatow-constructed bromance with “Funny People,” starring Seth Rogan, Adam Sandler, and Judd Apatow’s wife. And next, “Adam,” sigh, a romantic comedy about a hot dude with Asperger’s syndrome. It’s about time mental illness got some love. Keep reading »

Judd Apatow Writes Good Female Roles—For Leslie Mann

We’re sick and tired of the “Is Judd Apatow A Sexist Pig Because His Main Characters Are Loser Guys Who Date Women Who Are Too Good For Them?” debate.

No, he’s not. True, Katherine Heigl said “Knocked Up” was “a little sexist.” But that woman complains about everything.

Nevertheless, whether or not Apatow’s a sexist pig has taken on a life of its own and become something he has to answer for. Earlier this week at a screening of his latest film, “Funny People,” Apatow told an audience:

“I think, really, what a lot of these issues are is that women are romanticized in movies. [My] movies go pretty hard at having women have as many problems as men. They make mistakes that are as big as men’s. So when someone says ‘Knocked Up’ seems sexist, I’m like, ‘Really?’ I mean, Seth [Rogen] has an earthquake, and he grabs his bong before his pregnant girlfriend. That’s pretty bad. But I try to weigh it evenly so it’s not really about men or women; it’s just about miscommunications and us at our worst.”

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