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by Tony Medley
OK for children.
children." Who woulda thought that a film by smutmeister Judd Apatow,
who favors crudity, genital jokes, and bathroom humor would make a movie
that was "OK for children?" Who woulda linked classy Emily Blunt with an
Apatow movie? But that's what we have here. Apatow showed in Funny
People (2008), that he can do work that doesn't wallow in the
gutter. But Funny People didn't do that well at the box office,
so Judd, being a good businessman, has generally stayed where the money
is. Even though this has an "R" rating due to some raunchy language,
that's a minor part of the film. It would be even better had Judd
realized that this was a good story that would be nice for children to
see because it emphasizes commitment and kept the smutty language out of
it. There's no female nudity and the love scenes keep Blunt clothed or
at least covered up. Unfortunately, there are a few unfortunate scenes
of Segel's bare bottom that add nothing to the film.
once again in this sweet love story (written by costar Jason Segel and
Nicholas Stoller, who directed) about, well, an engagement that lasts
five years. This is a film of surprising depth, getting into the nitty
gritty of a relationship, that seems realistic.
adequately explained why Violet Barnes (Blunt) and Tom Solomon (Segel)
choose to live together instead of getting married when their career
opportunities diverge, but that's a clumsy plot device that one must
overlook to get into the spirit of the film.
gives an engaging performance as Tom's best friend, Alex Eihauer, who
is described as not too bright, but who seemed plenty savvy to me. His
appearances livened the film when it was dragging. Alison Brie gives a
fine performance as Violet's sister and Alex's wife, Suzie, although she
doesn't appear in that many scenes.
negative of the film for me, other than why they just didn't get married
in the first place, was that it's far too long. I thought it would never
end. But that did give me extra time to watch Blunt, and that's always a
April 25, 2012