by Tony Medley
Runtime 120 minutes.
Not for children.
With a title that aptly describes the movie, Judd Apatow is back and Amy
Schumerís got him. And a compatible couple they are because both seem
burdened by terminal coprolalia (an
uncontrollable or obsessive use of obscene language).
Even if Amy canít out F-bomb Judd, she can keep up with him. And she
will engage any scene imaginable so long as it relates to sex.
Like ďBridesmaidsĒ (2011), this is a film made mainly for women
showing that women can be coarse, too (just picture your mother talking
and acting like this). Itís inundated with sex jokes and situations
apparently from a womanís POV (tampons, anyone?) many of which take all
the romance out of the act of making love.
Itís also loaded with cameos (Chris Evert looks so old she should sue
the makeup person) and has LeBron James as a main character. James
actually gives a good performance but Apatow (the director from a script
by Schumer) should have told him that the word ďaskĒ has not been
properly pronounced ďaksĒ (metathesis) since Chaucer died, and given him
another take on that scene.
The athletes who appear, like Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and
New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemaire, give unexpectedly good
performances, along with Bill Hader who plays Schumerís love interest.
Hader, who never drops an F-bomb, constantly looks like he wonders how
he got caught in such an ill-mannered film.
Itís only because of the
fine performances by Hader, James, and the others in cameos that the
movie gets the higher rating. Without them it would struggle to get
Even if it werenít so loaded with bad language and so many unattractive
sexual situations and jokes, it would still be far too long, which is a
problem when the writer is also the star. Who could cut such wonderful
lines and scenes? The answer to that is, someone with taste. Iím sick of
this low class, low moral tone junk that Apatow constantly foists on the
viewing public. This flunked the watched test in the first half hour,
and the fact that I gave it that long was only due to my extraordinary