Good , But It Is Overrated By Some
I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
The biggest waste of 2 1/2 hrs of my life. I honestly got cancer and wished I died by the time it ended!
Anticlimactic and worse than the first time I tried to have sex.
Funny movie watch alone or friend withdo not watch with family :D
This film was a mess, it was kind of all over the place in that there was no clear plot or message. If you were expecting a film with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen to be comedic you will be very disappointed. This film is not funny and fails to have any genuine funny moments but some weak jokes here and there. It completely and utterly fails at drama which was so poorly done and unconvincing it was painful to watch. Clearly Adam Sandler is not cut out to be in dramas, the world has firmly placed him in the comedy genre that he has done so well in the past. Leslie Mann is a very unimpressive actress, unfortunately she seems to be showing up in almost every low level B film that might have done better had she not been in it. She mainly plays an over dramatic, whiny and fragile character in almost every modern film and is simply exhausting to watch. In other words she ruins almost every film she is in. Another star was removed just for having her in this film and making it worse than it already was.
While this got very mixed reviews, and it's not a perfect film, I liked it on first viewing and on 2nd viewing I found its flaws even more forgivable and minor, and it's contents both funnier and sadder. Intelligent, funny, sad, real, with a terrific dramatic performance by Adam Sandler. Apatow does a terrific job of making us feel for stand up comics, the anger beneath the surface, the hurt and defensive hearts, the loneliness and self-imposed isolation that can come with success. Sandler plays a superstar comic, modeled it would seem on himself (or at least his public persona), who learns he is dying. But rather than take time to soak in life, he just drives himself harder, hiring a young writer (Seth Rogan, very good) to be his assistant, and sometimes gag writer, who graduates to become his opening act and sometimes sort-of friend -- but one that Sandler will lock out again on a moments notice if any of his buttons are pushed. Sandler's comic pines for the now long gone love of his life, and meets back up with her, and while the results are funny, they're also more complex, bitter and complex than we've come to expect from Hollywood films. A grown up comedy, in an industry that makes far too few.