I haven't been hearing the best things about this movie, so I wasn't really expecting to be amazed. I thought it would be the type of movie where all the funny parts were in the preview and the movie itself was a bit of a letdown. But maybe because of these low expectations I really enjoyed the movie.
The movie itself was done in a really interesting way. The actual plot was really serious and emotional, and not very funny. But interspersed the entire movie were stand up routines. The routine weren't randomly there, they did still fit chronologically into the story which I liked. But the stand-up routines were the scenes with all the jokes. And while I was afraid all of the good jokes would be in the previews, this was not actually the case. In fact, there were a few jokes from the previews that didn't actually make it into the movie.
The other amusing part of the movie were all the cameos. First all of the random film featuring Adam Sandler's character all featured other actors. Sometimes you say actual clips of these movies, sometime you just saw the previews. Then there were several cameos of comedians playing themselves. I knew who most of the big name comedians were (and even a few musicians), but there were some who I could tell were I was supposed to recognize, but I had no idea who there were.
I think though the best part of the movie were the two little girls. They're actually the same girls from Knocked Up, which makes sense since they are the daughters of Judd Aptow and Leslie Mann. So we all know where they get their comedic acting skills from. They two girls (Maude Apatow and Iris Apatow) had slightly bigger parts than the ones they played in Knocked Up and I thought they stole the show.
So my advice, is don't listen to the critics. This movies is actually a lot better than what everyone else is saying!
P.S. While we're talking about movies, I won my first giveaway ever last weekend. Miss Sweet Tea from Sweet Tea Diaries is sending me a copy of Julie & Julia, and I can't wait to read it! I've already been looking forward to seeing the movies, and now I'm looking forward to reading the book. So, thank you Miss Sweet Tea!
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