After “Walk Hard”, this looks a bit more like what people are expecting from a Judd Apatow production. Although it should be noted this one is not directed by him. As for me, I feel tapped out on the man-child dealing with love genre. With “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” I can see where they’re heightening the tension of your girlfriend going on to some more successful jerk by making her and the new boyfriend famous, but it makes it a less relatable. I think that’s been kind of a key to “Knocked Up” and “40 Year Old Virgin” - they’re very everyman-child.
And note to trailer cutters: Using a song from another popular comedy movie, in this case Kenny Loggins’ “I’m Alright” from the Caddyshack soundtrack, just makes me think that I won’t like this film as much as I liked that one.
But honestly, it just needs one brilliant gag that makes me think that they can make it work. That last head-bobbing one is almost there. And Jack McBrayer essentially playing 30 Rock’s Kenneth on his honeymoon brings a smile to my face. Are you looking forward to this one?