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Old 11-02-2013, 21:47
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Just checked how long it was and without adverts it's 2 Hours 14 minutes, which means 2 hours 30 minutes (134 Minutes) in Cineworld Cinema's.

I am not complaining as I like comedy movies but it does seem very long.

Normally these films are between 90 - 120 minutes.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:50
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Yes, Judd Apatow suffers from similar issues to Peter Jackson and Quentin Tarantino, he doesn't know how to cut and ends up damaging good films in the process...
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:52
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Yes, Judd Apatow suffers from similar issues to Peter Jackson and Quentin Tarantino, he doesn't know how to cut and ends up damaging good films in the process...
I take it none of his movies have deleted scenes.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:55
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I take it none of his movies have deleted scenes.
No, the last film he directed, Funny People was 2 and a half hours long with an extended cut running 2 hours 40 mins, as well as deleted scenes...

But then Tarantino does do deleted scenes, admittedly not many, but there was one or two for Inglourious...
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Old 12-02-2013, 14:28
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Funny People was awful. Way too long. Ruined the good scenes it did have.
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Old 18-02-2013, 05:08
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This Is 40 was slightly better than the atrocious Funny People but both films are quite terrible.

Very little references to knocked up, which might have redeemed it.
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Old 21-02-2013, 22:38
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Mark Kermode calls this movie "This is 40 minutes too long".

He also calls "I give it a year" "I'd give it a miss"

Kermode - comedy gold.
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Old 22-02-2013, 08:58
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Hated this movie - very poor and lazy with thoroughly unlikeable characters especially Charlyne Yi who plays Jodi - I wanted to punch her!
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Old 22-02-2013, 09:34
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Mark Kermode calls this movie "This is 40 minutes too long".

He also calls "I give it a year" "I'd give it a miss"

Kermode - comedy gold.
I assume that was sarcasm, the only time Kermode is funny is when he goes off on one (normally about a sequel of somekind). I don't trust him for comedy reviews (especially the kind produced by Judd Apatow), because his sense of humour is severely lacking...

Guess I'm the only person in the world that liked both Funny People and This is 40, and thought Knocked Up was so so...
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:44
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Yes, you must be the only person in the world...

Knocked Up was brilliant but Funny People and This is 40 were in my opinion, too long and a waste of time. This is 40 had two funny moments and they both involved Jodi. Also the bit where Paul Rudd wants Leslie Mann to check for hemorrhoids

Judd's daughters are very good actresses.
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Old 05-03-2013, 15:13
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Going to see this tonight. Slightly apprehensive about how long it's on for but I do love Judd Apatows films so thought I'd give it a go.
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Old 05-03-2013, 15:19
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Mark Kermode calls this movie "This is 40 minutes too long".

He also calls "I give it a year" "I'd give it a miss"

Kermode - comedy gold.
he's right about Give it a Year , This is 40 doesn't feel too long , it's pretty good , Funny People felt like it was about 4 hours long .
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Old 05-03-2013, 17:47
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I like the long length of these flicks personally. Gives more time with the characters and chance to develop them into something more than most comedy films have time for.

I've heard many people talk about their love for this film more than I've heard people stress their dislike of it so that should say something.
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Old 05-03-2013, 17:59
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Going to see this tonight. Slightly apprehensive about how long it's on for but I do love Judd Apatows films so thought I'd give it a go.
Let us know what you think
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Old 05-03-2013, 21:03
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The main complaint I've heard is that they aren't poor poor, they're American poor (a lot of complaints were about the size of their house - All American houses are massive, they don't really do terraces), and Paul Rudd isn't fat enough...
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Old 05-03-2013, 21:05
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Let us know what you think
I thought it was alright. Not one of the best Apatow films but definitely not one of the worst. It did go on a bit, but it wasn't unbearable. The two girls (Maude & Iris Apatow - who are Leslie Mann's daughters in real life, with husband Judd ) were brilliant. I may be a tad biased because I generally love Apatows films but yeah I did think it was 'alright' - not brilliant but not poor either.
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Old 05-03-2013, 22:18
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Mark Kermode calls this movie "This is 40 minutes too long".

He also calls "I give it a year" "I'd give it a miss"

Kermode - comedy gold.
In the 40s, there was a critic called James Agee who reviewed what I suppose would have then been the equivalent of a rom-com, 'You Were Meant For Me', with the single solitary sentence 'That's what you think'.
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Old 06-03-2013, 13:58
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I thought it was alright. Not one of the best Apatow films but definitely not one of the worst. It did go on a bit, but it wasn't unbearable. The two girls (Maude & Iris Apatow - who are Leslie Mann's daughters in real life, with husband Judd ) were brilliant. I may be a tad biased because I generally love Apatows films but yeah I did think it was 'alright' - not brilliant but not poor either.
That was my summing up of it if truth to be told. I did think Jody was the funniest character in it. And the movie could have benefited more from more Knocked Up references.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:44
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Mark Kermode calls this movie "This is 40 minutes too long".

He also calls "I give it a year" "I'd give it a miss"
Kermode - comedy gold.
kermode-bad critic if he really said

id give it a year is one of the best comedys i have ever seen
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:05
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Kermode is anything but a bad critic
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:05
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Kermode is anything but a bad critic
He DOES NOT do comedy very well. He applies his narrow sense of humour to everything and he ends up writing off perfectly good comedies because of it.

So The Hangover, wasn't original (I don't think anybody said it was, but according to Kermode they did), but it was still a good comedy. Kermode hated it.

Pineapple Express - admittedly not the greatest film, but it wasn't as bad as he made it sound either.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:06
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Kermode is anything but a bad critic
hes ok but everyone is a critic, why some are held in higher esteem than others is nonsense as the only critic you should care about is yourself.

to be a well known critic it seems apparent you have to sap the fun out of everything

so ill stick to liking what i like no matter what some random guy says
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Old 08-03-2013, 13:05
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He DOES NOT do comedy very well. He applies his narrow sense of humour to everything and he ends up writing off perfectly good comedies because of it.

So The Hangover, wasn't original (I don't think anybody said it was, but according to Kermode they did), but it was still a good comedy. Kermode hated it.

Pineapple Express - admittedly not the greatest film, but it wasn't as bad as he made it sound either.
Hangover films are rubbish, I fail to see what everyone finds hilarious in them.

Pineapple Express, another turd by Apatow lovers.
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Old 08-03-2013, 15:21
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hes ok but everyone is a critic, why some are held in higher esteem than others is nonsense as the only critic you should care about is yourself.

to be a well known critic it seems apparent you have to sap the fun out of everything

so ill stick to liking what i like no matter what some random guy says
I dont agree with him all the time but it doesn't make him a bad critic.
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Old 08-03-2013, 16:38
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Hangover films are rubbish, I fail to see what everyone finds hilarious in them.

Pineapple Express, another turd by Apatow lovers.
You hating them makes them awful obviously. Both Pineapple Express and the first Hangover did fairly well critically, which is why I picked them. (Should've probably communicated that better)

Also, Pineapple Express was written and produced by Apatow himself. If you're going to slag the film off at least get your facts correct.
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