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August 12, 2008


You nailed it. I'm not sure what's more disheartening here: the continual degradation of the Apatow name via dusted-off screenplays rushed into slapdash production, or David Gordon Green's continual transformation from indie poet to work-for-hire journeyman. The M.I.A.-punctuated trailer was funnier.

I really wanted to like this one more than I did, though I think I can still give it a moderate "fresh". We'll see how my thoughts congeal when I finally sit down to review it (which I hope to do a lot more of in the near future). Nevertheless, Franco alone is worth seeing the movie for, in another performance - like Mintz-Plasse's in Superbad - that will never get the recognition it deserves.

I'm curious Nick. Your review seems to be generally negative. Yet you've given the film a B, a grade I consider to be positive. What gives?


True, the review deals more with the film's negative than positive aspects. That's just the way it came out. But it's not a bad film - as I said, it's likable, and fitfully funny. It just didn't connect with me emotionally, which is what its "bromance" wanted to do.


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