Sunday, December 23, 2007

Vindicated! Knocked Up knocked by EW reviewer

Back in October, Will met Judd Apatow at Entertainment Weekly headquarters, which was the impetus for me to write a post rating Judd's work. Several people disagreed with Jana and me for calling Knocked Up overrated/an underachievement in an otherwise fine body of work.

But someone who definitely knows agrees - EW's Owen Gleiberman. From the issue that hit our mailbox yesterday, in which Owen reviews Superbad:

"... It takes the dizzy, raunchily rude pop culture banter that percolated around the edges of The 40 Year-Old Virgin and the overrated Knocked Up (sorry, I just couldn't buy that damn sitcom relationship) and moves it front and center."

Exactly! That's precisely what we didn't like about that movie - Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen trying to make a go of it as a couple was not believable in any way, shape, or form. The movie had its moments, but did not equal its predecessors. Of course, several pages later Lisa Schwarzbaum declares KU one of her top 10 movies of the year.

Will, next time you see Owen, give him a big fist bump from the Tappas.

In other movie news:

-The Tappas liked the Bourne Identity and Bourne Supremacy. Great action, interesting plot, not too long. Nice job by Matt Damon. The one thing we didn't get was why Julia Stiles was there, her role was completely useless. Through the magic of Netflix, we'll be watching all three Bourne movies this week.

-Head on over to Toohey's Randomania and read his review of Failure to Launch. That's right, Failure to Launch. Tim has seen it twice. Twice. I will grant that I'm a fan of Justin Bartha (from National Treasure and the short-lived NBC comedy Teachers) and Zooey Deschanel (from her time as Andy's ex-girlfriend on Weeds).

4 comments:

Will said...

No problem, Tappa. Will do it first thing once I return to work next week.

What did you think of the last Bourne? I have some thoughts, but will share once I know you've seen it.

Happy holidays everyone.

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