January 7, 2013
Parenting 301 - Acting Out Loud
These woven parenting and marital snippets, are the stuff of real marriages. Outrageous and tender, it may make the movie seem long to someone expecting nonstop laughs. So, money, sex, parenting, getting-high, aging, in-laws, smoking, dieting, music tastes, lying, etc. If any of these things (or all) are issues in your marriage, and you can laugh about them this is a must for you.
There is a stellar cast: from the 60-year-old father of triplets, Albert Brooks; down to the youngest daughter, Iris Apatow, who gives more than she gets and displays strength at an awkward age. The teenage daughter, played by Maude Apatow, gives typical teen angst a good-girl twist, which is then torn apart by parent-taught profane anger. Melissa McCarthy's over-the-top scene is hysterical, but watching Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd first attack her son, then her, and getting away with it is so rich.
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