Written March 30, 2017
Mildly entertaining in some parts, but supremely annoying in others. Paul Rudd plays the mambie pambie son to a loser mooch of a dad. Leslie Mann is barely likable, and together, she and Rudd are dishonest with each other, which makes for a really unappealing plot. The daughters in the movie provide many of the funniest moments, but the older one winds up making me want to smack her smart mouth.
Written October 22, 2016
Very hilarious and a bonding marital movie for my hubby and me. The take away for us was that we were not so different than others in our lifestage--the stereotypes were so dead on that we were a bit uncomfortable (ie. sitting on the toilet playing Scrabble on his phone). We laughed so hard and will recommend to our friends in their 40's with kids. I do wish the F-bombs and cursing would have been used less frequently. It was excessive and had no humor because of the overuse. Great life-stage movie!
Written February 23, 2017
Lots of potential but it was hard to watch because of all the swearing ... Especially disturbing to see the kids swearing at the parents and the complete disrespect with which they all treated each other. If this is even a little but true, it's not hard to see why our kids from this environment would be messed up.
Written June 26, 2017
I liked this couple from Knocked Up, so I was real happy to see this movie begin to be promoted a month or two ago.
The topper for me was seeing Chris O'Dowd (from The IT Crowd). I think that Apatow missed a huge one-liner opportunity with Chris since there was so much technology/computer-centric things in the film. There were quite a few instances where someone could have had a problem with a laptop/computer and Chris would have said "Have you tried turning it off and then on again?" and it would have had me rolling on the floor! Even if it were just part of the bloopers during the credits at the end.
In any case, there are enough really funny scenes that every couple who's been together awhile and in their 40's can relate to and giggle about.
Written September 29, 2016
I laughed so hard at time I had tears running down my face. It is a great Married Couple movie. Make it a date night and you will be talking about it during the ride home.