Written January 02, 2013
While this movie may not be enjoyable for single 20 somethings, if you are married with kids you'll love this movie. The script and acting were spot on.
Written December 23, 2012
A total waste of two hours. Those who gave positive review must have had one of those special cookies that Rudd was eating. This so-called comedy was written and although it sported a cast of stars, non of them had a chance to save this dog. The only bright spot was the younger daughter who was charming. The rest was s mostly dysfunctional family and a whole lot of cussing. Apatow gets an F on this one.
Written December 22, 2012
Skip this movie. I kept thinking should I leave or will it get better. It never got better! If you've seen a few commercials or trailers you've already seen all the funny parts. The rest is just an anger filled movie with a wife yelling at the top of her lungs till the husband and kids who can't take it any longer join the anger party and start yelling too. I feel I was ripped off and want my money back.
Written December 31, 2012
Aside from some amusing depictions of the impact portable technology has on homelife and in school social settings, this movie was disappointing and not worth $8 and 2 hours of my time. Scenes with Melissa McCarthy provide the best laugh out loud moments. Apatow's overuse of bathroom humor and constant profanity misses it's mark for me in this movie. His real life kids are good actors, but the material is just not that funny. I keep hoping and waiting to see Paul Rudd in another movie that can showcase his acting talent.
Written December 29, 2012
If it weren't for Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann I would have been snoring long before I was, which was about 2/3 through this overly-long (by at least 30 minutes) film. The material was not good enough to be carried even by Rudd and Mann. Their kids, played by Judd Apatow's own kids were pretty cute and adequate. Albert Brooks, as Rudd's dad, was so annoying, I could barely stand to watch the scenes with him and Rudd. A few laughs, yes, but not memorable in any way.
And if I see Melissa McCarthy being Melissa McCarthy one more time in one more movie, I'm offing myself.
I'd give it 2 1/2 stars out of 5. Maybe 3, tops. But then I've seen so many GOOD and entertaining films lately, this can't hold up.