Written December 26, 2014
Well worth seeing. Very funny consistently. Long movie, but there were not too many slow moments--there were always enough good laughs spaced into the one section where pacing got a bit slow, but in general the audience got a good gut workout from the many keel-over laughs this provided.
The kids (Mann & Apatow's) were especially good--they proved they could act (especially the older girl) in both comedic and drama scenes.
The plot...well, not much to say, the plot is the vehicle to tote the humor around with.
Some of the humor goes into dark and possibly awkward areas, and some more sensitive folks may find some if it disgusting, but if you are now--or have been--in your 40's, you'll get it and laugh.
Be sure to stay for the ending credits--Melissa McCarthy tears it up in the bloopers.
Written December 22, 2014
What was this? I wanted to walk out after 30 minutes but felt that for $10, maybe this movie would get better. Nope. It was disjointed and all over the place. Sure, there were funny moments but that probably took up maybe 10 minutes of this 2+ hour movie.
Written January 29, 2015
By the end of this movie, this couple of new 40s when from mildly likeable to loathesome, self-indulgent and boring. This is partly the result of of the fact that the movie is REALLY REALLY LONG and nothing happens--It's just one grown up tantrum after another. As much as I usually like Apatow movies (and Paul Rudd) this attempt to be, I guess, poignant was not good. The only bright spot was Albert Brooks as Rudd's character's unrepentantly flawed father.
Written October 23, 2014
I thought I would LOVE it as these two characters were my favorite part of Knocked UP....but it was just ok. I laughed some, but overall just okay. The yelling and whining got a little tiresome. Melissa McCarthy stole the show as always in her few scenes and the outtakes of her at the end had me laughing so hard I was in tears. Charlyne Yi cracked me up a couple times too.
Also, I don't know if I blinked and missed it, but I didn't see the part where Paul Rudd hikes up his shorts, messes up his hair and does a little jig behind the daugher when she's skyping (or whatever)...that cracked me up in the previews!
Written December 28, 2014
THIS MOVIE WAS FANTASTIC. IT RELATES TO SO MUCH ABOUT MARRIED LIFE, FAMILY, AND COVERS ALL THE THOUGHTS AND PHASES PEOPLE GO THROUGH IN LIFE. IT WAS FUNNY, IT WAS REALISTIC, AND IT WAS VERY TOUCHING.
THE MOVIE IS LONG, OVER 2 HOURS, SO IT'S WELL WORTH THE MONEY TO SEE, SO BE PREPARED TO SIT FOR AWHILE.
IT'S A MUST SEE, AND IT'S A GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR ANYONE WHO IS MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, NO MATTER WHAT AGE THEY ARE.
I LOVED IT, MY HUSBAND LOVED IT, AND I'M SURE EVERYONE WILL.