I'm kind of crushed to see the films (in red) listed by you guys. I'm ambivalent towards the other films being listed.
Had I done negative votes Before Sunset, Juno, and (500) Days of Summer would have been the top contenders. I might have also considered The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Queen, or Pan's Labyrinth.
Yeah, I'm not a fan. I think it succeeds in moments because of Steve Carell's personal charm, but by the time that chick is splashing around in the tub, I kinda hated it. I didn't much like the supporting cast at the electronics store either. I never got the critical acclaim. Although I didn't love it, I think Knocked Up is much better.
Agreed ... though I hated it by the time of the drunk driving scene. Whether or not that was before or after the tub scene, I don't remember.
It made my list.
I think the jokes/gags that miss
my mark badly are more abundant in 40YOV
, but, for me, the ones that work the most are also in 40YOV
. (However, I do think there are more jokes that miss in KU). With KU
, I feel that Apatow was trying too hard to shoehorn laughs. As a result, the editing is weaker in that film. For example, the labor/delivery scene intercut with Ben's friends fooling around and that game the the guys were playing with Martin.