Jason Segel

Jul 18 2014

Sex Tape

In between long stretches of incomprehensible stupidity and lazy writing, we actually get some laugh-out-loud moments in “Sex Tape”, a relatively sexless but otherwise self-explanatory comedy that is no better or worse than director Jake Kasdan’s last movie, the similarly unambiguous “Bad Teacher”. It’s a shame, because most films like this — Apatow-era adult comedies that […]
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Dec 20 2012

This Is 40

(This review was originally published on December 20, 2012 at Reel Film News) Sometimes Judd Apatow reminds me of that kid that accidentally does something funny and gets some laughs, so he keeps trying to reproduce the moment over and over. I’m not saying “This Is 40” isn’t funny; in fact upon a second viewing, […]
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Dec 19 2012

This is 40

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on December 19, 2012.) Before watching This is 40, I heard a lot of talk about how not funny it was, or that it was just too long, or that it wasn’t as good as director Judd Apatow’s previous films. After watching This is 40, I realized […]
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Mar 16 2012

Jeff, Who Lives At Home

(This review was originally published on March 16, 2012 at Reel Film News) It’s tough to dislike a film that promotes a genuine faith in humanity, especially as seldom as that type comes around these days. Such is the case with “Jeff, Who Lives at Home”, a breath of fresh air for those embittered souls […]
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