Sunday, July 7, 2013
Fun Sponge Cinema: This Is 40
At least Funny People was a change of pace for Adam Sandler; the tale of a man seeking redemption and lost love in the face of possible death. It had heart (thumps chest, Matthew McConaughey/Jean-Claude Van Damme style). Five Year Engagement had it's fun moments as it surprisingly dealt with the conundrums of circumstance and opportunity and their sometimes negative effects on a growing relationship.
This Is 40, however, was just painful to watch. Or rather, it was annoying to watch. From Leslie Mann's high pitched bitching to making Paul Rudd boring (no small feat because he usually exudes weird/nice charm) to a plot that really goes nowhere and ends with, "we're all crazy and that's ok". You couldn't have gotten to that in less than 2 hours?
The good times: