Moving Pictures
Apr 17, 2008, 10:46AM

Another Sign That The Judd Apatow Backlash Is Upon Us

We've all known the formula was going to get a little tired eventually. Really, how many times can an awkward comedian write or direct himself into a relationship with a hot chick before people start questioning the premise? Maybe if Apatow had paced himself a little more people like this University of Maryland critic would've given Forgetting Sarah Marshall a little more slack.

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"Forgetting Sarah Marshall opens with a shot of Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) looking in the mirror as he flexes his pecs.

"Good for you," he says to himself with a smirk. "Good for you."

And then he gets naked. OK, some stuff happens in between, but be warned - arrive late to the movie and you'll miss the first (and second, and third) shots of Segel's penis. Lucky for you, those shots aren't the last.

Yes, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is filled with Segel in the buff, and it's just the way he likes it. At least, it must be, considering he wrote the script. All the pieces are in place for the latest star turn from the School of Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) to make his big-screen splash - Apatow serves as producer and the supporting cast includes Mila Kunis (Family Guy), Kristen Bell (Heroes), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Jonah Hill (Horton Hears a Who!) and Paul Rudd (Over Her Dead Body) - yet there's something missing, and it keeps the film from reaching Knocked Up or Superbad status.



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