We could go into an oh-so-increasingly-familiar rant about the fact that Prom Night—a movie whose tag line is “It’s midnight. Everyone’s ready to go home … but someone has other plans”—was the most popular amongst audiences last weekend (lesson learned: people cannot resist the horror flicks) … but what’s the point? We’ll skip it. Besides, we’ve got more interesting news! We know what’s going to take the top spot this weekend: Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
This movie (directed by Nicholas Stoller) is yet another from the unofficial Judd Apatow Company Players: Jason Segel, that tall drink of
There’s been a backlash against Judd Apatow building for a while now; it starting during last summer’s Knocked Up and Superbad hype and kicked into full gear around the releases of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Drillbit Taylor, both of which flopped. But is it right to turn on Team Apatow? One could make the argument that as a producer he’s spreading himself a bit thin—he has another two projects (including August’s Pineapple Express, written by Seth Rogen) coming out this year. And we’re getting a little tired of seeing the same faces pop up over and over again (Jonah Hill and Paul Rudd are cute, charming and totally unsurprising here). Still, Mr. Apatow certainly produces a very funny movie for every couple of duds, and this is one of them. Not quite sold? Forgetting Sarah Marshall is worth it for the Stephen Baldwin and Jason Bateman cameos alone. Trust us.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall opens Friday at Clearview Cinema at First and 62nd.