one of the better films of the year. it is generally seen as a lesser apatow production, but i think it belongs in the same breath as knocked up and 40 year old virgin because of the unfunny parts of the film. some films are hilarious and nothing else, but i think that apatow follows in the hughes tradition by making his funny films about something more than just laughs; and is able to pull it off. whether it’s family or friends or relationships, these comedies are held up by more than just laughs.
the breakup scene in this one is a classic. the feelings that seigel’s character has throughout the picture regarding his ex are, i think, true to life for the most part. things are exaggerated and some of the plot is literal for comedic effect, but it touches upon the real feelings real people have when they go through a breakup like this. the film effectively captures both sides of the breakup, too, which is seldom seen in the standard chick flick or guy flick.