— by SEAN GERSKI —
I’m sure someone could make a really funny parody movie about the Judd Apatow movies. As entertaining as the movies are, there is a lot of territory to explore in a satire.
Unfortunately, this is not that movie. To give you an idea of the humor of this movie, the title — “The 40 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It” — is the funniest thing the movie has to offer (if the trailer is representative of the movie).
And if you don’t like that title, it originally was called “Slumdog Virgin” (are you laughing yet?).
I know it is easy for everyone to make fun of this new brand of parody movies, but the honest-to-God truth is that they are just not funny. It isn’t enough to simply reference another movie and expect people to laugh. They need to try to make actual jokes.
Anyway, here is the trailer for “The 40 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It.” Watch it if you dare. It left me mildly depressed and a little bit queasy.
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