Knocked Up

Metacritic’s currently showing Knocked Up at an 85, which is about right. Very funny, not quite historic. As in The 40 Year Old Virgin [sic], writer/director Judd Apatow knows how to make an amusing, raunchy comedy, but doesn’t know which scenes to cut out. 129 minutes was too long for this movie, as much as I enjoyed it. The extra running length gives time to flesh out the characters, but it also makes the formulaic “characters go into a slump before the third act” part seem way too perfunctory. Wedding Crashers was guilty of this, too. Aside from that, unless The Simpsons Movie turns out to be way better than anyone expects, this will probably be the comedy of the summer.