Film and TV

Judd Apatow, in a Dallas Hotel, Talking This is 40, Long Movies and the Value of Aimlessness

A couple weeks back we told you that comedy rainmaker Judd Apatow was in Dallas to promote his fourth directorial effort, This is 40, a sort-of spin-off of 2007's Knocked Up. As part of that press tour, Apatow -- who also directed 40-Year-Old Virgin and Funny People -- spent one morning at the Ritz Hotel, shuffling between interviews with local journalists, including this local journalist.

That interview follows. It's been edited and condensed to make me seem slightly less dumb than I sounded on the tape.

Me: I really liked the movie. It's kind of ... raw.

Him: It definitely is. I like that. I feel like movies smooth out the edges of life and of relationships. Leslie [Mann, his wife and the film's star] is always frustrated by the fact that movies always make couple scenes so happy or make problems so easy to solve.

See also: Judd Apatow Went to NorthPark Last Night, to Greet His Fans and Talk This is 40

When you're married, you're projecting all your issues out onto the other person, and it's annoying having someone point out what's wrong with you, and they're usually right, which is even more annoying.

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