Judd Apatow Aims For Dramedy With New Paul Rudd/Leslie Man Film

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Details about Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up spin-off are few (like, for example, whether the film will actually be called This Is Forty once it hits theaters), but Albert Brooks, who plays Paul Rudd’s father, says the film is going for the sweet spot between pillow farts, and that devastating Spider-Man conversation in Knocked Up.”That’s where Judd’s going as he gets older, melding [drama and comedy]. He’s developing that [balance] more as more things happen to him; he’s kicking that into his work,” Brooks said, when asked to compare the film’s tone to Funny People. “There are quite a few scenes where something very funny comes, and immediately there’s a dramatic moment that’s more ‘Isn’t that what life is?’”