movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Sun Jul 26 2009, 01:27pm | 6 comments
…Katherine Heigl doesn’t know what grownup is, and Orphan knows that women deserve only punishment. It’s fun!
Yup, it’s another installment of The Week in Women, my regular column over at the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Enjoy.
Very astute observations. Other than MAJ, if anyone is looking for some equally in depth analysis of Apatow, Rogen and his ilk, I recommend Tiger Beatdown. She’s a funny lady who writes about feminism. The only drawback is you have to do some archive digging.
Oh, what the hell, I’m feeling generous!:)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Some discussion of the dudecentric comedy formula
40 Year Old Virgin
Here’s another trenchant analysis of Apatow’s oeuvre.
I understand the underlying sexism behind much of Apatow’s characters, but I still laugh my ass off. Does that make me a bad person?
read and commented!
No tomservo, laughing doesn’t make you a bad person. But be careful my friend, one day you may accidentally understand things so well that you are unable to laugh at things you once found funny.
That’s what happened to me and groin injury jokes. It was truly a sad day when I realized that testicular violence had somehow lost its ineffable magic.
Thanks for the links Accounting Ninja.
Accounting Ninja’s links are definitely worth the time, I’ll second that.
The phrase “trenchant analysis” applies only with irony to the silly content at the other end of my own link. The material at Tiger Beatdown is both funnier and more insightful.
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