Walter Mencken 12:34 p.m., July 24
Sandler v. Apatow on middle age
Remember This is 40, Judd Apatow's meditation on what his life would be like if he looked like Paul Rudd?
Well, Adam Sandler has his own "man faces middle age" movie coming out. It's called Grown Ups 2, and it doesn't involve magically transforming into a handsome, friendly funnyman.
Instead, he magically marries Salma Hayek.
But while I am not generally a fan of Adam Sandler or his movies, I have to grant that as chuckleworthy as this image of middle-age from This is 40 is...
...it is nowhere near as cinematically illustrative of midlife's existential character as being forced by a bunch of younger, stronger men to jump off a cliff, naked.
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