During a pitching session that includes such articles as “You Call Those Boobs?” Amy’s boss, who is quite possibly pure evil, forces an assignment onto her and sends her out to interview Aaron (Bill Hader), a doctor who works largely with pro athletes and famous sports stars, primarily because Amy doesn’t want to do it. As soon as the interviews start Aaron sees straight through Amy and the two of them begin an unlikely friendship that turns into a love Amy isn’t sure she deserves.
So far so rom-com, with the modern edge of not being afraid to talk about sex and other subject matters generally avoided in this traditionally more family friendly genre (this is a Judd Apatow movie after all). But despite in my opinion having a few too many gay jokes the film manages to stay on the comfortable side of of the politically incorrect gross out comedy that I’m actually not a fan of. This film I am a fan of though. I was laughing practically from the first line to the very end, as was the rest of the theatre.
This leaves me in a curious position, I’m cutting the film a little slack in the weaker moments because I’m assuming I just didn’t get the joke or reference however it’s possible these moments were just weak. But as it is I’m not enough of a sports fan, or enough of an American to understand the truth behind this so I have no choice but to be in the dark.
On top of this the plot isn’t actually that interesting, socially dysfunctional Amy meets straight laced Aaron, but there’s conflict as she has to learn to love herself and withdraw from her downward spiral of a life, and this all threatens to destroy their relationship and blah blah blah. Yes it’s somewhat novel to see the gender flip of the scenario and it’s kind of odd that I haven’t mentioned this until now, but it’s not like the film is making a political statement so I’m only mentioning in so much as to say it’s a refreshing outlook the same way that the Apatow produced 'Bridesmaids' was.
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