Movies Directed by Judd Apatow (in alphabetical order)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Though I heard nothing but good things about this film, I only finally went to see it when my old friend Rob caught it – the day after his own fortieth birthday, in fact – and told me that the main character struck him as a combination of both of our own personalities. I'm not a 40-year-old virgin, but I… read more!

The King of Staten Island

The King of Staten Island

2020 has been a strange and terrible year, and one small part of that has been the closure of movie theaters, forcing blockbusters, art house films, and festivals to sit on ice until things can open up again. Supposedly that will happen in late July, with Christopher Nolan's Tenet hoping to finally put butts back in seats. But as of… read more!

Knocked Up

Knocked Up

When The 40-Year-Old Virgin came out in 2005, I was as surprised as everybody else at how good it was. I hate romantic comedies, and yet, despite its occasional flaws, I thought Virgin was pretty terrific. So I was excited to see writer/director Judd Apatow's follow-up feature, the dreadfully titled Knocked Up. But while it's a decent, and occasionally quite… read more!

Trainwreck

Trainwreck

2015 is a banner year for Amy Schumer: as her TV show gathers even more mainstream popularity, she also debuts as a big-screen leading lady – in a movie she wrote herself, no less. Too bad Trainwreck, despite its charms, is such a formulaic romantic comedy. Hitting all the marks in this moribund genre, Trainwreck has Schumer playing Amy, one of… read more!