How ‘The Bubble’ Ranks Against Judd Apatow’s Best Movies

Judd Apatow burst onto the scene with weird and nerdy and Undeclared, two of the most influential coming-of-age television shows of the generation. She launched the acting careers as seth rogen, jason segel, IsabelBusy Philipps, Jaime Francoand Jay Baruchel. He would later produce the groundbreaking Primetime Emmy Award-winning series. Girls, as well as blockbuster comedy films like Host: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Bridesmaidsand Very badly.

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In addition to being a superstar producer and having an eye for new talent like Steve Carell, jane lynchand jonah hillApatow is also a director and writer who has created some of the greatest comedies of all time.

Best: ‘Pregnated’ (2007)


Pregnant is, without a doubt, Judd Apatow’s most successful film, both critically and financially, receiving praise from critics and audiences alike and grossing $219 million at the box office. Starring Seth Rogen, catherine heiglPaul Rudd, leslie manJason Segel, Jonah Hill and maude ApatowThe film tells the story of a reporter on the verge of success when she becomes pregnant by a pot-smoking slacker who runs a celebrity porn site with his roommates.

Pregnant it’s surprisingly sweet but still has all the makings of a signature Apatow comedy, filled with commitment phobias, irresponsible sons, absentee fathers, and lots of weed. Apatow has said that Pregnant it’s one of his favorite movies because it was a great launching pad for everyone who wished they were stars at the time like Rogen, Hill and Segel.


‘The King of Staten Island’ (2020)

One of Judd Apatow’s most serious movies, The King of Staten Island tells the story of Scott Carlin (pete davidson), a young man who has lost his way in life and is still grieving the loss of his firefighter father who died on duty. When Scott’s mother, Margie (Marisa Tomei) starts dating another firefighter (bill burr), and his little sister (Maude Apatow) moves away to college, Scott must deal with his problems and get on the right track before it’s too late.

The King of Staten Island is a heartwarming comedy with a great cast that also includes nice powley, pauline Chalamet, Steve buscemiand Pamela Adlon. Although the film is fictional, Apatow has described it as “emotionally truthful”, as Davidson’s father was a firefighter who died on 9/11.

‘The 40-year-old virgin’ (2005)

The 40 year old virgin

As the title suggests, The 40 year old virgin is a romantic comedy about a 40-year-old retail worker whose friends are determined to help him have sex when they find out he’s a virgin. The film features Apatow’s favorites: Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, wife Leslie Mann, as well as Steve Carell, elizabeth banks, catherine keenerand Mindy Kalling. The film was a breakout role for Carell, who Apatow was eager to work with after seeing him on the set of Host: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

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While it would be easy for a film like The 40 year old virgin to slip into creepy territory, after all, on the surface it’s a movie about a group of men helping another man find someone to have sex with, there’s something genuinely endearing and sweet about it, which is probably due to the casting. by Carell. That It’s also possibly Apatow’s funniest film, with one of the most iconic and quoted scenes in recent history, in which Carell’s character has his incredibly hairy chest shaved.

‘Derailment’ (2015)

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derailed trainwritten by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, centers on Amy (Amy Schumer), a single successful writer, party animal, terrified of commitment and very fond of one-night stands. However, everything changes when he meets Aaron (bill hader), the topic of a profile you are working on. As Amy begins to fall for Aaron, she begins to question his lifestyle and wonders what a future with him would look like.

derailed train It did well with audiences and critics alike, with an average score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, with people praising the film for the way it subverted tired rom-com tropes and applauding the acting and witty writing. Schumer. In addition to Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, the cast also includes the Academy Award winner. Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, John Cena, tilda swintonand Lebron James in her first feature film role.

‘Funny People’ (2009)funny people

Despite its name, funny people is one of Apatow’s most serious films. Protagonist Adam Sandler, the drama tells the story of George Simmons (Sandler), a famous comedian who takes an aspiring comedian (Seth Rogen) under his wing when he discovers he is terminally ill. After finally accepting his fate, George learns that he is in remission and quickly reassesses his priorities.

Written and directed by Apatow, the film was inspired by his own mother’s experience with a terminal illness. The film stars Hollywood’s comedy elite, including Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, jason schwartzmannand Aziz Ansarias well as Leslie Mann and Aubrey Plaza. It was also the first time that the Australian actor, eric banana he was able to showcase his comedic chops to an international audience after acting in a number of serious roles despite his start in Australian sketch shows.

‘Pineapple Express’ (2008)quick pineapple

Another movie starring weird and nerdy alum, quick pineapple was co-written by Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg, with the story written by Apatow. The film follows a pot-smoking prosecuting servitor Dale Denton (Rogen) who is on the run from assassins with his drug dealer Saul Silver (James Franco) after witnessing a murder.

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quick pineapple was the unexpected action-comedy hit of 2008, quickly cementing itself as a cult classic. The film was well received by moviegoers and critics alike and even earned James Franco a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture in a Comedy or Musical.

‘Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story’ (2007)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

A parody film inspired by award-winning biopics such as Lightning and walk the line, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story takes viewers on an epic, albeit fictional, journey through the life of rock star Dewey Cox (John C Reilly). From a boy growing up in Alabama who loses his sense of smell after a family tragedy to a big-name star with a serious drug addiction and history of infidelity, Cox’s life is one wild and hilarious ride.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story features John C Reilly, Kristen Wiegand Jenna Fisher as well as a host of musicians, including White catthe temptations, eddie vedder, jackson brownand Jewel. Despite the initial blitz at the box office in 2007, the film was well received by critics and is now considered a cult classic.

‘This is 40’ (2012)this is 40

this is 40 is an underrated comedy about a couple going through the trials and tribulations of marriage and parenting as they try to succeed in their respective careers in the months leading up to their 40th birthdays. Starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, this is 40 is a spin-off of the blockbuster Pregnant and it has as much heart and humor as its predecessor.

this is 40 it’s one of Apatow’s most relatable films, with the pair fighting over everyday annoyances like money issues, dealing with extended family, and husbands spending too much time playing games on their devices while sitting on the toilet. this is 40 stars John Lithgow, Megan foxMaude Apatow, jason segeland albert brooks.

The worst: ‘The bubble’ (2022)

The bubble

The bubble is by far Judd Apatow’s worst movie and arguably one of Netflix’s worst originals to date. Set in the UK, The bubble is a satirical comedy about a group of celebrities in quarantine as they try to make a Jurassic Park-style film during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film stars an ensemble cast that includes Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Pedro PascualLeslie Mann, Fred Armisen, David Duchovny, Key Keegan-Michael, kate mckinnonand plenty of big-name cameos.

All the cameos in the world couldn’t save this comedy, which is so tedious you wouldn’t even know it was meant to be funny unless you read it in the description. More than anything The bubble it lacks the humanity and identification that normally makes Apatow’s films so great. The characters are incredibly unpleasant and spend all their time complaining and trying to escape from a fancy hotel and their high-paying jobs, something that might be hard for audiences to stomach after so many lost their livelihoods during the pandemic. Aside from a breakout performance from Apatow’s youngest daughter Iris, who provides some entertainment with her TikTok dance, there’s little to redeem this film, which relies heavily on montages of people trapped in hotel rooms and stuffing themselves with cotton swabs. COVID in the nose.

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