Albert Brooks Is Funnier Than You Think

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Creaks And Reeks. Judd Apatow's This Is 40, Reviewed.

In recent years, critics have pegged writer-director Judd Apatow as the next James L. Brooks. That's meant to be high praise. Brooks—the director of movies like Broadcast News who, like Apatow, transitioned from television to film—managed to create sophisticated romantic comedies that mixed humor and poignancy,… » 12/19/12 6:15pm 12/19/12 6:15pm