Judd Apatow's "This Is 40" hit too close to home for some married folk.
The 2012 comedy followed a couple coping with issues that are both funny and frustrating to people in long-term relationships. Paul Rudd’s character, for example, spent extra time in the bathroom just to unwind away from his wife and kids.
Maybe Apatow should have shared less about the nuances of married life.
Now, Apatow is going back into the romantic trenches via a two-season commitment for a new Netflix comedy.
“Love” follows Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they “navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid,” according to the Tuesday press release.
Netflix continues to align itself with the most talented names in Hollywood. Apatow changed the face of modern comedy with “Freaks and Geeks,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Superbad” and, more recently, “Girls.”
Does he have more to reveal with “Love?” If so, will audiences be laughing – and wincing – at the same time?
DID YOU KNOW: Judd Apatow once shared a $900 apartment in California with Adam Sandler. When the future star of “The Wedding Singer” got a job on “Saturday Night Live” he kept paying his share of the rent to Apatow for fear of losing his gig and having no place to stay.