by Henry Makow Ph.D. — henrymakow.com Sept 18, 2013
Judd Apatow’s productions which include the HBO series “Girls” and movies like “Knocked Up” (2007) and “This is Forty” (2012) specialize in this kind of train-wreck voyeurism. In 2007, I wrote: “Knocked Up” is a trip down a psychic rabbit hole populated by perverts, creeps and losers. Hollywood wants us to emulate them. Judging from the rave reviews, we are willing to oblige.”
It is no exaggeration to call This is Forty “a home movie.” Apatow wrote and directed it. Although Paul Rudd plays Apatow’s character “Pete”, Apatow’s wife, Leslie Mann plays wife “Debbie”, and his two daughters, Maude and Iris, play the children. As Malcolm Forbes said, “There is nothing wrong with nepotism as long as you keep it in the family.”
Leslie Mann actually turned 40 in 2012 and this movie obviously was lifted from Apatow’s domestic life, including what passes for witty pillow talk. The only fictional element concerns the family facing financial distress.
Before I get to the family dysfunction, let me harp one more time on Apatow’s vulgarity and adolescent obsession with bodily functions. As I have said, the Lucerferian defines “courage” not in terms of standing for truth and justice, but in breaking norms of decorum, good taste and style.
LUCIFERIAN VISION OF MAN