A love story for the aged -- not just for the ages -- works only when its actors are the ones an audience puts on a pedestal, such as Meryl Streep, the newly crowned elder stateswoman of the romantic comedy.
Given a cast of Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, and the guiding hand of director and writer Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"), perhaps there is no more appropriate title than simply "Funny People."
You may not know him by name, but you certainly know Romany Malco. The Brooklyn-bred actor burst onto the scene three years ago as Jay, the smooth talking friend of Steve Carell in the 40-Year-Old Virgin and as Conrad Shepard, in Showtime's dark comedy series Weeds.
Tim Burton's macabre musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street won big at the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced during a live press conference from Hollywood on Sunday, while the film's star, Johnny Depp, picked up best actor in movie comedy or musical.
After knocking the movie Knocked Up, in which she starred, as being "a little bit sexist" in a recent interview, Katherine Heigl has clarified to PEOPLE that it was the "best filming experience of my career."
I can't count how many times since Christmas I have been informed of the imminent arrival of "Failure to Launch," by movie trailers and TV spots as well as by eye-catching full-page newspaper and magazine ads that feature a breezy Sarah Jessica Parker propping up a loungey Matthew McConaughey.
Start with a nice little battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy, the kind favored by the likes of Frank Capra and Howard Hawks. Then dump in a whole lot of 21st-century action and ear-splitting gunplay, in the vein of Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay.