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Judd Apatow's new big-studio home movie is a two-hour wobble between the honestly funny and the downright unbearable. Truth be told, there is more that's hard to take in the first half and more hilarity in the second, which is a good thing, but it remains unclear whether the filmmaker would recognize the difference between the two. Using the three female members of his immediate family in leading roles opposite Paul Rudd as his alter ego, the most productive comic filmmaker of the past several years serves up a goulash of autobiography, confessional, self-psychoanalysis, marriage counseling, midlife

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