While it's possible that Apatow may have delivered his "Citizen Kane" with "This Is 40," its 134-minute running time points to his Achilles' heel as a filmmaker -- not knowing when to say "cut." "40-Year-Old Virgin" was a comparatively brisk 116 minutes, but all his films since have steadily cruised passed two hours. Do we need to get him back on "Freaks and Geeks" to remember the power of compression?
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