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Judd Apatow's '30 For 30' documentary explores the ups and downs of Mets greats Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden

Judd Apatow's '30 For 30' documentary explores the ups and downs of Mets greats Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden

Judd Apatow was at a post-screening talk recently for his new movie, “Doc & Darryl,” when asked what it was about the making of his documentary, about the once-great New York Mets’ Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, that most surprised him.

“I thought," he said dryly, "it was going to be a lot more uplifting."

Viewers might be equally taken aback. The baseball tale, which Apatow co-directed with veteran documentarian Michael Bonfiglio, on its surface seems like one more celebration of those glorious 1980s Mets teams, or at least a traditional comeback story of its two principals.

But what they found was much darker...

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