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Culture, Books "The Barbarian Nurseries": L.A. Lovingly Satirized With Tense Comedy

"The Barbarian Nurseries": L.A. Lovingly Satirized With Tense Comedy

In The Barbarian Nurseries, his affectionate satire of class, race, and housework in Orange County, Héctor Tobar aspires to Tom Wolfe or Dickens, but winds up just north of James L. Brooks. That ain't necessarily bad. Like Wolfe and Dickens,…
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Film, Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, together at last in <i>Funny People</i>

Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, together at last in Funny People

After devoting his first two films as director, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, to getting laid and having kids, respectively, Judd Apatow brings the circle of life to a close with Funny People, which stars Adam Sandler as George…
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Film, All You Can Eat

All You Can Eat

In Spanglish, which is less a story than a snapshot of a crumbling marriage populated by sitcom characters, Adam Sandler plays John Clasky, an average man with an above-average life. With his burgeoning double chin always covered in a slight…
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