No one would accuse Judd Apatow
of being a concise writer or director. When he is at his best — “Knocked Up
,” “Funny People” — his runtimes allow characters to develop and breathe, creating lived-in worlds. Yet, recently, that same penchant for listless pacing has shown its limitations, especially in his most recent film, “The Bubble
.” His documentary work has been similarly languid in its pacing, but also showcases a deep ethnographic affinity for the world of stand-up comedy.
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