I don’t know if this is life imitating art or the other way around, but what I do know is, this is grossly unacceptable.
Judd Apatow‘s new movie “This is 40” goes Way too far when the main characters jokingly play a “murder game” in which killing the children is the punchline…
Judd Apatow meant no harm in his script for “This Is 40” when one of the characters jokingly plays a “murder game” with his kids. Judd tells us, he wrote the script 2 years ago, long before the Connecticut tragedy.
The scene in question involves the Albert Brooks’ character, who is broke and looking for ways to save money. The character, Larry, prepares to spray his triplets with a hose and says, “Line up! Line up for murder! Come on! Who wants to be killed?”
One of the kids screams, “I do!” Larry responds, “Okay, we’re eliminating one, we’re cheaper already,” and then Larry sprays the child.
The next kid says, “Murder me!” Larry responds, “Boom, dead. You’re dead,” adding, “All right, the kids are murdered. That will save us some money.”
Judd tells us, the scene “is spoken by a sarcastic father kidding with his children. In light of recent events, I understand if some people might make an unfortunate association or put it in a context in which it was not intended.”
We’ve learned the scene is staying in the movie, which opens Friday.
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I think Apatow better seriously reconsider cutting out that scene! Americans will not stand for it at this time in our sad history.