Director: Judd Apatow
Year Released: 2022
Several actors and actresses (Karen Gillan, Pedro Pascal, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann etc.) gather at a supposedly isolated location in England to film the sixth Cliff Beasts movie during the COVID-19 pandemic, but several problems arise, including having to quarantine when the coffee girl tests positive, an actress gets her hand blown off when she tries to leave, one of the actors thinks he can re-write the script and so on. I get that Apatow's going for a Noises Off type of "behind-the-scenes" story about how clueless and vain individuals in Hollywood can be ... yet somehow it manages to be even more empty-headed and pitifully devoid of humor than intended (satire is a delicate thing). I used to think that 2009's Funny People was the lowest in quality I thought he could go, but suddenly the bar's much lower - I'd rather have watched Jerusalem Rising.