It was a relatively good year for broad comedies in 2018 -- with this and the release of Game Night you had a bunch of decent, if ridiculous comedies about the competitiveness of adult men. Where this one seems like a big let down is when it brings up serious issues -- are these guys even friends anymore? are pretend health scares, even fake pregnancies, a step too far? -- and decides to ignore them.
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Is the weirdest thing about this documentary what happened to Jan, that her parents basically aided and abetted a man they had to know was sexually abusing her or that she ever found a way to forgive them? I honestly don't know.
There's this great moment where Gay Talese, in his respectable suit, sits down and tells the lady editor at the New Yorker his subject (Foos) is "not creepy."
It's great for two reasons. One, it is immediately followed by Foos giving an incredibly lurid and detailed description of watching his aunt naked through a window and masturbating. And also because the crew goes back to talk to the editor and she says that Foos is a sociopath.
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