The Big Sick is insanely funny. It’s also incredibly touching. Somehow the film manages to be equal parts both at once — not an easy balancing act to pull off — which is why it has been one of the best early surprises in Park City after premiering to a standing ovation for cowriters Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival. (The film was acquired Saturday by Amazon Studios for $12 million in one of the biggest deals in Sundance history.)
During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show Tuesday, Katherine Heigl cleared up some comments she made about Knocked Up in 2008, calling the movie “a little sexist.” In the interview, Heigl said that she’d meant to frame her comments as a criticism of the way she chose to portray the character, not the movie itself. “[Heigl’s character Alison Scott] was so judgmental and uptight and controlling and all these things,” Heigl said. Talking to Stern, Heigl said that her full quote was a comment about the way the movie “exaggerated stereotypes” for humor.
Judd Apatow and Maude Apatow posing together for the Sundance Film Festival premiere of her new movie “Other People” in Park City, Utah. (Getty Images)
You might not know Leesa Evans’ name, but you definitely know her work. Producer Judd Apatow’s go-to costume designer, she’s the sartorial eye behind movies like Bridesmaids, The Five-Year Engagement, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Most recently, she collaborated with the director yet again for Trainwreck where she was introduced to star and writer Amy Schumer. Below, she tell Yahoo Style what it’s like to dress Schumer and answers the age old question: what’s the perfect airport outfit?
Judd Apatow brought Trainwreck to the South by Southwest Film Festival as a “work in progress.” Yeah, he’s probably not going to have to change much. Sunday night’s premiere of the comedy, written by and starring Amy Schumer in her first major movie role, had the capacity Austin crowd in stitches. The early consensus is that Trainwreck marks Apatow’s best comedy in years.