Writing on an MTV blog, Apatow exhibits jitters:
I get very nervous before a film comes out. You spend several years working on it, and then the verdict comes in instantaneously. So right now I feel like the verdict is about to come in. My lawyer has told me it looks good. Seems like we may be acquitted, but you never know how a jury is going to react.
That’s a pretty metaphor for what it’s like to release movies.¬† There are even “advocates,” called publicists. Or bloggers. The jury is the audience, right? And, of course, if you hate the movie, keep it to yourself:
As of today all of the feedback has been so positive that it is hard to trust it. I hope people are telling me the truth, but don‚Äôt feel obligated to go that way. If you like my film tell me in great detail what you liked about it, and if you don‚Äôt, please lie and tell me in even more detail what you loved about it so I believe your lie. Please don‚Äôt ask me what I am up to next. That‚Äôs a dead giveaway. I don‚Äôt think I could handle it.