The Apatow Touch
Even though being 40 is a title-level plot point in two of the films he's directed, kids today seem to love the guy.
Is Judd Apatow our most millennial filmmaker? His films certainly do appeal to that demographic, even if not all of his characters belong to it. Still, it seems that millennials tend to gravitate to the way Apatow handles serious, real-life subject matter with equal parts humor and realism. He takes issues that affect us all and uses his signature brand of comedy to make them manageable. In doing so, he helps us realize that we are not alone, and that it always gets better if we can laugh.