This Is 40

This Is 40

This Is 40

Comedy writer-director-producer Judd Apatow's "sort-of sequel" to Knocked Up, with Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann battling the complexities of marriage, parenthood and middle age. Co-stars Melissa McCarthy, John Lithgow, Megan Fox, Jason Segel, Lena Dunham and Chris O'Dowd.

Knocked Up introduced Pete (Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) as the jaded faces of parenthood. Years later the couple are approaching 40 and life continues to throw up complications - Debbie's in denial about her age, Pete's music business is failing, and their two daughters grow increasingly annoying. As the pair bicker their way through the problems, cracks in their relationship begin to show. 

Pete and Debbie's two daughters are played by Apatow and Mann's real-life kids, Maude and Iris.

2012Rating: R16, contains drug use, sex scenes & offensive language133 minsUSA
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88%
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Reviews & comments

Seen Them All

Honestly the best laugh I've had in ages, if you don't mind swearing and you are not a sad lonely basketcase, you can't help but love this movie. It also helps if you have kids and you are over 35 years, as there is a lot of real life humour in this movie. I highly recommend it if you meet the above criteria. Very, very funny!

5.0
0

Truthful insights or cringey?

Some might say all the arguing between these two is refreshingly truthful, I thought it was cringey and drawn out. Why is this couple still together?!?

2.0
0

Yawn...

It felt like this movie had all the bloopers and out takes and deleted scenes still in it. There seemed to be so much that could have been cut out to condense the film into a decent comedy.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An acutely perceptive, emotionally generous laffer about the joys and frustrations of marriage and middle age.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A pleasantly sprawling, perceptive study of mid-life angst that never lacks for laughs.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There are a lot of loose ends and a few forced conclusions. But, then again, the acceptance of imperfection is Mr. Apatow's theme...

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is laboured. This is aimless.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The film has as much to say about family dynamics as a couple's wavering love.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A real step up for Apatow. His masterpiece? Quite possibly.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Even with all its ups and downs, there are more than enough bawdy laughs and truthful emotional moments to put this over...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

If two-and-a-half hours of people shouting at each other for no reason is your idea of comedy, then this film will appeal. But everyone else should avoid.

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An acutely perceptive, emotionally generous laffer about the joys and frustrations of marriage and middle age.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A pleasantly sprawling, perceptive study of mid-life angst that never lacks for laughs.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There are a lot of loose ends and a few forced conclusions. But, then again, the acceptance of imperfection is Mr. Apatow's theme...

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is laboured. This is aimless.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The film has as much to say about family dynamics as a couple's wavering love.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A real step up for Apatow. His masterpiece? Quite possibly.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Even with all its ups and downs, there are more than enough bawdy laughs and truthful emotional moments to put this over...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

If two-and-a-half hours of people shouting at each other for no reason is your idea of comedy, then this film will appeal. But everyone else should avoid.

1.0
0

Seen Them All

Honestly the best laugh I've had in ages, if you don't mind swearing and you are not a sad lonely basketcase, you can't help but love this movie. It also helps if you have kids and you are over 35 years, as there is a lot of real life humour in this movie. I highly recommend it if you meet the above criteria. Very, very funny!

5.0
0

Truthful insights or cringey?

Some might say all the arguing between these two is refreshingly truthful, I thought it was cringey and drawn out. Why is this couple still together?!?

2.0
0

Yawn...

It felt like this movie had all the bloopers and out takes and deleted scenes still in it. There seemed to be so much that could have been cut out to condense the film into a decent comedy.

2.0
0