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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Variety

Variety

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

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Total Film

Total Film

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This is laboured. This is aimless.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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