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This Is 40

R| 2 hr. 14 min.

Plot Summary
After many years of marriage, Pete (Paul Rudd) is the sole male in a household that includes his wife, Debbie (Leslie Mann), and two young daughters (Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow). As Pete struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie navigate a three-week course of sex and romance, career victories and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children. They'll have to learn to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of their lives -- before they kill each other.

Cast: Paul Rudd , Leslie Mann , John Lithgow , Megan Fox , Iris Apatow , Maude Apatow , Chris O'Dowd , Jason Segel

Director: Judd Apatow

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Universal Pictures

This Is 40 (2012)

Release Date: December 21st, 2012|2 hr. 14 min.

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fan reviews ( 44 )
  • That's what makes This Is 40 so potently, painfully funny, even when it's gross. What other film would dare suggest rectal monitoring as a form of closeness? show more

  • The real problem with This Is 40 is its lack of truth, that Apatow wanted to express something about married life, and it eluded him. After all, no less than Kierkegaard once said that the actual dynamics of marriage are beyond the scope of art, and he was the best movie critic of the 19th century. show more

  • In short, This Is 40, in tried and true Apatowian style, mixes weighty issues about intimacy and cohabitation with astute and smart-alecky pop culture references, crude bathroom jokes, stoner riffs, boob ogling, and existential angst. show more

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  • April 07, 2013 sjweil
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    Just finished watching and all I can say to you naysayers is get real. This movie was funny. Besides funny it was like real life including the language. Had all the elements of a good movie. Sarcasm, love sex humor family matters finance music surprise forgiveness. As good as the 40 yr old virgin!

  • April 06, 2013 fe00000000144243
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    Loved this movie, filthy humor and very funny. My husband and I both loved it

  • April 01, 2013 tw00000000142903
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    funny movie. a ********** im going to watch this one again. me and the wife loved it, you can see similarities in this movie that you would see in your own life. very good movie

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This Is 40, By The Numbers

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on December 20, 2012

Between his latest film and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, the big four-oh is obviously an important number for Judd Apatow (and, presumably, many others). But the semi-autobiographical This Is 40 doesn't ju...

The Top 10 Reasons I Love Paul Rudd

Posted by
on December 20, 2012

Isn't Paul Rudd the greatest? He's one of those rare actors who appeals to both men and women alike. The ladies first fell for him back in the '90s, when he played Cher's delightfully sarcastic/irresi...

'This Is 40' Clip: Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd Want To Kill Each Other (VIDEO)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on November 26, 2012

You may be in love with your spouse, but that doesn't mean you don't get mad at them from time to time. Take, for instance, Pete and Debbie (Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, respectively), the couple from t...

'This Is 40': Judd Apatow Comedy Gets Dec. 2012 Release Date

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on December 13, 2011

Toss another major film onto the pile-up of December 2012 releases. Variety reports that Universal has officially slated Judd Apatow's fourth directorial outing, 'This is 40,' for release on Dec. ...

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