• This Is 40 (2012)

This Is 40

Release Date: December 21st, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 22nd, 2013

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

Production Co: Apatow Company

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Playful, Husband, Father, Los Angeles, Friend, Office, Daughter, 2010s, Amusing, Love, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Even with all its ups and downs, there are more than enough bawdy laughs and truthful emotional moments to put this over as a mainstream audience pleaser during a holiday season short on good comedies. show more

  • 65

    Apatow's film comes across as overstuffed and understructured, a collection of elements that hasn't really been assembled into a story and could do with the backbone. show more

  • 70
    Scott TobiasNPR

    Calling it a mess would be both accurate and pointless, because a tidier comedy would squeeze the life out of this vital, generous blob of a film. show more

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