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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 65
    Movieline

    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
    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

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