This is 40
This is 40 (2012)

Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People) brings audiences This Is 40, an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up as we… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 21, 2012
DVD Release Date: March 22, 2013
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Judd Apatow definitely delivers funny and perceptive scenes in This is 40, even if they are buried in aimless self-indulgence.

J. Hoberman

This Is 40 is intermittently funny, frequently embarrassing and, at 134 minutes, quite a bit too long.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The performers are so likable that you stay with them even when, as is often the case, the material is hit-or-miss.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

It's a little silly, sometimes too pointed, and overly long, but at its heart are perceptive observations about the challenge of long-term relationships, raising a family, and turning 40 -- some of which will ring true for many of us.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

However irritating 'This Is 40' is at times, there's a warmth that wins you over, and an honesty about families.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Judd Apatow is not a disciplined artist. And that's a good thing.

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J. Olson

Apatow's descent as a storyteller is continuing, and his ear for comedy isn't at its peak.

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Ricardo Baca
Denver Post

Apparently Apatow's penchant for if-it's-not-broke filmmaking isn't changing anytime soon. And it's a shame, because while This is 40 has plenty of laughs, it lacks decency and heart.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"This Is 40" tends to be about the self-inflicted problems of spoiled upper-middle class white people. Which can be sort of funny, sure. Sort of.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

There's a shrillness that is admirable in theory but rather off-putting in practice. It's just not very funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Ross Collins
Light-hearted parenting sitcom that is entertaining enough albeit cheesy in an American way.
Cynthia S.
While the movie won't/didn't win awards, it was really fun to watch. There were many funny, raunchy moments, but it also had a lot of heart. I felt… More
Film Crazy
uninspiring comedy that keeps you waiting all movie just for a simple giggle!
Michael S
"This is 40" is definitely Judd Apatow's weakest directorial effort to date, but it's not a film to dismiss because of it. The film has a… More
Samuel Riley
I found 'This Is 40' to be a funnier and far more enjoyable film than I had originally expected. One of the film's major highlights are the… More
Chris Weber
Functioning as both a stand alone film, and a sort-of sequel/spin-off to Knocked Up, this is a look at the lives of married couple Pete and Debbie as they both… More

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