This is 40 (2012)



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

Movie Info

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 see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life. -- (C) Universal

Rating: R (for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Judd Apatow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 22, 2013
Box Office: $67.5M
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Critic Reviews for This is 40

All Critics (223) | Top Critics (43)

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

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

If this is what 40 is like, someone needs a reality check.

Full Review… | December 15, 2013
Cinema Sight

You get the impression this should have been called Here Are Some Things That Judd Apatow Is Thinking About Right Now, In No Particular Order.

Full Review… | July 13, 2013

For Apatow to get to the point where Oscar voters start taking notice, he needs to start acting more like he's 40, not 14.

Full Review… | May 13, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

...a collection of demos, obviously inessential but interesting to the cultists.

Full Review… | April 27, 2013
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The most satisfying example yet of why Judd Apatow's become such a formidable comedy brand in recent years.

Full Review… | April 1, 2013

Audience Reviews for This is 40


Light-hearted parenting sitcom that is entertaining enough albeit cheesy in an American way.

Ross Collins

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uninspiring comedy that keeps you waiting all movie just for a simple giggle!

Film Crazy

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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 hysterical and smart performances of Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd as they make a lovely couple who both give plenty of great laughs; whether they're interacting with each other or with other supporting characters. Even Maude and Iris Apatow as the couple's children give those rare yet decent laughs. Ultimately, it's the situations the family are placed in that allow the audience to connect with Paul Rudd and/or Leslie Mann; whether its handling kids, dealing with finance issues, or just general arguments about their marriage. While the film is over 2 hours long, I personally only felt maybe one or two scenes were slightly dragged, but I still enjoyed every moment regardless. Judd Apatow has directed a bundle of films that I've majorly enjoyed, particularly 'The 40 Year Old Virgin'. In this case, 'This Is 40' is one of my most favored comedies to come out in recent years.

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Samuel Riley

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