This is 40 ends up being a drama instead of being a comedy which is indeed a follow-up on 2007's smash hit 'Knocked Up', basically this movie ends up in circles confused on labeling its genre should it been called comedy,drama or basically a light feel-good film.
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.
This is sort of a sequel to 2007's Knocked Up, but this film basically doesnt matched the quality, Yes, It's raunchy, funny, offensive and sexually charged but it's nowhere close to his recent films, I had to exempt Funny People but still This is 40 delivered comical and a hit and miss humuor.
The cast however undeniably delivered a great acting, Leslie Mann & Paul Rudd has a great and charming chemistry and well the supporting cast certainly is strong especially Albert Brooks and Melissa McCarthy which recently had a Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively, But still it doesnt save the show the script is lacking and the film just needs more narrative power.
But then it's realistic, true and a sort of sweet, this is if not another accomplishment of Judd Apatow, but there is an always but, But This is 40 is 40 years so long it's length is a shame and utterly boring, It is a mixed bag of comedy , drama and love but it seems that, it doesnt mix so well? It's really painful to watch.
This is 40 then will surely be at the bottom of the list when you mention Judd Apatow, This surely is a boring, stupid and nasty film , For the first time I'm lost for words, Still this film is likely for adult and for parents, It's reasonably good and albeit long for a comedy film.