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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.

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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
R (for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material)
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Leslie Mann
as Debbie
Paul Rudd
as Pete
John Lithgow
as Oliver
Megan Fox
as Desi
Chris O'Dowd
as Ronnie
Jason Segel
as Jason
Melissa McCarthy
as Catherine
Iris Apatow
as Charlotte
Hugh Fink
as Male Boutique Customer
Graham Parker
as Himself
Tom Freund
as Graham Parker Solo Band
Tom Freund
as Graham Parker Solo Band
D.A. Sandoval
as Older Pregnant Parent
Megan Grano
as School Playdate Parent
Mackenzie Aladjem
as School Playdate Child
Tom Yi
as Charlotte's Teacher
Molly Shad
as Grandma Molly
Michael Ian Black
as Accountant
David Wild
as Jewish Journal Reporter
Barb Hernandez
as Mammogram Technician
Tom Everett
as Pete's Doctor
Tim Bagley
as Dr. Pellegrino
Damon Gupton
as Colonoscopy Technician
Dan Bakkedahl
as Dentist
Rebekah Johnson
as Gyno Nurse
Jack Metcalf
as Triplet
Travis Metcalf
as Triplet
Lisa Darr
as Claire
Johnny Pemberton
as Room Service Waiter
Sam Dissanayake
as Eastern Doctor
Tatum O'Neal
as Realtor
Ava Sambora
as Wendy
Nyla Durdin
as Sadie's Set-Pain
Wyatt Russell
as Flirty Hockey Player
Philip Burke
as Hockey Player
R. Matt Carle
as Himself
Steve Goulding
as The Rumour Band
Andrew Bodnar
as The Rumour Band
Martin Belmont
as The Rumour Band
Bob Andrews
as The Rumour Band
Brinsley Schwarz
as The Rumour Band
Joanne Baron
as Vice Principal Laviani
Spencer Daniels
as Obnoxious Teenager in SUV
Charlotte Townsend
as Obnoxious Teenager in SUV
Phil Hendrie
as Man in Range Rover
Nicol Paone
as ER Nurse
Ryan Adams
as Himself
Chris Stills
as Ryan Adams Band
Ian McLagan
as Ryan Adams Band
Marshall Vore
as Ryan Adams Band
Cindy Cashdollar
as Ryan Adams Band
Gus Seyffert
as Ryan Adams Band
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Critic Reviews for This is 40

All Critics (211) | Top Critics (45)

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

Full Review… | May 5, 2016
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 14, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
Denver Post
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
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"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.

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
Detroit News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for This is 40


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

Ross Collins
Ross Collins

Super Reviewer


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

Film Crazy
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.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

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