This is 40 (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

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) Universalmore
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: $65.2M
Universal Studios - Official Site


Iris Apatow
as Charlotte
Hugh Fink
as Male Boutique Custom...
Tom Freund
as Graham Parker Solo B...
Tom Freund
as Graham Parker Solo B...
D.A. Sandoval
as Older Pregnant Paren...
Megan Grano
as School Playdate Pare...
Mackenzie Aladjem
as School Playdate Chil...
Tom Yi
as Charlotte's Teacher
Molly Shad
as Grandma Molly
David Wild
as Jewish Journal Repor...
Barb Hernandez
as Mammogram Technician
Tom Everett
as Pete's Doctor
Tim Bagley
as Dr. Pellegrino
Damon Gupton
as Colonoscopy Technici...
Rebekah Johnson
as Gyno Nurse
Jack Metcalf
as Triplet
Lisa Darr
as Claire
Johnny Pemberton
as Room Service Waiter
Sam Dissanayake
as Eastern Doctor
Tatum O'Neal
as Realtor
Nyla Durdin
as Sadie's Set-Pain
Wyatt Russell
as Flirty Hockey Player
Philip Burke
as Hockey Player
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 Lavia...
Spencer Daniels
as Obnoxious Teenager i...
Charlotte Townsend
as Obnoxious Teenager i...
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 (226) | 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

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.

Full Review… | May 24, 2016
New Zealand Herald

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

Full Review… | April 17, 2016

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

Audience Reviews for This is 40


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

Ross Collins

Super Reviewer


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

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


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

Super Reviewer

This is 40 Quotes

Debbie: You know what your problem is? You're never ever in the moment. You're never ever present.
– Submitted by Mae M (9 months ago)
Charlotte: You're so mean since your body got weird.
– Submitted by Frances H (21 months ago)
Pete: My hard-ons are still in analog. This shit's digital.
– Submitted by Frances H (21 months ago)
Pete: Don't think about Lost today. Tomorrow: Lost. All day. I can't wait to hear about it. Jack? No way. Really? Right now, shower.
Sadie: I don't make fun of your stupid Mad Men.
Pete: First of all, I don't get worked up over Mad Men.
Sadie: That's because Mad Men sucks.
Pete: What Don Draper has gone through beats whatever Jack is running from on some island.
Sadie: A bunch of people smoking in an office, it's stupid.
Pete: You're getting me off topic. Please get dressed.
– Submitted by Jean R (21 months ago)

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