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4.0 out of 5 stars If you are 40 (or even 38) you'll probably get this...
A comedic tale of family life as husband and wife both turn 40 in the same week, dealing with the pressures of children, work and extended family. If you are around that age range then there is much to be recognised here!

This is 40 features a strong (if not a little incestous) cast and some very funny set-pieces.

The film would benefit from being...
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3.0 out of 5 stars IT IMPROVES WITH AGE
In this film Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann)turn 40 and re-examine their lives. Debbie decides everyone must make changes while Pete hides the fact they are broke. It seems Pete invested his future in the resurgence of Graham Parker.

They are clearly a mixed couple as Pete likes classic rock while Debbie prefers Lady Gaga. They also have father...
Published 16 months ago by The Movie Guy


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3.0 out of 5 stars IT IMPROVES WITH AGE, 11 May 2013
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The Movie Guy "Movies from A to Z" (United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: This Is 40 [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
In this film Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann)turn 40 and re-examine their lives. Debbie decides everyone must make changes while Pete hides the fact they are broke. It seems Pete invested his future in the resurgence of Graham Parker.

They are clearly a mixed couple as Pete likes classic rock while Debbie prefers Lady Gaga. They also have father issues, one is a stranger (John Lithgow) while the other needs a handout (Albert Brooks). Apatow also brings back his daughters Maude and Iris from "Knocked Up" to be Sadie and Charlotte again. I must say his daughters did a great job as a moody foul mouthed 11 year old and an 8 year old wise beyond her years who says to her sister, "You're no fun since your body got weird."

The humor is never really a side splitter such as when they are talking to each other as their counselor says they should talk to each other:

Paul: "When I apologize, that means you'll let it go and won't throw it back at me in the future?"
Debbie: "I don't do that and I will continue not to do that."

If you loved Apatow's other work, this one is in line with them: crudely humorous and pretentious masquerading as a meaningful statement on modern relationships.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity (Leslie Mann). Megan Fox bra/panties and bikini. Maybe as a rental.

In case you are watching "Lost" for the first time, this film includes the spoiler ending.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you are 40 (or even 38) you'll probably get this..., 12 April 2014
This review is from: This Is 40 [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
A comedic tale of family life as husband and wife both turn 40 in the same week, dealing with the pressures of children, work and extended family. If you are around that age range then there is much to be recognised here!

This is 40 features a strong (if not a little incestous) cast and some very funny set-pieces.

The film would benefit from being 20-30 minutes shorter and, frustratingly, there are a lot of lose ends left dangling.

Whatever you do, don 't miss the hilarious mid-credits out-take.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, 25 May 2014
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This review is from: This Is 40 [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
Very funny politically incorrect film about a bunch of friends who're approaching the scary milestone fortieth birthday. As they try to take stock of where they are and what they want out of life a lot of home truths surface in the melee. Laugh out loud at times and funny throughout. Watch out for the classic rant in the head teacher's office and wait for the same but funnier outtake as the credits roll.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Family With Issues, 6 Oct 2013
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prisrob "pris," (New England USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: This Is 40 [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
'This Is 40 ' is a frank film about married life, bringing up children, dealing with difficult parents, and just plain getting older. Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann play a married couple, both with fathers who are more than troublesome. It is a film with humor, but often the humor is really forced. I saw the film on HBO, so didn't spend the fortune it takes nowadays to take the family to the movies.

The film takes us several places, downsizing and the economic crisis. Something, however, was missing. The storyline never reached out and took a hold of me. The couple's children are their own children, and the family had real chemistry, which is a very good thing!

Recommended With Reservations. prisrob 10-06-13
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is ....... Very funny!, 12 May 2013
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Mollie Vander (Berkshire, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: This Is 40 [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
This film is very funny, certainly if your 40 ish. Great comedy writing, Rudd and Mann are perfectly cast.

Don't stop the film when the credits roll, if you do you will miss one of the best rants ever!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Strange., 20 Aug 2014
This review is from: This Is 40 [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
Stories normally start with a trigger event, followed by some kind of journey, ending with a conclusion to wrap things up. This film was over two hours of watching a family live their lives. It's well put together and frequently very funny, but it felt weird that there wasn't even an attempt at a plot of any kind. I wouldn't watch the film again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great value, 25 Jun 2014
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hilarious film just love paul rudd. its like a follow on from knocked up so watch that first if you havent already. happy customer
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 25 May 2014
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I did love this film as I like the actress in the film as she can be really funny in many of her films
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, 22 May 2014
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M. Wilson "KRW" (Midlands, uk) - See all my reviews
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Was an ok film, i found the wife quite irritating and the eldest brat was horrible to watch. If there is nothing on tv then would be ok to watch.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not the best!, 14 May 2014
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Was really eager to see this after all the other classic films these guys seem to star in. Felt more like a look into the life of the family rather than a comedy, glad I watched it though.
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