This Is 40

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"The sort-of sequel to 'Knocked Up'"
  • R
  • 2012
  • 6.2  (150,099)
  • 59

This Is 40 is a comedy film that was released in 2012, written and directed by Judd Apatow. The movie was a sort-of sequel to his previous film, Knocked Up, and starred Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, and their real-life children Maude Apatow and Iris Apatow. The film follows the lives of married couple Pete (Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) as they both approach their 40th birthdays. The couple, who own a struggling record label, has two children – Sadie (Maude Apatow) and Charlotte (Iris Apatow). The story takes place over the course of one week in their lives, leading up to Debbie’s 40th birthday.

Pete and Debbie are both under a lot of stress. The label is not doing well, and they are having trouble paying their bills. They also have their own personal problems. Pete is secretly lending money to his father (played by Albert Brooks) and Debbie recently discovered that Pete has been hiding a smoking habit from her. The couple tries to address their issues through couples therapy, but their sessions don’t seem to be making a difference.

The movie also explores the relationships that Pete and Debbie have with their friends and family. Pete’s best friend Barry (played by Jonah Hill) is his employee, and he is constantly slacking off at work. Debbie’s father (played by John Lithgow) is a distant, intellectual man who has trouble relating to his daughter. Their children are also going through their own issues. Sadie is dealing with adolescence and experimenting with drugs, and Charlotte is still a young child who idolizes her parents.

Throughout the film, the characters face a series of challenges that test their relationships and their own personal growth. Pete and Debbie struggle to keep their marriage alive and their business afloat. The characters also have to face the realities of getting older, and the changing dynamics of their relationships as they grow and change.

One of the main themes of the movie is the idea of aging and what it means to grow older. The film explores the ways in which people navigate the transition from youth to middle age, and how they attempt to hold onto their youth while dealing with the realities of aging. The characters in the movie are all grappling with their own feelings about getting older, and the ways in which aging is transforming their lives and their relationships.

Another theme of the movie is the theme of family. The movie explores the complex and often messy dynamics of family relationships, and the ways in which families can both uplift and frustrate us. Pete and Debbie’s family is at the center of the movie, and the interactions between the characters are often both hilarious and heartfelt.

This Is 40 was a critical success, with many praising the performances of the actors and the sharp writing of the movie. The film was also something of a box office success, grossing over $88 million worldwide.

In conclusion, This Is 40 is a funny and poignant film that explores the realities of getting older, the complexities of family relationships, and the challenges of navigating our personal and professional lives. It is a true showcase of Judd Apatow’s talents as a writer and director, and features wonderful performances from Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, and their talented children.

This Is 40 is a 2012 comedy. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 59.

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