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Judd Apatow's This is 40 is a foul-mouthed comedy that wants to be a drama, but is really just a mess. The comedy within only seems to exist out of a lack of storytelling tact. That, and to make up for the cynical and mean-spirited nature of the stunted narrative, which would be better served as a sitcom with a laugh track than a feature film. Each scene seems more interested in telling jokes than advancing the story, a story that is often left behind, with elements dropped for such lengthy periods of time you can't tell if anything is meant to be important. Billed as a film that is relatable to the masses, I guess that is true when you consider the story focuses on growing up, getting older and dealing with it. But there are a few loopholes you'll have to jump through before you find kinship »

- Brad Brevet

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