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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for This is 40 can be found here.

Although there are no scenes with snow on the ground (they are in Southern California), other scenes suggest that the movie takes place during the Christmas season. For example, in the scene where Sayde and Charlotte are being driven to school by their father, Charlotte says to Sayde, "I'm telling mom!" (when he is eating hamburgers.) He replies, "We'll see what you get for Christmas...nothing!" indicating that Christmas was coming soon. In the scenes inside Pete and Debbie's house, we can see stockings hanging by the fireplace, another indicator that it is near Christmas. The best sign of the time this film takes place is when Oliver says to Debbie, ' I was there December 5th 1972 when you were born.' It states at the beginning of the film that Debbie and Pete's birthdays are in the same week so the date of this film takes part within 3 weeks of Christmas. The movie itself opened on Christmas day and enjoyed its run through January (in the USA and Canada).

"Yes, I'm Your Angel" by Yoko Ono. The complete list of songs heard in the film can be found here with their corresponding scene descriptions.

Also nothing new with Apatow's productions: the obligatory longer version for the home theaters. It's not 100% sure, but it seems that the DVD will only contain the theatrical version, which means the unrated is Blu-ray exclusive. Fortunately, they didn't make it all too much longer; the unrated just runs about 3 and a half minutes longer. But right at the beginning it contains a longer alternative scene where some stuff was removed for the theatrical version. Moreover, there's a little bit more additional footage than the difference in running time suggests. The additional stuff is as usual nothing which would have been too much for the MPAA to give an R-rating to the theatrical version. Nevertheless, there are some nice jokes which really spice up this version. Those who liked the theatrical version of the movie will also have fun with the unrated version, but it doesn't offer existentially important new stuff, so the theatrical version would probably suffice. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.

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