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This Is 40 -- From the director of Knocked Up comes a comedic look at an American family as one couple (Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann) tries to balance romance, parents and children in their own hilarious ways.
This Is 40 -- A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Judd Apatow (written by)
Judd Apatow (based on characters created by)
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Release Date:
21 December 2012 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Sort-of Sequel to 'Knocked Up'
Plot:
Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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I gave it a 10 because I didn't think anyone else would. See more (248 total) »

Cast

  (Cast overview, first billed only)

Paul Rudd ... Pete

Leslie Mann ... Debbie

Maude Apatow ... Sadie

Iris Apatow ... Charlotte

Jason Segel ... Jason

Annie Mumolo ... Barb

Robert Smigel ... Barry

Megan Fox ... Desi

Charlyne Yi ... Jodi

Hugh Fink ... Male Boutique Customer

Graham Parker ... Graham Parker
Tom Freund ... Graham Parker Solo Band

D.A. Sandoval ... Older Pregnant Parent

Megan Grano ... School Playdate Parent

Mackenzie Aladjem ... School Playmate Child
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Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material
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134 min
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Trivia:
Graham Parker's involvement with the film came about when one of Judd Apatow's friends mentioned to him that Parker had a blog and the most recent entry was about trying to get his music into films. The blog entry even had the sentence "Are you out there, Judd Apatow?"See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Pete refuses to have sex with Debbie and she walks away barefoot, but the sounds of high heels clicking on the floor can be heard.See more »
Quotes:
Ronnie:[Referring to Graham Parker video they are viewing] What are you doing?
Cat:I'm contextualizing him as one of the great figures in rock history.
Ronnie:You can't show him in his prime in '77 and then jump straight to him as he is now. It's terrifying. You have to reverse it. You have got to show him as he is now, very briefly, and then show him in 1977. You have got to Benjamin Button it.
Cat:I don't know what you're talking about. All rock stars are older now. Steven Tyler, David Bowie, Mick Jagger...
Pete:Paul McCartney.
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Movie Connections:
References This Is Spinal Tap (1984)See more »
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55 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
I gave it a 10 because I didn't think anyone else would., 6 January 2013
Author: chazzo-crw

First and foremost, this is the first movie I have seen in years that actually has something to do with my life. I read through the threads, and I wasn't surprised that people found it depressing. They were probably expecting to see Knocked Up or I Love You Man. It lacks the stoner cool single guys being all zany about porn. Instead the comedy comes from things that forty somethings deal with: mortgage, kids, hormones, diet, expectations, etc. I rarely get to see a movie about people my age or having problems and solutions that don't involve guns, drugs, superheroes, cartoon birds, and people who have 8 figure life styles without ever having a job. Okay, so he's a groovy record co. guy, and she has a chic boutique.... Definitely way more California than my life, but still it is pretty real to life. I will concede that there are some gags that don't quite work, but like I said: I'm stickin' up for this one because I think it is getting a bad rap based on expectations. Thanks to Judd Apatow for making a movie about life instead of (hip jobs aside) hyper-situational life.

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