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.

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Judd Apatow

Writers:

Judd Apatow, Judd Apatow (based on characters created by)
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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 D.A. Sandoval ... Older Pregnant Parent
Megan Grano ... School Playdate Parent
Mackenzie Aladjem ... School Playmate Child
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Storyline

Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40. But instead of celebrating, they're mired in a mid-life crisis with unruly kids, debt and unhappiness mounding. Pete's record label is failing and Debbie is unable to come to terms with her aging body. As Pete's 40th birthday party arrives, Pete and Debbie are going to have to rely on family, friends, employees, fitness trainers, aging rockers and ultimately each other to come to terms with life at age 40. Written by napierslogs

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Taglines:

The Sort-of Sequel to 'Knocked Up'

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The part of Paul Rudd's father was written specifically for Albert Brooks. See more »

Goofs

In the initial scene where Debbie is smoking a cigarette, her sweater is buttoned-up/open/buttoned-up between shots. See more »

Quotes

Debbie: All of a sudden we're a magnet of negativity. What did we do?
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Crazy Credits

After the first half of the credits, there's an extended alternate take of Catherine ad-libbing insults during the conversation with Julie, Pete, and Debbie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray release included an exclusive extended version with three minutes of additional footage not seen in the theatrical version. See more »

Connections

References The Dr. Oz Show (2009) See more »

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Lucky Now
Written and Performed by Ryan Adams
Courtesy of Capitol Records/Sony Music/PaxAmericana Recording Co.
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So much potential but they just couldn't get there
27 December 2012 | by cherelle-ivonneSee all my reviews

When first seeing the trailers for this movie i was excited because i remember this couple's story in Knocked Up and it was hilarious but i think that's as far as it should've gone and i'll tell you why.

First the movie, for a comedy, is way too long. 2 hours and 15 min is a bit ridiculous. because of this the jokes were dragged out and it caused me to lose sense of the plot. There was so much potential with this story line and i felt it could've been so great and hilarious but they just didn't get there. I felt like there should've been a bit more drama to their marriage, it felt as if they were trying to make it seem so realistic that it came off fake. a lot of the problems they were experiencing does happen to real life middle aged couples but not to the extreme like they portrayed it. There were some familiar faces and others were just random (megan fox) lol but i also think a little bit more development for the new characters and maybe the old would've been nice as well. I wanted to like this movie so much because it had so many good parts where it could've been great. Maybe if they added a small portion towards the end of the movie interviewing real life 40 something year old couples and had little exerpts that would have also made the movie a bit closer to home.

All in all i do feel pocket hurt for spending 11.50 to see this movie because i was simply disappointed. Would i recommend This is 40? Probably not.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

This Is Forty See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,579,175, 23 December 2012

Gross USA:

$67,544,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,215,156
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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