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This Is 40 (2012)

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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

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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 ... 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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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:

$12,030,690, 23 December 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,544,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,058,786
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Rudd nixed the idea of using a shot of him trying to inspect his own anus as the film's poster. See more »

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When Debbie is having lunch with her dad, Oliver, he pulls out his iPhone and it's clearly showing the dock connector on the top, and the phone would be upside down. After Debbie picks the phone up, it is the correct way when she is flipping through pictures. See more »

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Pete: Snitches end up in ditches!
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After the main credits roll, there's an extended alternate take of Catherine ad-libbing insults during the conversation with the Julie, Pete, and Debbie. See more »

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"This is 40" IS WORTHLESS!
3 October 2013 | by mitchco10See all my reviews

I just sat through "This is 40" , and I think they should rename it "This is Pointless". This self indulgent , sloppy , lazy , whiny excuse for a movie should have never seen the light of day , and to think it made nearly $80 million at the box office is an embarrassment to people who have any taste for good filmmaking. While I have enjoyed some of the previous films of Judd Apatow, It seemed the studio had so much confidence in his previous track record that they just gave him a bunch of money and said "Do whatever you want" , and that's what he did , and that's what we got. The enormous waste of talents like Paul Rudd , Albert Brooks , John Lithgow , etc. , is glaring , and I was just waiting for something, anything to happen in the movie to break up the monotony. The use of Apatows two daughters , non actors they are , was as annoying as the obvious lack of a script , and the fact that a lot of the movie seemed to be ad libbed , and really had nowhere to go, and basically wasn't the least bit interesting , or funny , just annoying. The movie went on and on for over two hours , weaving it's little plot of this annoying, self absorbed little family , the plot was about How Paul Rudds' record label was struggling , how Leslie Mann , playing his wife, ran a store which was losing money from a possible thieving employee , and how their daughters were driving them crazy with their daily demands. All in all , I had to go "Who the hell cares?" These self absorbed , totally unlikeable , totally unbelievable characters had nothing to say , nowhere to go , and nothing to do. If I'm ever going to see another Apatow project , I hope he gets his head out of his butt, and can make a movie with interesting characters and situations, instead of the loathsome , uninteresting characters and storyline that go nowhere, which is what this movie is.


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