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At Theaters: 12/21/2012 On Video: 3/22/2013
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 14 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600019
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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After years of marriage, Pete lives in a house of all females: wife Debbie and their two daughters, eight-year-old Charlotte and 13-year-old Sadie. As he struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie must figure out how to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of their lives... before they kill each other. In his fourth directorial outing, Judd Apatow's new comedy captures what it takes for one family to flourish in the middle of a lifetime together. We follow one couple's three-week navigation of sex and romance, career triumphs and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children.
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Comedy - This spin-off of Knocked Up is in line with that film and all of writer/director Judd Apatow's work: often raunchy humor, some dramatic elements, and a run time over two hours. Fans of stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann will be pleased by this big showcase though fans of Knocked Up may be disappointed that the leads of that film do not appear. While two children play prominent roles, constant language, raunchy humor, and adult subject matter make the film inappropriate for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Paul Rudd KNOCKED UP, I LOVE YOU MAN, ANCHORMAN
Leslie Mann KNOCKED UP, THE CHANGE-UP, FUNNY PEOPLE
John Lithgow THE CAMPAIGN, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Albert Brooks DRIVE, FINDING NEMO
Megan Fox TRANSFORMERS, JENNIFER'S BODY
Dir/Prod/Wri: Judd Apatow KNOCKED UP, THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN
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Production Notes Heading
Getting Their Act Together: THIS IS 40 Begins
A Family Ensemble: Casting the Film
Marrow of Their Bones: Music of the Comedy
Home Again: Locations and Design
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; 19 S-words; 5 GD's; many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity; brief unrelated nudity.
VIOLENCE: Comic hits.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Constant comic banter, often raunchy; kid humor; physical gags; drug humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good And, although This is 40 is too long and at times over-the-top, its essence is grounded in everyday moments and emotions that will have viewers nodding with understanding and recognition.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average There are moments of perception and sweetness, as per usual with Apatow movies. It's just too bad the movie's trajectory is formless and jokes built around petty marital resentments sometimes fall flat.

Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Average 'This Is 40' is a good-faith effort at a wry and realistic relationship comedy. But the sad thing is that those outtakes are the funniest thing about it.

NY Post Full Review
Below Average Because no one could be as whiny, spoiled, tasteless, combative and reliant on annoying stand-up comedy riffs as the entire cast of this film, the most disappointing one of the year.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 15 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (F)
1
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
Fairly High
67%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
1
Fairly Low
100%
30+Adults (M)
4
About 50/50
75%
30+Adults (F)
6
Fairly High
83%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 15 moviegoers:
Unfortunately, we weren't able to collect very many reviews for this movie. Our opinion collectors had too many other, more attractive, movie choices opening the same holiday period.
TEENS:The one female loved "This is 40."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The male and female reviews are as mixed as the reviews from the critics. One male loved it, one rated it above average and one rated it below average. The lone female only rated it as an average movie.
ADULTS:Half the males loved "This is 40." The other half were equally split between an average movie to a poor movie. The female reviews are considerably better. A third loved it and another half rated it as a movie they enjoyed very much ("Very Good"). just a few rated it "Poor." The very raunchy nature of this movie likely contributed to these lower reviews.

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