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Rated R · 133 min. · 2012


In the new comedy from writer-director Judd Apatow, co-stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles from Knocked Up as an attractive but chronically unhappy married couple with two young daughters. That's really all you need to know, because This Is 40 isn't much of a movie. It's more of a premise upon which a dozen funny performers riff on hundreds of filthy jokes. At two hours and 15 minutes, it's extreme and exhausting, but it's often very funny, thanks to the mathematics of sheer volume. You'll have a good time, then instantly forget it all in the theater parking lot.

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There are hundreds upon hundreds of Apatow-style jokes in this thing: about colonoscopies and mammograms and gynecology tools, about escorts and Oxycontin addicts and French-kissing babies. I laughed a lot, even when I didn't want to. »

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Director: Judd Apatow
Writer: Judd Apatow
Producer: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel and Clayton Townsend
Cast: Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Megan Fox, Jason Segel, Chris O'Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Albert Brooks, John Lithgow, Lena Dunham and Charlyne Yi

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