This is 40 is why people lie about their age.

27 Dec


Judd Apatow’s follow-up to Knocked Up was a disappointment considering all the talent involved. Once again, Apatow presents a domestic comedy about “real life” situations that share time with dramatic decisions about life, love, and family.  Unfortunately, most of the comedic elements are flat, while the serious moments are too much of a drag to keep the film moving forward.

This is 40 continues to follow the lives of the married couple Debbie (Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd) as they both are turning forty. Obviously, the film has some strong points, such as the leading couple have wonderful comedic timing and on-screen relationship, but Apatow’s script is slow. The resolution comes about 20 minutes too late and the emotional drama between Pete and Debbie becomes tedious. It seems Apatow is too in love with his words to edit them. Older audiences may enjoy the movie more, but I am pretty sure this is why people lie about their age.


Adam’s Grade: C+

Chuck’s Grade: N/A

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