This Is 40 [DVD] [2012]

  • SKU: 8424043
  • Release Date: 03/22/2013
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (415 out of 452)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • Gag reel
    • Line-o-rama
    • Music
    • Feature commentary with Judd Apatow

    Synopsis


    This Is 40
    Judd Apatow's This Is 40 stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann star as Pete and Debbie, the same married couple they played in Apatow's Knocked Up. As the movie opens, Debbie is turning 40 but tells everybody she's younger. She runs a small, boutique clothing store that's breaking even financially, while Pete manages a retro-minded indie-music label that's under serious financial strain just as they are trying to launch a new album by Graham Parker. Their money troubles are compounded by Pete's dad Larry (Albert Brooks), who continually hits up his son for cash because he has toddler triplets after an overly successful fertilization treatment with his younger second wife. Debbie has daddy issues as well. Her father (John Lithgow), an emotionally cold, highly successful surgeon, seems to want no part of his daughter's life, even though they meet for lunch occasionally after not talking to each other for a lengthy period of time. All of these people, along with Debbie's trainer, Pete's employees, and salesgirls from Debbie's boutique, arrive at the couple's beautiful home for a birthday party where all the familial wounds are opened. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Paul Rudd
      Paul Rudd - Pete
    • Leslie Mann
      Leslie Mann - Debbie
    • Megan Fox
      Megan Fox - Desi
    • Albert Brooks
      Albert Brooks - Larry
    • Chris O'Dowd
      Chris O'Dowd - Ronnie



    Customer rating

    4.3
    92%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Apatow flavor lacking some spice

      Posted
      mrobvious1234
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Unlike other reviews, I'm someone who enjoys his films and not someone who goes out and watches every one he makes, even though I've never enjoyed one. I'm sorry to start out this way, but I'm very bitter about a previous reviewer. If you have never liked his work, why even bother? Anyway... I'm a huge Apatow fan, but I can't give this 5 stars. It brought together all of the elements I love in his films, yet lacked a little in each area. The casting is still the same old and I'm fine with that. The humor is more of the same, as well. Basically, it's all the same and that's why I can't quite love it as much as I'd hoped. To sum it up, it was a bit bland. The jokes were great, but never super laugh out loud funny that I expect from his work or these actors. The plot was almost too simple, even if that's what he was going for. It's a film, so it needs more drams, even if the subject is supposed to relate to everyday people. I just wish he brought the gut-wrenching laughs from his previous work. I wish I was more drawn in to the characters and plot, even if I automatically had bias going into it. Maybe it's because I'm not 40 and can't relate myself. That's probably part of it, but it was still lacking that Apatow magic. Overall, I still enjoyed it, even after all of these minor setbacks. I would definitely recommend the film to Apatow fans. I would also recommend it to those who enjoy these styles of film. I would not, however, recommend it to someone who has seen his previous work and has never liked it. You're wasting your time and money and our time and money by reading your completely irrelevant reviews. I could probably guess that if you felt Funny People was lacking, you're going to enjoy this more. Obviously, it's a guess. I'm not an expert or mind-reader.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Only for Apatow fans

      Posted
      Treydle
      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      What are the expectations you have for yourself? Successful career, comfortable home, happy family? What if all of that were in jeopardy and had no way to save it? What would you do? Pete and Debi (who we were first semi-introduced to in the 2007 film Knocked Up and played again by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann) are married, have two children, and both own their own businesses. Pete (Rudd) has left a major record label to open his own independent label where he can work with musicians he’s passionate about. Debi (played by Leslie Mann) owns and operates her own clothing store with two employees. Those employees are Jodi (played by Charlene Yi) who Deb considers a friend and a valued employee, and Desi (played by Megan Fox) who may or may not be stealing from the store but, with the huge influx of male shoppers thanks to her looks, those losses might be inconsequential. Pete is trying to drum up major public interest in a reunion album for a group that has great meaning to Pete personally but who’s never been particularly well-known. At the same time, Pete and Debi are both turning 40 within days of each other. Their two daughters, Sadie and Charlotte (played by director Apatow and lead actress Leslie Mann’s real-life daughters Maude and Iris Apatow) fight constantly. In addition, Sadie, Pete and Debi’s 13 year-old (played by Maude Apatow) has developed an unhealthy obsession with Lost. To add even more fuel to the fire, Pete has been loaning money to his father, Larry (played by Albert Brooks), in secret. In contrast, Debi and her father, Oliver (played by John Lithgow) rarely speak. I didn’t really enjoy This is 40 that much. I have never been a big fan of Apatow’s other films. They always seem to go for the gross-out factor and I have a low-tolerance for that type of humor. Also, there seems to be some sort of revelation every half-hour in this movie. “I don’t know what we’re going to do” and then twenty minutes later “we’re all going to be okay”. Apatow fans might enjoy this movie, I most definitely did not. I don’t recommend This is 40.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great comedy to watch with your significant other

      Posted
      MPD1123
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My wife and I watched this movie the other night. We're both fans of Judd Apatow's previous works. My wife just turned 30 this year, and her turning the big 3-0, well, it was a sensitive topic to say the least, so this movie had a lot of real life comedy for us. Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd are great together. The young ladies who played their children (Judd Apaptow and Leslie Mann's real life children by the way) were great in their own right given their limited acting experience. The only complaint was not enough Albert Brooks or John Lithgow. Especially Lithgow. His initial encounter with his daughter (Mann), which was intentionally awkward, was very fun to watch. The growth in the relationships between Lithgow/Mann and Brooks/Rudd was great to watch. I wish it had been explored more. And it would have been great to see John and Albert banter some more. Overall this was a very enjoyable movie to watch with my wife, which was what I was looking for. My wife loved and, and as they say, happy wife=happy life.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A great comedy at a great price

      Posted
      vr4dreamer
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      This is 40 brings together Paul Rudd, Judd Apatow and his real life wife Leslie Mann for this comedic coming of age story as the lead couple grow together, overcoming the struggles that life and love bring. While the material is sometimes hit or miss, consistently warm performances by Rudd and Mann help to overcome the scripts short-comings and quick (and a little too tidy ending). Fans of Apatow and of Mann or Rudd will most likely enjoy this and is worth a look even to non-fans. The Blu-ray itself has all the bells and whistles with a nice array of special features and the included ultra-violet copy makes this bargain into an extremely good value.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not a Light-Hearted Comedy, But Well-Acted!

      Posted
      di64
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      When I first saw the previews and saw that Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann would star in "This Is 40," I knew it was a film I had to see! It is quite funny, although it is also extremely sad how much fighting there portrayed and how dysfunctional and sometimes unlikable the characters are. The film bombards you with real-life depressing situations faced by a couple who do not handle them well, so it is not the typical "escape" I have come to expect from comedies. It is definitely not a film to watch with your kids, but if you are a fan of Judd Apatow films and the talented actors in this movie, you probably will want to see it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Comedy with a few flaws. Great PQ

      Posted
      TT55
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      This is 40 directed by Judd Apatow is a pretty solid comedy. It has its hits and misses but mostly for me it hit. Don't go in expecting Knocked Up or The 40 Year Old Virgin laugh out loud comedy. It has its moments, but honestly its more of a dramedy then an all out laugh fest. Personally I am a fan of Paul Rudd so if you like him you should love this movie. I would atleast recommend a rental, but if you liked Funny People, then a buy wouldn't be out of the question. The movie tends to be about 20 minutes too long, but that wasn't a HUGE issue for me like in some reviews, but I do agree it was a tad bit too long. Overall though I enjoyed the movie enough to buy it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very Funny!

      Posted
      mindmelt
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      'This Is 40,’ From Judd Apatow is a sort of sequel to "Knocked Up" except instead of following the main characters played by Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen, this is all about their friends, "Pete" and "Debbie" played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. While it may be a little contrived and some of the jokes fall flat, the overall acting and great supporting cast carry the movie. Apatow still delivers his trademark of taking serious themes (in this case Midage crisis and the stresses of work, parenthood, money and intimacy ) and working them through situational scenes that ultimately come off both funny and endearing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good flick

      Posted
      Pcmodemtcg
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      Basically a extension of the characters introduced in Knocked Up, this is a pretty funny and endearing gem that seems to be overlooked a lot due to public hatred for actress Leslie Mann, whom I personally think is a good actress ( she is married to the director, so maybe it is some illusion of jealousy that she doesn't deserve the part). She and Paul Rudd make a believable couple in their forties with many recognizable obstacles that most will agree come along with the aging process. Bottom line- if you are ok with Leslie Mann, you should enjoy this film.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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