Apatow Productions, Forty Productions,

Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox, Albert Brooks, Jason Segel, John Lithgow, Robert Smigel, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Annie Mumolo, Charlyne Yi, Tatum O’Neal

Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40, and Debbie is especially against the idea so she resorts to lying about her age. The two are growing apart, and are having all kinds of challenges with each other, while trying to deal with two teenage daughters and a father who wants to be close to borrow money all the time, and a father who is estranged and now finally trying to come back into life. Financial problem, in-law problems, child problems, and relationship problems abound in this funny “coming of old-age” film by Judd Apatow, as a “sort of” sequel to Knocked Up.

This is a film that may bore the crap out of young people who never plan on becoming old someday, but will strike fear into those who are approaching 40 and bring back fond memories of those who have long passed the half century mark. This is a funny film with gag after gag, and although Paul Rudd can be really annoying sometimes, it works for this film. You can see why Debbie is going nuts trying to deal with him, but she’s far from perfect either. A comedy romance, heavy on the comedy, and light on the romance, we know these two really love each other, but have just forgotten how to with all the day to day strife and problems. This rings so many bells for me, that I can see myself in this thing over and over again. It’s like a biography of all married couples. The humor is somewhat raunchy, but it’s adult fare. It’s not disgusting or gross at all, but it is about turning 40 after all, so the kids probably won’t be interested anyway. But for those of us old people, it was a really funny film, and a great rental for a nice relaxing evening at home. With the other cast members like Megan Fox, Jason Segal, Albert Brooks, Melissa McCarthy, Annie Mumolo, John Ligthgow, and more, the laughs really pile up. This is a good comedy.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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