• Released
  • December 21, 2012
  • R , 2 hr 14 min
  • Comedy
  • 5,260 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A long-married couple (Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann) deal with personal and professional crises.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This Is 40 isn't always hilarious, but it's ticklishly honest and droll about all the things being a parent can do to a relationship. And...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
That's what makes This Is 40 so potently, painfully funny, even when it's gross. What other film would dare suggest rectal monitoring as a...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
In short, This Is 40, in tried and true Apatowian style, mixes weighty issues about intimacy and cohabitation with astute and smart-alecky...
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70

NPR

By Scott Tobias
Calling it a mess would be both accurate and pointless, because a tidier comedy would squeeze the life out of this vital, generous blob of...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Even with all its ups and downs, there are more than enough bawdy laughs and truthful emotional moments to put this over as a mainstream...
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65

Movieline

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Apatow's film comes across as overstuffed and understructured, a collection of elements that hasn't really been assembled into a story and...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The best scenes - the only time This Is 40 taps into genuinely messy comic anxiety - feature Brooks, who shpritzes shabby false confidence...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Give it plenty of points for brutal honesty. But This is 40 could have used more laughs.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There's a funny movie scratching at the edges of This is 40. Unfortunately, writer-director Judd Apatow sees himself as the John Cassavetes...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The real problem with This Is 40 is its lack of truth, that Apatow wanted to express something about married life, and it eluded him. After...
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Rated R | For Pervasive Language, Crude Humor, Sexual Content and Some Drug Material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Edgy midlife comedy has realistic relationship, thin plot.
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