This Is 40 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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40

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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Worth seeing--very funny, light on plot, but who cares?

By Jimojimo
Well worth seeing. Very funny consistently. Long movie, but there were not too many slow moments--there were always enough good laughs spaced into the one section where pacing got a bit slow, but...

What was that???

By dgblock
What was this? I wanted to walk out after 30 minutes but felt that for $10, maybe this movie would get better. Nope. It was disjointed and all over the place. Sure, there were funny moments but that...

This is 40

By Patrum
By the end of this movie, this couple of new 40s when from mildly likeable to loathesome, self-indulgent and boring. This is partly the result of of the fact that the movie is REALLY REALLY LONG and...

Melissa McCarthy's bit part, was the best part!

By Eyk3
I thought I would LOVE it as these two characters were my favorite part of Knocked UP....but it was just ok. I laughed some, but overall just okay. The yelling and whining got a little tiresome....

THIS IS 40

By Corrier
THIS MOVIE WAS FANTASTIC. IT RELATES TO SO MUCH ABOUT MARRIED LIFE, FAMILY, AND COVERS ALL THE THOUGHTS AND PHASES PEOPLE GO THROUGH IN LIFE. IT WAS FUNNY, IT WAS REALISTIC, AND IT WAS VERY...

Awful bore

By Marnie100
Not funny. Walked out after what seemed an eternity. I can't believe intelligent? people with money sat down and created this disaster. Hollywood steals money at the box office. What kind pf...

This Is A Lousy Movie and not funny

By DickDastardly
This movie was a huge disappointment. Knowing what I know now about this movie I wouldn't even waste a $1.00 renting it from Redbox when it comes out on dvd. I wanted to walk out about 30 minutes...

Awful

By stevens
Just watch the trailer and save your time and money rather than wasting it to see if this foul, extremely dysfunctional family will ever figure it out. It just goes on and on and gets worse and worse....

DEPRESSING!

By valentt
My boyfriend and I were so disappointed with this movie we decided to write a review; we don't normally blog or write reviews, but we hope to save someone the disappointment we have after losing 2.5...

Funny

By Howard828
I love this movie very funny. I think this is more for people that are in their late 30's early 40's. need to pay attention to what they say lots of funny lines....

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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 Pause for kids 16 & under Edgy midlife comedy has realistic relationship, thin plot.
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