Written January 26, 2015
slow start. had some funny moments. the trailers and the outakes at the ending credits that we saw were the best part of the movie.
the leads in the movie were good. the kids were funny, specially the older daughter. melissa macarthy was hilarious. more thought provoking about middle age than funny.
Written December 27, 2014
This is only the second movie I have ever walked out of. The folks in front of me left also but much earlier on. I am usually game for just about anything as long as it is well done but this was a pathetic attempt at comedy and totally not funny. There was also one scene in there that has ruined it for me and Paul Rudd. I will never be able to watch him again without thinking of it. Oh well, there's always Johnny Depp to fall back on.
Written May 22, 2015
Very hilarious and a bonding marital movie for my hubby and me. The take away for us was that we were not so different than others in our lifestage--the stereotypes were so dead on that we were a bit uncomfortable (ie. sitting on the toilet playing Scrabble on his phone). We laughed so hard and will recommend to our friends in their 40's with kids. I do wish the F-bombs and cursing would have been used less frequently. It was excessive and had no humor because of the overuse. Great life-stage movie!
Written September 02, 2015
Need to cool the F bomb and the C word! Otherwise I had a great time - and laughed all the way through it. Paul Rudd continues to be a highlight in all his films. Love the twinkle in his eyes! Leslie Mann gives a believable performance - she's having a breakdown over turning 40. Wish there had been more of Melissa McCarhty. What a great comedic talent. Don't see this if you have a problem with crude. Do go if you need a laugh. I got my money's worth.
Written October 06, 2015
Lots of potential but it was hard to watch because of all the swearing ... Especially disturbing to see the kids swearing at the parents and the complete disrespect with which they all treated each other. If this is even a little but true, it's not hard to see why our kids from this environment would be messed up.