Written December 24, 2012
This is real life and quite refreshing to see it on the big screen. For those of us near 40 in marriages that struggle/include fighting, kids who are sucked into electronics and question their parents, but still try to find a happy life, this is for you. I hope main stream Hollywood does more of this: blend old school feel good 'American' flicks with not so sexy, sometimes unhappy real life for the rest of us. On a sour note, could have focused less attention on the sexy character... it was forced and unimportant except to lure men into the movie.
Written February 24, 2017
Paul Rudd & Leslie Mann were Great but the rest of the Cast includingMegan Fox were awful in This Is 40. I Laughed maybe 5 times; 2 hours and 15 minutes. The scene where Paul Rudd takes a pic of himself with his legs up was one of the only funny scenes for him other than 2 scenes in the beginning.
Jason Segal isn't that funny like his Character (How I Met your mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall). But I forgot he was in it and a Special Surprise Melissa McCarthy was in it She made me smile.
Written May 24, 2017
Apatow does his thing again! He makes a comedy out of an introspective story about real people. If you are married and in your 40s, or even close to it, you will probably get more of a snapshot of your life than laughs. It was funny at times, but not drop dead funny. Melissa McCarthy was hilarious as always though. The good part was that Rudd and Mann give believable performances as the married couple from KNOCKED-UP that are still trying to figure themselves out in this phase of life - with kids, mortgages, careers and sex. The problems they had were things an audience could connect to.They could have cut 10 minutes off the film to move it along quicker though. Still, I enjoyed the ups and downs, and the reconciliations the characters had to go through. It may not hit the funny bone like you thought walking in, but it will make you feel something walking out. Don't miss the outtakes. Geek Soul Brother gives this film 3 out of 5 Cosmic Afros. Read more on geeksoulbrother.com
Written October 22, 2016
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 February 23, 2017
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.