Written August 02, 2015
This movie was just not funny with the exception of a few scenes that were really disjointed skits thrown into the movie. Were all the cast members great? Yes, but the unreality of a soon to be bankrupt couple that lives the lifestyle Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann do was distracting. Albert Brooks and his "jewiness" did not fit into their waspy lifestyle at all and his borrowing money from his kids was absurd. There was an opportunity to wrap this movie up with some happy vibes with some subplot surrounding a valuable John Lennon drawing that was introduced....and then forgotten about.
I felt that there was a series of arguments and revelations that somehow had to be strung together by a script and that's what they did.
Cannot recommend this movie.
Written November 27, 2015
This movie was very well done... Great acting by all characters. BUT...The F-Bomb was very close to being way over used. My wife and I, several times, were really enjoying the movie and then there would be a barage of F-Bombs in a scene that would ruin the moment for us. As we were leaving the theater, we over heard about five people make the same comment.
Written October 14, 2015
enjoyed the movie. was very down to earth and realistic in its portrayal of a married couple.the only thing i did not like was the young daughter cussed the entire time. pretty ridiculous for a 15 year old to say F***.
Written December 25, 2014
My wife and I laughed at and connected with this movie. Shows the beauty of marriage - all the highs, lows, fears, foibles and each emotion in between. The acting is good, the setups realistic, and the laughs spaced well. I never felt the movie dragged - good flow for over two hours. I believe we will watch this movie every time we are having a rough patch :)
Written February 01, 2015
Some films are not worthy of the mental gymnastics to critique, or discuss; cutting to the chase, this is a prime example of directorship/writing (Judd Apatow) gone rogue!
I remember 40; it’s been awhile but having limber retentive skills I can reminisce about the “times of yesteryear”; when marriage, children, merited respect, civility and a modicum of maturity, or at least the pretence of adulthood...
In this horrific scenario “Debbie” (Leslie Mann) and “Pete” (Paul Rudd) are children from Hades, cloaked in grown- up facades; their marriage is a sham; existing on primal instincts. Their daughters, “Sadie” (Maude Apatow) and “Charlotte” (Iris Aptow) listen to their foul-mouthed fights and naturally mimic the cacophony of vituperative verbalization...
If “This is 40”, it’s terrifying!
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