Written December 26, 2012
My husband and I just left the theater. It was a horrible movie. Screaming at your wife and daughters that they should "have a ****" is not funny. Yes, there were funny parts.....but 10% was funny. 50% was slow, 30% was disgusting, and 10 was something too odd for words.
Written December 27, 2012
At least they actually used the child talent here. Had they not, this one would have been much worse. Still, this play is hardly the family comedic romp they're selling in the trailers. Is it a bad film? No. Is it worth the price of a movie seat today? That's a judgment call best left to the one that's paying. Given that particular choice again, knowing what I know now, I'd have waited for the DVD, cable or stream.
Written December 26, 2012
I was so excited to go and see this movie because I love Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann.....
while some parts were very cute, and some parts were funny, the movie was just tooooo
loonnggggg! Over two hours was just too much.On a good note, Melissa McCarthy was her usual funny self, too bad she was only in the movie for a couple of minutes.
Written December 29, 2012
OMG! This movie was so bad I wanted to walk out after the first 15 minutes. I did not but my spiderman senses were right. This is 2 hours of my life I'll never get back. Watching this family distruct itself on screen was painful. Are familes in today's society this bad we have to create a moive so the rest of us can suffer through this madness?
My thoughts: How could the director / writer place his wife and two kids in this movie? This was an unbeliveable casting error. If this is how his family is at home it's not good for his kids.
There was so much potential to be a good moive but it failed on each major story theme. I know the critics love this guy (Judd) but I also know they passed on the movie. I broke my rule and saw the movie after reading the reviews - never again will I overrule the critics.
The title of the movie should be "This is a Depressing Movie" vs. This is 40.
I'm adding Judd to my No Watch List.
Written January 01, 2013
LOVED THIS IS 40! Hilarious! I went with my husband and it was our first anniversary though we are now divorcing and we don't have kids and we are older this couple reminded us of ourselves with the constant fighting. They had the commitment to stay together! My husband does not. My husband sits on the toilet and I invade his privacy and ask questions and he hates it! So many things are what we and probably others literally do say and do as couples and yet think no one else does them - like the "BUTT" scene where the husband asks her to look to see what is going on there, etc. Typical! RUN TO SEE THIS MOVIE - DON'T WALK - RUN - RUN - RUN! We rate it a 10+ on hilarious! But I could see if you are younger and not married or not experienced some of these same things in life it could not be funny to you. The audience when we saw it on New Year's Eve completely laughed the entire show and all out loud. So enjoy it!