Written December 22, 2012
This is 40 is a great movie, it offers a multi scene, multi approach to the issues facing life at 40. While it was marketed as the sequel to the move "Knocked Up" there seems to be no real connection other than the cast.
Over all the move was great and offered rich emotional and comedic insight into the challenges of aging.
Written September 30, 2014
It was a very funny movie to go to, very vulgar and a lot of crude humor. If you're fine with this, than it's a must go to movie! laughed my head off!
Written December 28, 2012
This movie was a real bummer. I can't believe I paid $10 to see a movie based on mine and my friends' lives. If I wanted that, I wouldn't bother going to the movies. Yes, I get it, it is based on real people with real problems and I'm sure there are people out there dealing with these types of issues, but these characters and their whining and complaining and putting each other down was too much to endure for 2 plus hours. The kids' characters were funnier than the adults. Seeing kids like that in a realistic light was refreshing because 13 year olds are obnoxious and 8 year olds are innocent and sweet. But these adults with their ranting and raving just got old and tiresome. Albert Brooks was funny but even his character got old after awhile. There were some funny moments where I chuckled out loud, but they were too few to sway me into liking this film. Sorry Apatow, Freaks and Geeks was your shining achievement.
Written September 23, 2014
There were very few funny parts in this movie. For the most part it was just a couple fighting non stop. If I want to see that I can watch my neighbors for free
Written March 28, 2015
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.