Written February 08, 2016
I was really disappointed with this movie. I guess I expected a smart, mature comedy and this movie did not live up to those expectations. The funny scenes were all in the trailer!
Written May 30, 2016
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 June 27, 2016
"This is 40" has a great cast and lots of one-liners and after 20, then 30, then 40 minutes of no plot development, we had a growing sens of unease that this movie was going nowhere slowly (2:20 of slow). And that is exactly what it did until we walked out. As for friends who went with us but sat elsewhere in the theatre, they were grumpy we didn't tell them we were walking out as they would have joined us – and demanded their money back. Bottom line: Boring. Plotless. Joyless.
Director Apatow edited the January Vanity Fair issue (which is brilliant). This is not brilliant. This is an awkward comedy that misses its mark the way a lot of SNL comedies are "amusing" but not actually funny.
Written June 29, 2016
It was funny and I need a good laugh - but also has a serious edge which I also enjoyed. Stay for the end credits for an extra chuckle.
Written July 25, 2016
This movie was hilarious! We really enjoyed it. The writing was brilliant! Definitely not a kids movie, as the language was not appropriate for little ones. Make sure you stay for the out takes, I was laughing so hard I was crying!