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This Is 40

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Overall 6
6.0

This Is 40

ComingSoon
17 October 2013
  • Excerpt: "This Is 40" features a lot of Judd Apatow's signature humor, a strong supporting cast, and a lot of familiar moments for anyone with kids, but a meandering plot and an overbearing lead character ultimately hurt the film.
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Overall 6
6.0

This Is 40

ComingSoon
17 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Even on the big screen most comedy isn't comfortable moving away from the stalwart set ups of situational comedy.
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Overall 8
7.5
Extras 9
9.0

This Is 40

Sound & Vision Magazine
14 August 2013
  • Excerpt: In This Is 40, Pete and Debbie are a married couple, two characters resurrected from Knocked Up, another Judd Apatow comedy from six years ago. Played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, respectively, both are now crossing that milestone age of the big four-oh. He seems to be OK with it, but she’s freaking out.
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Overall 6
6.0

REVIEW: Apatow Grows Up, Takes A Step Back With Messy 'This Is 40'

movieline.com
25 April 2013
  • Excerpt: This is 40 ends with a title card saying that it's "Based on characters created by Judd Apatow ." While this is true — the film's about Debbie ( Leslie Mann ) and Pete ( Paul Rudd ), who were supporting figures in Apatow's 2007 hit Knocked Up — it also feels like it might be more accurate for it to declare "Based on Judd Apatow.
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Overall 7
7.0
Movie overall 5
5.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 6
6.0

THIS IS 40 - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
22 April 2013
  • Summary: "This is 40" is a mixed bag of mild amusements that leisurely sputters along until a pat sitcom ending...
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Overall 8
7.9
Actors overall 8
7.8
Audio 9
9.0
Extras 9
8.5

This is 40 (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
1 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Did you like Knocked Up and wished that they would make a sequel. If so, you're in luck! Well, sort of. This is 40 is the semi-sequel to Judd Apatow's sophomore hit, bypassing most of the characters in that film and instead focusing on the secondary characters Pete and Debbie as they begrudgingly head "over the hill." This is 40 is now available on DVD and Blu-ray care of Universal Home Entertainment.
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This Is 40 Blu-ray Review

BigPictureBigSound
25 March 2013
  • Excerpt: The Film Five years after Judd Apatow struck cinematic gold with Knocked Up , the director is revisting some of the film's characters. However, This Is 40 doesn't check in with its predecessor's main focus to see how parenthood is treating the odd on-screen couple. Set five years after the events Knocked Up , This Is 40 isn't really a sequel as much as it is a spin-off.
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Overall 8
8.0

This Is 40

High-Def Digest
21 March 2013
  • Conclusion: 'This Is 40' may be far from 2012's best comedy, but many aspects of it ring hysterically and brutally true. Writer-director Judd Apatow sprinkles plenty of lowbrow humor across his episodic screenplay, which celebrates the foibles of family life and intimate relationships with underlying warmth, caustic wit, and deceptive insight.
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Overall 8
8.0

This Is 40 Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
14 March 2013
  • Summary: The following comedy has been approved for Appropriate Audiences by the Middle-Aged Association of America, Inc. "Appropriate Audiences" being those sailing through their thirties, approaching or entering their forties, or fondly looking back on the good ol' days, when kids had no choice but to sit down for dinner with mom and dad.
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Overall 4
4.0

This is 40 Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
22 December 2012
  • Summary: Like marriage, Judd Apatow's latest about a couple reaching the big Four-Oh is an endurance test.
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