The blog of Amon Warmann: Film journalist.

Film Review | This is 40


After a handful of producer credits, Judd Apatow is back in the hot seat for romantic comedy This is 40, the sort-of sequel to 2007’s Knocked Up. This time the director has turned his gaze on the difficulties of marriage, and his typically perceptive examination proves equally insightful and enjoyable.

The narrative focuses on the marriage of frustrated couple Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) on the eve of their 40th birthdays, and as the party approaches the pair must overcome their midlife troubles, in business and with one another.

Read the rest of this review at Screen Geek here.

One response

  1. Not Apatow’s best, but still pretty good when it comes to script-writing and getting the right emotions out there for the world to see. If this is what marriage is like, I’m scared as hell! Good review.


    February 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

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