|This Is 40 (2012)|
|Rating: 6.2/10 (97,146 votes)
Director: Judd Apatow
Writer: Judd Apatow, Judd Apatow (based on characters created by)
Stars: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow
Runtime: 134 min
Released: 21 Dec 2012
|Plot: Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.|
The film begins with couple Debbie (Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd), first seen in Knocked Up; they are having sex on Debbie’s 40th birthday. Pete reveals that he took a Viagra given to him by his friend Barry (Rob Smigel); this enrages Debbie and they stop. Debbie is angered that she is turning 40.
After five years, Debbie owns a boutique with Desi (Megan Fox) and Jodi (Charlyne Yi) working for her. Pete owns his own record label, with his friends Ronnie (Chris O’Dowd) and Cat (Lena Dunham) working with him. Pete’s business is struggling financially as he promotes the reunion of Graham Parker & The Rumour. The couple also are having to deal with their daughters; Sadie, a young teenager, and eight-year-old Charlotte. For Debbie’s birthday, the couple goes on a romantic weekend to a resort. There they get high from eating “special cookies”, and fantasize out loud about ways they would kill each other.