Major Milestone? This Is 40 {Review}

Let me start by saying that all movies are not for everyone.  I know that.
There are some movies that I am SURE I would have loved years ago... and some that still have me asking how they get to be "favorites" that my friends will always recommend.
That being said...

I had the opportunity to watch This is 40.
I was headed to visit my family, so I took it along to watch while there...
As soon as I saw the "Unrated" stamp on there, I knew my mom was not going to be watching...
Also, as soon as I saw the "sort of sequel to knocked up" on there, I knew my brother WOULD be watching!  
It was funny, it was like Knocked Up weekend or something, as it seemed like every time I turned the tv on, that was what was playing...  But we did not watch it again... we just went straight to the new movie....

Yep, as soon as the movie starts, we have the two main characters having sex in the bathroom.
My brother and I looked at each other and gave one another the look of  "SO GLAD MOM ISN'T WATCHING as she would be freaking out already."

It was a funny movie... and I noticed that we were both laughing at the same (and also different) moments... but I will say this... I do not understand why producers/directors/writers (whoever it is) feel the need to use so much profanity...   It did not bother me as much when I worked in the bar scene, but now... I don't know if its because I am out of that scene, or if its because I am a mom.. but I just get bothered after a bit with it...

From the director of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family. After years of marriage, Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are approaching a milestone meltdown. As they try to balance romance, careers, parents and children in their own hilarious ways, they must also figure out how to enjoy the rest of their lives. Featuring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, John Lithgow and Albert Brooks, This is 40 is a candid and heartwarming comedy about the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood in the modern age.

Cast:Paul Rudd (I Love You Man, Role Models) and Leslie Mann (The Change-UpFunny People) head up a stellar comedy cast that includes Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Megan Fox (Transformers), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Ape, Terms of Endearment) and Albert Brooks (Broadcast NewsDrive), with Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Iris Apatow (Funny People), Maude Apatow (Knocked Up), Annie Mumolo, (Bridesmaids), Robert Smigel (You Don’t Mess With the Zohan), Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) and Lena Dunham (“Girls”).

Bottom Line:
If you can over look the profanity ... You will CRACK up laughing... 

I just wish Melissa McCarthy would have had a bigger role... She cracks me up!!!!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. Melissa McCarthy is funny.

    Thanks for posting the review.

  2. Nice review Noelle. The movie did have its funny parts that got me to laugh and I liked most of the acting, but I couldn't connect to this movie and I was also kind of bored near the end.


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