Rich and snarky (i.e. lovable) suburban business-owners with children make it meta in this collection of semi-improvised "crazy" situations. It's, well, you know, Apatow. I hate to admit how much I enjoyed it, even though the situations are often contrived to the max. Maybe because it's quite charmingly casted.
I hate myself for giving a 3 and not a 1 or 2, because it was full of marriage and gender clichés and it was conservative (god why don't any characters in US movies just have abortions??). However, it was still nice to watch and I got attached to the characters, Paul Rudd is on point playing the asshole.
Se trata de otro cabal ejemplo de la comedia entedida por Apatow: una serie de retazos de la vida cotidiana donde nada parece estar condimentado para la inmediata aceptación del público. La comedia de Apatow es una que intenta desarrollarse a través de momentos de melancólica amargura, una vida en la que se van sucediendo, de manera intermitente, canciones felices y canciones tristes. Ambas son partes de la vida.
Charming and often bang-on depiction of life over 40. The worn expectations; the acceptance of daily life; the wonder of how did I get here, yet beneath it all the love for the family made. Overlong and in need of a greater edit yet a satisfying watch featuring a dynamite turn by Leslie Mann with strong support by the reliable Paul Rudd. Apatow's kids fit the bill well. Closing credits a total howl.
I didn't want to like This is 40, but some of it was just too familiar to hate, even if I'm just nearly 40 myself. Seriously too long and for some reason the main characters seemed more tolerable here than they did in Knocked Up. Too many of the characters were in a haze where they should've either been beefed up or cut out entirely (probably the latter.) I wouldn't avoid it but don't knock yourself out to see it.