The ‘sort-of sequel’ to ‘Knocked Up’ brings us two 40-year-old parents having a mid-life crisis! The hysterical new comedy is a must-see this holiday season — here’s five reasons why YOU shouldn’t miss it!
This Is 40 is director Judd Apatow‘s latest comedy masterpiece! He’s given us past blockbusters like Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Superbad and his newest project will have you in stitches just like his past hits. The movie centers around married couple Deb (Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd), and their two children, on the week of their 40th birthdays. The film follows their struggles of getting healthy, spending more quality time with their kids and spicing up their sex life. Though some scenes verge on vulgar (don’t bring your kid brother), you’ll be LOL-ing from your seat throughout the entire movie!
Here are five reasons to see the flick:
1) The script is honest and real.
The cast is hysterical, but the dialogue will have you thinking, I’ve had the same conversation with my family! Between the funny moments, there are almost heartfelt scenes that are honest, real and raw.
2) You don’t have to be 40 to appreciate it.
You don’t have to be 40, married or have kids to appreciate the flick. It’s relatable for everyone!
3) The kids are scene-stealers!
Debbie and Pete’s children, Charlotte and Sadie, are hysterical! The kids are Judd and Leslie’s real-life children — Maude and Iris Apatow — and they obviously inherited the funny gene!
4) There are a lot of celeb cameos!
Do yourself a favor and don’t check the IMDB page — there are a bunch of unexpected cameos from super funny actors (and musicians!). The surprise will be worth it!
5) The cast has amazing chemistry.
It helps that the two kids are actually Leslie’s own daughters, but her relationship with Paul is believable and effortless.
This Is 40 opens on Dec. 21. Will YOU go see this new comedy, HollywoodLifers?
— Dory Larrabee
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