Saturday, May 25, 2013

Movie Review: This is 40

"This is 40" is from the director of "Knocked Up" and "The 40 year old virgin." It's about Pete and Debbie (Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann) who we met in Knocked Up in 2007. 

Pete and Debbie are approaching a huge milestone: their 40s. The movie follows their marriage's ups and downs, their two very energetic children, and their own parents. Pete's record label is failing and Debbie is struggling with body image issues and relationship troubles. 

After watching this movie Trey asked me why I had gotten it from Netflix. I explained that this was a "sequel" of sorts to Knocked Up, it was written/directed by the same guy and  had some of the same cast in it. We both loved Knocked Up and thought it was hilarious. 

We did not like This is 40. Neither of us found it funny and to be honest, I thought it was really depressing. As we were watching it I thought to myself "Gah, I hope we are not like this after 20 years of marriage." I also told myself that my children will NOT be like Sadie in this movie (I used her as an explanation to Trey of why I want boys, not girls. He understood). 

I really just felt like the movie was two hours of how-can-this-marriage-get-more-screwed-up and not-funny jokes. I did not enjoy the plot, most of the characters got on my nerves, and, like I said before, it was not funny and quite sad (not emotional sad, just pathetic). 

The only saving grace was Charlotte, the youngest daughter of Pete and Debbie. She was cute and her lines were short and quite comical as I could very well see an 8 year old saying the things she said. 

On a scale of 5 stars, I would give this movie 1 1/2 stars. 

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