This Is 40

Synopsis: Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40. But instead of celebrating, they're mired in a mid-life crisis with unruly kids, debt and unhappiness mounding. Pete's record label is failing and Debbie is unable to come to terms with her aging body. As Pete's 40th birthday party arrives, Pete and Debbie are going to have to rely on family, friends, employees, fitness trainers, aging rockers and ultimately each other to come to terms with life at age 40.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Judd Apatow
Production: Universal Studios
  2 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
134 min

I don't want to shop

at old ladies' stores.

I don't want to go to J. Jill and

Chico's, and Ann Taylor Loft.

I'm not ready yet.

I need two more years.

That is so insane,

it kind of makes sense.

What'd you get me

for my birthday?

Wait a minute,

I thought you said that

we shouldn't get each

other gifts this year.

What do you mean?

You're supposed to

get me a surprise gift.

This is a big birthday.

I'm turning 40.


Mom, why can't I get

new clothes?

What the f*ck?

Nothing fits me!

God damn it!

I'm going to go work out,

I'll be back in about an hour.

Hey, did your father call

to wish you a happy birthday?

No, but that's no surprise.

Come on.


You got to keep up with us, sweetheart.

Yeah, I'm in.

That's why your body

looks like your body

and her body

looks like her body.

Before, after.

Before, after.

You guys just go on without me.

I'm just gonna...

I think I gotta...


Thanks for letting

me join this team.

It's not really a team.

It's just a bunch of guys

that get together and ride.

- I know, I know.

- Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

Hey! Bike lane, asshole!

It's always the guy in

the fucking Infiniti.

Good. See, you're getting

tight here. Yeah.

This, we need to work on.


So, why on earth is Pete taking Viagra?

What's going on?

I don't know.

I think maybe he isn't attracted

to me anymore or something.

I don't know.

Well, that is ridiculous.

If you were my girlfriend,

I would not need a Viagra.

I would need

an anti-Viagra pill...

To try not to get a boner.

But everyone gives you a boner.

Don't sell yourself

short like that.

You give me a boner.

Barb doesn't give me a boner.

Maybe things are

just getting stale.

That's why if maybe I

work out really hard...

Maybe he'll be able

to get a boner again.

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Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow (; born December 6, 1967) is an American producer, writer, director, actor and stand-up comedian. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, through which he produced and developed the television series Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Girls, Love, and Crashing and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009), This Is 40 (2012), and Trainwreck (2015). Apatow's work has won numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Hollywood Comedy Award, and an AFI Award for Bridesmaids (2011). His films have also been nominated for Grammy Awards, PGA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Academy Awards.His producing credits include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Superbad (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Pineapple Express (2008), Get Him to the Greek (2010), Bridesmaids (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), Begin Again (2014), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), and The Big Sick (2017). more…

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