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

- This is awesome.

- Oh, my God.

Oh, my God.

This is crazy.

Oh, my God!

So incredible.

Do you want to know a secret?

I took a Viagra.


This is awesome!

Why aren't I

using this every day?

What'd you do?

Wait. Stop, stop, stop.



What's the matter?

"What's the matter?"

You just took a Viagra

to have sex with me.

I thought it

would make it better.

It was better. It takes

some of the pressure off.

Because you can't get

hard without a Viagra?

Is it because you

don't think I'm sexy?

I thought you'd

think it was fun

for me to

super-size it for once.

That is the worst birthday present

you could ever give someone.

I was just trying to go

turbo for your birthday.

My hard-ons are still in analog.

This sh*t's digital.

I don't want a turbo penis.

I like your

medium-soft one.

Look, I can get it up.

Just not that far up.

Come on. You were liking it.

Forget it. Forget it.

Debbie, come on.

All right, you know what?

I'll be honest with you.

Lately, my penis hasn't been getting

as hard as it used to, all right?

And it's kind of

freaked me out.

I don't know whether or not it's because I'm

getting older or I'm losing testosterone.

No, it's what I told you. Your

artery to your heart is clogged

because you eat so much junk food,

and you have high cholesterol,

and that is directly

related to your penis vein.

My "penis vein"? Where'd

you get my penis vein?

There was a whole

Dr. Oz about it.

Cholesterol is not

clogging my penis vein.

Maybe I can't

get a hard-on fully

because, you know, I keep my

phone in my front pocket,

and it's radiating my balls. I'll give you that.

That makes sense.

Where'd you even get it from?

A very safe

and reputable farmacia.

Mexico? Mexico.

Look at this. You want

that to go to waste?

Looks like a plant

trying to reach the sun.

Okay, well...

I'll do it for 10 minutes,

but you have to figure out what

to do with the other four hours.

Stop it. Dad, stop.

I love you.

Time to get up.

Your breath smells weird.

Wake up.

I really need you to wake up.

Wake up. Come on.

Time to wake up.




Make a wish!

Hello, Sayid.

Can I watch Lost?

You can't handle Lost.

It's too violent,

and you won't understand.

If I don't understand it,

why can't I handle it?

Because you're eight.

I can handle it. I've seen a

shark eat a guy on Shark Week.

Shark Week is fake.

No, it's not.

All of it is reenactments.

I know, but they...

And that's scary. You shouldn't

be allowed to watch that.

They show the reenactments,

but they actually happened.

It's gonna give you nightmares.

I can handle a nightmare. You're

a nightmare every day for me.


Don't eat that cupcake.


The one you just

put into the sink.

I saw you were hiding that.

This cupcake? You think I'm

going to eat this cupcake?

Yeah. I so don't want this cupcake.


You're still going to eat it.

I'm going to eat that cupcake?

Just put it in the trash.

What would you like to do?

Your choice.


Yeah, anything.

Just hang out with you guys.

Don't you want to get a

massage, or do something fun?

Forty's huge.

I'm turning 38.

Okay, 38. We will move on.

Isn't it weird that our

birthday is the same week,

and then we're going to have a

party, and it's just for me?

No, I don't think

it's weird at all.

Because you're turning

Come on, do you really want

to be one of those ladies

who's just so

insecure about their age?

And they lie, and then they gotta

remember, and it gets all...

You don't get it. See, you

don't understand how it works.

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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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