Friday, January 11, 2013

This is 40 (2012)


[more of a drama than a comedy]

This is 40 (2012)
IMDB- 6.4
Rottentomatoes- 51%
RJG Rating- 60

The changes in a couple's lives as they near the age of 40.

Starring- Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann.
Director- Judd Apatow

Leslie Mann & Paul Rudd do an excellent job as the lead actors.Both are fantastic comedy actors and they succeed at giving weight to the comic as well as dramatic sequences.Megan Fox has a short ,but she gives good support to the leads.Maude & Iris Apatow do a great job as well.All in all ,the cast is solid.

The story not only has a good concept ,it has enough substance in it too.But both arent mixed together very well.Comedy is light and almost disappears by the second half.And at more than 2hr ,the movie seems too long.

Judd Apatow usually brings out meaningful comedy,but this time he screws it up.He brings out the best from the cast ,but the story is a letdown.While the usual Apatow comedy is present ,it lacks the punch.The movie is not a full blown comedy ,but more of an adults drama mixed with Apatow gags.And towards the second half it drags quite a bit.On a more positive note ,the music selection was quite good.

Overall ,if you expect a comedy movie of the likes of Knocked Up or 40 year old Virgin ,you might be disappointed,but its still worth a watch.

Acting- 4/5
Story- 2.5/5
Direction- 3/5
Drama- 3.5/5
Comedy- 2/5
Romance- 3.5/5
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