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Judd Apatow plans to make a sequel to This is 40 following his kids to college

Feb. 1, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Judd Apatow's sort of sequel to KNOCKED UP, THIS IS 40, may get a sort of sequel itself in another few years. The director mentioned in an interview that he would like to revisit the characters played by his daughters in both of those movies as they continue to grow up.

According to an interview with Apatow, he would like to follow in the film footsteps of a famous French director: “...I like the series that Francois Truffaut made where he revisited the same character five different times in five different movies. I think it’s fun to see people grow up. I’m interested in it with Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd’s characters… Pete and Debbie… but I’m even more interested in Maude and Iris."

Obviously the man is partial to his daughters but this would be a very interesting series. KNOCKED UP followed people in their twenties discovering relationships and families while THIS IS 40 gave attention to mid-life crises and financial fallout alongside the terrors of teenage children. A third film following the kids would make for a very interesting perspective.

Apatow continues to say “When we first met Maude’s character, Sadie, she was 8-years-old, she didn’t understand where babies come from and know we see her five years later and she’s just cursing and screaming and having teenager problems so I’m thinking that maybe in the next one she’s in college…or maybe I’m just lazy and this is a great way to make home movies…”

Either way, it cannot be argued that Apatow can pretty much make any movie he wants. THIS IS 40 did not get nearly the attention it should have during the Christmas movie season. I just watched it this week and thought it was quite good. I do feel that single people without kids will not relate nearly as well to it as those of us with wives and children. But, the signature Apatow dialogue is all there and I am sure a follow up with the kids taking center stage would surely be the closest thing to an UNDECLARED movie we may ever get.

THIS IS 40 will hit Blu-ray in an Unrated edition on March 22nd.

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8:34AM on 02/02/2013

Noooo Judd

Now he's making a movie of the two most uninteresting characters from This is 40, boo'urns
Now he's making a movie of the two most uninteresting characters from This is 40, boo'urns
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8:31AM on 02/02/2013

wtf???

he is very overrated! his "best" films don't even hold up after one or two veiwings.
he is very overrated! his "best" films don't even hold up after one or two veiwings.
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7:55AM on 02/02/2013
Yay, those kids totally need to be in more movies.
Yay, those kids totally need to be in more movies.
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7:08AM on 02/02/2013

Groan

Let me know when the guy gets back to directing real movies.
Let me know when the guy gets back to directing real movies.
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2:34AM on 02/02/2013

This is depressing.

He's becoming the M. Night Shyamalan of comedy films. Judd should go back to doing memorable tv shows like Freaks and Geeks.
He's becoming the M. Night Shyamalan of comedy films. Judd should go back to doing memorable tv shows like Freaks and Geeks.
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12:38AM on 02/02/2013

"...maybe Im just lazy and this is a great way to make home movies"

His own quote pretty much sums up my feelings on the proposed sequel and the rambling unfunny narrative of This is 40. It felt like he was running a highlight reel of his own life and filmed it as r-rated episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, all jammed into an obnoxiously long comedy.
His own quote pretty much sums up my feelings on the proposed sequel and the rambling unfunny narrative of This is 40. It felt like he was running a highlight reel of his own life and filmed it as r-rated episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, all jammed into an obnoxiously long comedy.
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8:57PM on 02/01/2013
Nepotism?
Nepotism?
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8:45PM on 02/01/2013
Fucking...just...WHY? "This Is 40" was like a collection of all the annoying characters from all of his films. Terrible and terribly unfunny movie. "Funny People" was also atrocious. I think he needs to stick to producing. "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" is still hilarious.
Fucking...just...WHY? "This Is 40" was like a collection of all the annoying characters from all of his films. Terrible and terribly unfunny movie. "Funny People" was also atrocious. I think he needs to stick to producing. "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" is still hilarious.
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7:17PM on 02/01/2013
I thought Apatow would be my new favorite comedy director after 40 year old virgin and knocked up. But Funny People was just ok, and This is 40 didn't appeal to me in previews (will rent it eventually). I'm really hoping he gets back on track, b/c he does have talent, but if this movie about his daughters is going to be like the college version of the show "Girls" he produces, count me out.
I thought Apatow would be my new favorite comedy director after 40 year old virgin and knocked up. But Funny People was just ok, and This is 40 didn't appeal to me in previews (will rent it eventually). I'm really hoping he gets back on track, b/c he does have talent, but if this movie about his daughters is going to be like the college version of the show "Girls" he produces, count me out.
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6:01PM on 02/01/2013
A sort of sequel to a sort of sequel to Knocked Up. Apatow, what the hell is happening with you?
A sort of sequel to a sort of sequel to Knocked Up. Apatow, what the hell is happening with you?
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4:52PM on 02/01/2013
It's an okay Idea, but I would like it if he just made a completely new movie. But I understand his goal in this. Still haven't seen the movie, and would like to regardless of the mixed reviews.
It's an okay Idea, but I would like it if he just made a completely new movie. But I understand his goal in this. Still haven't seen the movie, and would like to regardless of the mixed reviews.
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4:28PM on 02/01/2013
Okay. So Apatow is basically content in one not challenging himself and two trying very hard to make his kids movie stars. I'd don't agree with it, but the guy can do whatever he wants I guess. I always wanted a high school reunion movie of Freaks and Geeks myself.
Okay. So Apatow is basically content in one not challenging himself and two trying very hard to make his kids movie stars. I'd don't agree with it, but the guy can do whatever he wants I guess. I always wanted a high school reunion movie of Freaks and Geeks myself.
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1:05PM on 02/05/2013
but yet everyon eis ok with will smith and his tow kids being made into movie stars without earning it.
but yet everyon eis ok with will smith and his tow kids being made into movie stars without earning it.
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4:26PM on 02/01/2013

Ugh

These are the movies that should go direct to dvd. It's a shame that crap like this gets made so easily, while something good like Dredd struggles to find financing.
These are the movies that should go direct to dvd. It's a shame that crap like this gets made so easily, while something good like Dredd struggles to find financing.
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7:11PM on 02/01/2013
This. Dredd needs a trilogy!
This. Dredd needs a trilogy!
7:11PM on 02/01/2013
This. Dredd needs a trilogy!
This. Dredd needs a trilogy!
4:08PM on 02/01/2013
Could be a cool idea.

I would love for the man to do a Undeclared film. Now that would be an awesome film.
Could be a cool idea.

I would love for the man to do a Undeclared film. Now that would be an awesome film.
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3:42PM on 02/01/2013

Bleh

More of the same with him. Nothing new or fresh.
More of the same with him. Nothing new or fresh.
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