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Judd Apatow's Knocked Up spinoff might have a title

04.15.2011

Comedy spin-offs don't often seem like good ideas, but when I heard Judd Apatow was planning one? I thought it sounded alright.

The Rudd/Mann couple from KNOCKED UP certainly were one of the most entertaining parts of that movie, and a comedy about their further adventures doesn't seem like the worst idea ever.

The project has long been untitled, but Coming Soon is reporting that we might now know what it's called. The rumored title is now THIS IS FORTY, and reminds us that yes, despite his boyish looks, Paul Rudd is indeed 41.

This is probably going to be a bit autobiographical, seeing as Apatow himself is 43, and the other three fourths of the cast are his own wife and children, Leslie Mann and his two daughters, Iris and Maude.

As someone who hated FUNNY PEOPLE, but loved pretty much everything else Apatow's done, I'm looking forward to seeing how the project develops as he returns back to his comfort zone.

Extra Tidbit: He lost a few points for his unfunny badmouthing of Ricky Gervais though.
Source: ComingSoon

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7:31PM on 04/17/2011
FUNNY PEOPLE was a good movie. I feel like most people that went into that movie thought it was a comedy. IT WAS NOT A COMEDY. It was a drama about comedians, which made the movie funny at points.
FUNNY PEOPLE was a good movie. I feel like most people that went into that movie thought it was a comedy. IT WAS NOT A COMEDY. It was a drama about comedians, which made the movie funny at points.
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1:41AM on 04/16/2011

Who Knows

It's really tough to say with this one. They were really funny in Knocked Up. A whole movie though? I'll have to be optimistic
It's really tough to say with this one. They were really funny in Knocked Up. A whole movie though? I'll have to be optimistic
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6:53PM on 04/15/2011

gay title but...

it could be really good... Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller proved comedy spin offs could work just a few years ago
it could be really good... Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller proved comedy spin offs could work just a few years ago
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6:16PM on 04/15/2011

I want some FRENCHHHH TOAST!

Apparently my neighborhood looks like its got chicken pox because I can't wait to see it.
Apparently my neighborhood looks like its got chicken pox because I can't wait to see it.
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5:50PM on 04/15/2011
Apatow is only 43? Dude looks 50.
Apatow is only 43? Dude looks 50.
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5:13PM on 04/15/2011

Re-title

Not a good title. He can do better. Please. Do better.

Funny People was awesome, by the way.
Not a good title. He can do better. Please. Do better.

Funny People was awesome, by the way.
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4:36PM on 04/15/2011
Had FUNNY PEOPLE had a better cast, the story might've been bearable. Overall it really was just greed that ruined the project, every other film was an Aptow, Rogen production the market had been over saturated. Im not that interested in Apatow now due to FUNNY PEOPLE, but I do enjoy Rudd so Ill give it a shot
Had FUNNY PEOPLE had a better cast, the story might've been bearable. Overall it really was just greed that ruined the project, every other film was an Aptow, Rogen production the market had been over saturated. Im not that interested in Apatow now due to FUNNY PEOPLE, but I do enjoy Rudd so Ill give it a shot
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5:05PM on 04/15/2011
I guess it's two different moviegoing experiences, but I thought FUNNY PEOPLE was the best thing he's done. Yeah, the ending drags, but that was good, real, stuff there...
I guess it's two different moviegoing experiences, but I thought FUNNY PEOPLE was the best thing he's done. Yeah, the ending drags, but that was good, real, stuff there...
4:34PM on 04/15/2011
I like all his stuff, saw him walking around comicon and he was nice - tidbit is totally true though.
I like all his stuff, saw him walking around comicon and he was nice - tidbit is totally true though.
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4:23PM on 04/15/2011
he indeed lost some points with me for badmouthing ricky gervais. But ive loved everything apatow has done i really liked funny people. Actually besides punch drunk love funny people was the only other performance from Adam Sandler ive liked.
he indeed lost some points with me for badmouthing ricky gervais. But ive loved everything apatow has done i really liked funny people. Actually besides punch drunk love funny people was the only other performance from Adam Sandler ive liked.
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4:01PM on 04/15/2011
I almost feel bad for people who don't appreciate Funny People. It's clearly not as funny as his first two films, but to me it's just as good. Perfect example of an audience wanting one specific thing from a director. Sandler was GREAT, Bana was criminally underappreciated and hilarious, and I thought in general it was just a really refreshing take on a genre that generally spits out the exact same type of movie. Oh well.
I almost feel bad for people who don't appreciate Funny People. It's clearly not as funny as his first two films, but to me it's just as good. Perfect example of an audience wanting one specific thing from a director. Sandler was GREAT, Bana was criminally underappreciated and hilarious, and I thought in general it was just a really refreshing take on a genre that generally spits out the exact same type of movie. Oh well.
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5:08PM on 04/15/2011
Great movie. One of the best of the year, actually. Two different mentalities. Fart jokes or big questions? I'm more of a seeker, personally. Not that I don't appreciate the occasional fart joke. Funny People was awesome.
Great movie. One of the best of the year, actually. Two different mentalities. Fart jokes or big questions? I'm more of a seeker, personally. Not that I don't appreciate the occasional fart joke. Funny People was awesome.
5:52PM on 04/15/2011
You can't make a comedy about stand-up comics and NOT make the comics hilarious on screen. Funny People's stand-up bits were not great. When James Taylor has the funniest line at a stand-up show in your film, you know there are issues.
You can't make a comedy about stand-up comics and NOT make the comics hilarious on screen. Funny People's stand-up bits were not great. When James Taylor has the funniest line at a stand-up show in your film, you know there are issues.
3:30PM on 04/15/2011
This sounds promising. I'm w/ Tassi... I HATED Funny People as well, but enjoyed 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up.
This sounds promising. I'm w/ Tassi... I HATED Funny People as well, but enjoyed 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up.
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5:10PM on 04/15/2011
What is wrong with you people? Funny People is great... and has depth.

And yes, I mean "you people".
What is wrong with you people? Funny People is great... and has depth.

And yes, I mean "you people".
3:05PM on 04/15/2011
I don't care what people say, I think Apatow is the John Hughes on this generation. He set the bar for rauchy comedies. After watching Funny People a few more times, I didn't think it was all bad. Cameron Diaz, Fucccccckkkkkkkk!! Lol
I don't care what people say, I think Apatow is the John Hughes on this generation. He set the bar for rauchy comedies. After watching Funny People a few more times, I didn't think it was all bad. Cameron Diaz, Fucccccckkkkkkkk!! Lol
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