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The trailer for Judd Apatow's This is 40 will make you feel young

Apr. 27, 2012by: Alex Maidy

When word came down that Judd Apatow would be making a sequel to KNOCKED UP, many originally thought it would follow Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl's characters through the trials and tribulations of raising their child. But, instead of a direct sequel, THIS IS 40 shifts the focus to Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd, the sister and brother-in-law to Heigl's character. The story still seems like the logical next step in following a married couple entering their forties and dealing with the curveballs life throws their way.

With the addition of Melissa McCarthy and Jason Segel (playing a different character than he did in KNOCKED UP), we have what looks like a solidly funny and real portrait of what it feels like to enter midlife.

THIS IS 40 seems to be a mixture of the KNOCKED UP/40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN school of humor and Apatow's more dour FUNNY PEOPLE. I personally have enjoyed all of the Apatow directed films to date and the fact that this trailer feels like it could have been filmed directly after KNOCKED UP gives me good feelings about it's quality.

THIS IS 40 opens December 21, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: It still baffles me that Judd Apatow got someone as attractive as Leslie Mann to marry him. It goes to show funny is sexy.
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4:12PM on 04/27/2012

Ummmm....

Other than Paul's taint bit at the end, that was very unfunny to me. And to be honest I hated Leslie's character in KNOCKED UP so an entire movie about her is gonna be a tough pill to swallow.

Just seems like a very unnecessary movie to make.

Also is Paul ever going to be in something besides a romantic comedy? It's really tiresome at this point. He's pretty much become the male version of Jennifer Aniston but with talent.
Other than Paul's taint bit at the end, that was very unfunny to me. And to be honest I hated Leslie's character in KNOCKED UP so an entire movie about her is gonna be a tough pill to swallow.

Just seems like a very unnecessary movie to make.

Also is Paul ever going to be in something besides a romantic comedy? It's really tiresome at this point. He's pretty much become the male version of Jennifer Aniston but with talent.
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6:28AM on 04/28/2012
I don't know about that now, maybe a few years ago yeah.
I don't know about that now, maybe a few years ago yeah.
10:11PM on 04/27/2012
Yeah, but...it's Apatow...it's, you know...different.
Yeah, but...it's Apatow...it's, you know...different.
7:43PM on 04/27/2012
It's bad cause he has talent and he's wasting it on countless romantic comedies.
It's bad cause he has talent and he's wasting it on countless romantic comedies.
6:10PM on 04/27/2012
How is that last sentence a bad thing?
How is that last sentence a bad thing?
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4:37PM on 04/27/2012
Uh, no thanks. Apatow is gonna pull his shtick again where he tries to make his oh-so-UNfunny wife seem funny, gotta have a bunch of dick jokes, gotta have jokes about weed, gotta have the movie be at least 2 hours, gotta have forced humor, gotta have a bunch of his friends join along in the cast, gotta crowbar his kids in there somewhere like he's Kevin Smith or something, and the list goes on. Besides Funny People and The 40 Year Old Virgin, this film has yet to impress me and will join the
Uh, no thanks. Apatow is gonna pull his shtick again where he tries to make his oh-so-UNfunny wife seem funny, gotta have a bunch of dick jokes, gotta have jokes about weed, gotta have the movie be at least 2 hours, gotta have forced humor, gotta have a bunch of his friends join along in the cast, gotta crowbar his kids in there somewhere like he's Kevin Smith or something, and the list goes on. Besides Funny People and The 40 Year Old Virgin, this film has yet to impress me and will join the shovel ware of Apatow films that are easily forgettable. Oh and Girls sucks, just pointing that out there.
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7:27PM on 04/28/2012
No. I really liked Apatow's first 3 movies, but
No. I really liked Apatow's first 3 movies, but
10:10AM on 04/28/2012
How does this have -13? Isn't it basically saying what everyone else here is saying? Anyway +1
How does this have -13? Isn't it basically saying what everyone else here is saying? Anyway +1
7:12PM on 04/27/2012
Is it just me or do they even seem to be the same characters? Its only a trailer, but were those two characters so good that they need a spin off film 5 years later? I'll see the red band trailer and the word of mouth on here. For now, neutral.
Is it just me or do they even seem to be the same characters? Its only a trailer, but were those two characters so good that they need a spin off film 5 years later? I'll see the red band trailer and the word of mouth on here. For now, neutral.
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11:40PM on 04/27/2012
I liked Paul, but hated Leslie Mann's character in Knocked Up. Their subplot was the least interesting bit in that film. I'd much rather follow Jason Segal's ORIGINAL character and his friends' whacky shananigans for a couple of more movies. But this, not really interested.
I liked Paul, but hated Leslie Mann's character in Knocked Up. Their subplot was the least interesting bit in that film. I'd much rather follow Jason Segal's ORIGINAL character and his friends' whacky shananigans for a couple of more movies. But this, not really interested.
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2:37AM on 04/28/2012
Leslie Mann is the most unfunny actress going around Hollywood. Her character in knocked up was so annoying that I was hoping Paul Rudd's character would divorce her ass for being such a whiney self centered bitch. No way I'll sit through 2 hours of a movie focused on her.
Leslie Mann is the most unfunny actress going around Hollywood. Her character in knocked up was so annoying that I was hoping Paul Rudd's character would divorce her ass for being such a whiney self centered bitch. No way I'll sit through 2 hours of a movie focused on her.
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7:33AM on 04/28/2012
Ah Judd. How you bore me. Your films aren't funny enough to be comedies, yet aren't convincing enough to be dramas. And each and every one would benefit from having 10 hours trimmed from the flabby, self-indulgent middle.

And I'm so over films looking a sickly shade of teal. Has anyone else noticed?
Ah Judd. How you bore me. Your films aren't funny enough to be comedies, yet aren't convincing enough to be dramas. And each and every one would benefit from having 10 hours trimmed from the flabby, self-indulgent middle.

And I'm so over films looking a sickly shade of teal. Has anyone else noticed?
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10:08AM on 04/28/2012

This already feels like

that one pancake too many on the Apatow short stack. I am so tired of seeing these people, fine as they are, in this kind of movie. They need to go away, for just a little while. PLEASE.
that one pancake too many on the Apatow short stack. I am so tired of seeing these people, fine as they are, in this kind of movie. They need to go away, for just a little while. PLEASE.
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11:11AM on 04/28/2012
What in the FUCK was that last scene about? Is Apatow smoking crack these days?
What in the FUCK was that last scene about? Is Apatow smoking crack these days?
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3:41PM on 04/28/2012

I'll give it a chance.

The trailer is nothing spectacular... As a matter of fact, the trailer for Funny People was much funnier. But, seeing as how I didn't hate Funny People as much as I thought I would, and I loved Knocked Up, I'll give Judd the benefit of the doubt...
The trailer is nothing spectacular... As a matter of fact, the trailer for Funny People was much funnier. But, seeing as how I didn't hate Funny People as much as I thought I would, and I loved Knocked Up, I'll give Judd the benefit of the doubt...
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3:49PM on 04/28/2012

Hmmm... It's weird to me how...

When Funny People was about to come out, people were so excited, as it was third film from Apatow, following Knocked Up and 40 Year-Old Virgin... Now, following Funny People, everyone is completely tired of him and his "schtick." Maybe it's because of all the films that have had the Apatow feel to them. It seems like there was an onslaught of them since Superbad. But it's only his 4th film... I mean, where would a lot of directors be if they were immediately dismissed after their first flop.
When Funny People was about to come out, people were so excited, as it was third film from Apatow, following Knocked Up and 40 Year-Old Virgin... Now, following Funny People, everyone is completely tired of him and his "schtick." Maybe it's because of all the films that have had the Apatow feel to them. It seems like there was an onslaught of them since Superbad. But it's only his 4th film... I mean, where would a lot of directors be if they were immediately dismissed after their first flop.
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4:28PM on 04/28/2012
That's a good point. I think the thing is that even the movies he produces have the same actors, fonts, vibes about them, and seem more or less the same as the ones he directs. The Apatow style feels relentlous.
That's a good point. I think the thing is that even the movies he produces have the same actors, fonts, vibes about them, and seem more or less the same as the ones he directs. The Apatow style feels relentlous.
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3:58PM on 04/28/2012
It looks to me that Segel is playing the same character....just with a job. And IMDB lists him as Jason just like in Knocked Up
It looks to me that Segel is playing the same character....just with a job. And IMDB lists him as Jason just like in Knocked Up
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2:43AM on 04/29/2012
How did that make you feel young? That made me feel depressed. Doesn't even seem to have a plot. Just a bunch of jokes about how getting older sucks. Really? Thanks for the newsflash. And as for the extra tidbit: "It goes to show funny is sexy." Um, no. It goes to show that rich is sexy.
How did that make you feel young? That made me feel depressed. Doesn't even seem to have a plot. Just a bunch of jokes about how getting older sucks. Really? Thanks for the newsflash. And as for the extra tidbit: "It goes to show funny is sexy." Um, no. It goes to show that rich is sexy.
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2:34PM on 04/29/2012
I didn't really laugh at all during this, but what do I know. I'm 25. Maybe it's for an older crowd?
I didn't really laugh at all during this, but what do I know. I'm 25. Maybe it's for an older crowd?
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2:48AM on 04/30/2012
Not sure what youre all on about, that looks funny. Tell you what Ill go watch it and have a good time, you guys stay here and complain about how much Judd Apatow sucks. One of you should probably create a chat group, that way itll be easier for all of you to stay on topic and focus on bitching about how Leslie Mann is annoying and Paul Rudd needs to stop being funny and start going after serious roles.
Not sure what youre all on about, that looks funny. Tell you what Ill go watch it and have a good time, you guys stay here and complain about how much Judd Apatow sucks. One of you should probably create a chat group, that way itll be easier for all of you to stay on topic and focus on bitching about how Leslie Mann is annoying and Paul Rudd needs to stop being funny and start going after serious roles.
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4:20PM on 04/30/2012
I'm there.
I'm there.
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