Sunday, March 10, 2013

This is 40 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy March 22nd - A REVIEW

From The Director Of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Comes The Newest, Laugh-out-Loud Comedy

Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow


“High-spirited and hilarious” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack with Unrated Version, DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet, on March 22, 2013

A midlife milestone sends a long-married couple  into an uproarious tailspin in This is 40, coming to Blu-rayCombo Pack, DVD and On Demand on March 22, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Audiences fell in love with contentiously loving couple Pete and Debbie in Judd Apatow’s comedy sensation Knocked Up. Five years later Apatow reunites with his hilarious creations as Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as husband and wife balancing the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood with the milestone of turning 40. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a hilarious unrated edition along with more than an hour of extended and additional scenes, backstage documentaries andcommentary by the cast and of the raucous and raunchy comedy that Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman says is “laugh-out-loud funny.” 

The Blu-rayCombo Pack allows consumers to view This Is 40 anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. It includes a Blu-raydisc, a DVD, a Digital Copy and UltraViolet for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.

Paul Rudd (I Love You Man, Role Models) and Leslie Mann (The Change-Up, Funny People) head up a stellar comedy cast that includes Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Megan Fox (Transformers), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Ape, Terms of Endearment) and Albert Brooks (Broadcast News, Drive), with Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Iris Apatow (Funny People), Maude Apatow (Knocked Up), Annie Mumolo, (Bridesmaids), Robert Smigel (You Don’t Mess With the Zohan), Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) and Lena Dunham (“Girls”).

Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-rayTM
·               Unrated Edition
·               The Making Of This Is 40
·               This Is Albert Brooks (At Work)
·               Graham Parker & The Rumour: Long Emotional Ride
·               Brooks-O-Rama
·               Biking With Barry
·               Triumph The Insult Comic Dog
·               Kids On The Loose 3
·               Bodies By Jason Commercial
·               Fresh Air With Terry Gross
·               Deleted, Extended & Alternate Scenes
·               Over A Half Hour of Music with Graham Parker and the Rumour, and Ryan Adams

Bonus Features on Both the Blu-rayTM and DVD
·               Gag Reel
·               Line-O-Rama
·               More Deleted Scenes
·               More Music from Graham Parker and the Rumour, and Ryan Adams
·               Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Judd Apatow


From the director of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family. After years of marriage, Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are approaching a milestone meltdown. As they try to balance romance, careers, parents and children in their own hilarious ways, they must also figure out how to enjoy the rest of their lives. Featuring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, John Lithgow and Albert Brooks, This is 40 is a candid and heartwarming comedy about the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood in the modern age.


Cast: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segal, Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Albert Brooks, Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow, Robert Smigel, Chris O’Dowd, Annie Mumolo, Robert Smigel, Charlyne Yi, Lena Dunham
Directed By: Judd Apatow

Screenplay By: Judd Apatow

Produced By: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend

Original Music By: Jon Brion

Director of Photography: Phedon Papamichael

Production Designer: Jefferson Sage

Edited By: Brent Whit, Jay Deuby, David Bertman

Costume Designer: Leesa Evans


I really was in need of a comedy and I love Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann as a couple on Knocked Up so I was really excited to see this.  It was a very cute movie. I didn't quite laugh-out-loud but did chuckle. 

We start the movie with a sex scene in a stand up shower. It seems like a completely different movie and my husband perks up on the couch next to me after saying this isn't his "kind of movie".  Well, that lasts a moment and all hell breaks loose. The couple is fighting over the fact that the husband took a viagra! 

Debbie (Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd) are the quintessential, married couple with kids and have their ebbs and flows as most couples do. There is a moment when Pete is telling his friends that they are at that moment in the relationship where everything they say, makes the other person mad.  Who hasn't been there and can't relate? My hand isn't raised right now. 

There are moments are that very cute, and very sweet and funny. Melissa McCarthy as a very pissed off mom cracked me up.  While I was hoping for more hysterics I loved watching this couple who are trying very hard to head into their 40s with the best of intentions; changing their diets, working out, controlling their kids, taking care of their parents, etc., they are a lot hotter than most average couples so seeing them struggle to hold onto their youth wasn't something I found easy. Also, while they bicker, they are very in love and spend a lot of time talking and "getting along".

There are some very funny moments like Paul with his legs up in the air, a mirror posed at his anus and a smartphone trying to snap pictures of something he wants his wife to see by his butt and some surprises like Megan Fox and Jason Segel, who I thought were great in this. I am a huge Jason Segel fan so seeing him as a workout instructor with game was cute.  

See this movie! You won't be disappointed. I can't wait to see it again.

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