'This Is 40' is a spin-off of 2007 film 'Knocked Up' and surrounds the lives of husband and wife Pete and Debbie. Debbie is the sister of Alison, the woman who the 'Knocked Up' main protagonist Ben gets pregnant after a one night stand. Debbie's own tempestuous relationship with Pete is touched upon in this film when she and him separate briefly after she finds out he keeps disappearing at strange hours to play fantasy baseball thus finding an escape from married life. 'This Is 40' follows their marriage in more depth some years on. Debbie is turning forty and is generally depressed about life let alone her marriage, Pete is finding more ways to escape and their kids are going through difficult stages.
This heart-warming comedy has the wonderful underlying seriousness of the highs and lows marriage goes through, but how it always has the potential to come out stronger on the other side. Directed and written by Golden Globe nominee and comedy legend Judd Apatow ('40-Year-Old Virgin', 'Funny People'), 'This Is 40' is full of the kind of rib-cracking hilarity he is so notorious for. Romantic in the right places, this uplifting movie is set for release in the UK on Valentine's Day February 14th 2013.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel, Chris O'Dowd, John Lithgow, Megan Fox, Lena Dunham, Melissa McCarthy, Ryan Lee, Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow, Robert Smigel and Albert Brooks