I figured we’d better have a trailer this week, since Christmas will put a wrench into that plan next week (can you believe it’s in five days?!). This week’s trailer is This is 40 (everywhere December 21st – tomorrow!):
Judd Apatow’s latest film features some familiar characters. Pete and Debbie and their two children, previously seen in Knocked Up are the focus of the plot, which follows their marriage over the hurdle that is 40 years of age. I personally think that Leslie Mann’s Debbie was the best part of Knocked Up, so I was extremely excited when I heard about this movie. Her facial expressions and high-pitched voice are absolutely perfect for the dialogue in the trailer – I seriously hope I’m that witty someday. We can’t discount Paul Rudd’s Pete, however – he adds needed reality that keeps the relationship from being completely over the top (this was true of Knocked Up, and appears to be the same way for This is 40).
The trailer presents a film that looks to be very much Apatow’s style – outrageous and raunchy dialogue, memorable supporting characters, and a bit of heart (cheesy, but that’s really the only way I can describe it). I’m actually really excited that Apatow is focusing on this aspect of life – one that I think everyone can relate to. That’s where I believe this film will be successful. We all know that person like Debbie, have been those kids, have been in those situations. Women especially since every once in a while we go
batshit crazy a little overboard.
This is 40, based solely off the trailer, is clearly not going to be a ground breaking cinematic work. It looks, however, to be a relatable and hilarious foray in marriage and family with characters we’ve missed for far too long.
“I would enjoy our last few months together…but while killing you.” – Debbie