‘This is 40′ Featurette

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
By Kevin Crossman
Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann from This is 40

Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann from This is 40

A slightly R-rated featurettte for the upcoming Judd Apatow film This is 40 has been released. The video describes in more detail some of the themes of the film and shows some additional footage we haven’t seen in the trailers. For some, the nearly four minute video will confirm the suspicions that Apatow did not learn the lesson from Funny People (and Knocked Up and The 40 Year-Old Virgin) that the number of plots of characters should be kept to a minimum. To others, it is introduction to the many aspects of the film that will hopefully make it more interesting than your typical romantic comedy. We will see which “camp” is right when the film opens on December 21st.

A few other notes:

  • For those that care about such things, Megan Fox’s breasts are in fact not real. I personally find it appalling when actresses who have had breast augmentation play them off as natural as a matter of course in a film/TV project.
  • They’re sure not keeping Jason Segel’s cameo a secret…
  • Maude Apatow seems to be playing the annoyed teenager really well. Would be nice if there was something more profound for the character in the film.
  • Isn’t this like the eighth or ninth time John Lithgow has played someone with dementia or Alzheimers?
  • After getting heat about the portrayal of Leslie Mann’s character in Knocked Up, it’s nice to see some deeper investigation to the less-than-perfect character played by Paul Rudd.
  • Boy that’s a great use of George Harrison’s “What is Life”

2 Responses to “‘This is 40′ Featurette”

  1. John

    I don’t know if Lithgow has dementia or Alzheimers. I think they were playing it as that he is such a bad grandpa. I don’t know if Segel is really a cameo. I think he might have a pretty big part. I’ve heard reviews that say Mann does an Oscar-nomination-worthy performance and that Apatow’s eldest daughter is excellent. And of course Rudd is hilarious.

    Reviews have been mostly positive so far and the ones that are mixed still say its hilarious.

  2. Mario

    Ah, yes. The trials and tribulations of affluent white people…


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