Grade • B+
DVD • Judd Apatow’s "This Is 40" finds the rough humor and touching heartbreak of midlife.
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Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Mrs. Apatow, Leslie Mann), the married side characters from "Knocked Up," take center stage as they hit the big four-oh hard. Pete tries to hide the economic troubles of his fledgling record label, while Debbie lies about her age and frantically tries to impose a healthy lifestyle on the family.
Even with a sprawling cast (including Albert Brooks and John Lithgow as the couple’s fathers, as well as comic stars Lena Dunham, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segel and others), the leads shine — with Mann especially winning as the sharp-tongued yet vulnerable Debbie.
The disc include an unrated version, with about three minutes of material not in the R-rated theatrical release.
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