Monday, December 22, 2014

This Is 40 (Comedy 2012)

This movie didn't get a lot of good reviews, but I actually liked it. I'm neither 40 nor do I have any kids, but I felt like I could relate. A lot of things change when you get into your 30s and nobody has made a movie within that age stratum, so this is the closest you get.

The movie deals with "life" in that stuff happens to you when you get old, and you just deal with it all, but deep inside you're still a 25 year old who is just winging it and hoping for the best. I thought that the two main characters, Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd, did a great job in portraying an average couple with average issues and insecurities. Their lifestyle was a bit unsustainable, but it is a movie...

The film had a good number of humorous parts and an equal number of stupid and unnecessary scenes, but the good outweighed the bad overall. Again, if you're 18 and watching this, I doubt any of it will resonate with you, but if you're in that middle area of 30+ to probably 43, then yeah it'll make a whole lot more sense.
Rating - B