Review: This Is 40 (2012)

Judd Apatow’s latest comedy drama, spun off from his 2007 hit Knocked Up, is a long and extremely bumpy ride across the well-worn turf of the mid-life crisis. Funny only in fits and starts, it is likely to infuriate and entertain in equal measure – those with low patience thresholds need not apply. The increasingly vocal grumblings about whether Apatow should spend longer in the editing suite before releasing his films are not entirely without merit. Yet there’s fun to be had too, thanks to a pair of enjoyable lead performances and a sprinkling of comedic highlights which rubs shoulders (occasionally uneasily) with more serious-minded drama.

Full review: This Is 40 | Cinema Review | Film @ The Digital Fix

Published by Gavin Midgley

Freelance film journalist, blogger and geek.

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