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“This Is 40″ Sort Of A Sequel To “Knocked Up”

Submitted by on August 8, 2012 – 5:05 pm Comments

“This is 40” is the (sort of) sequel to the movie “Knocked Up,” however it may not be what you expect from a sequel, being as it does not follow Seth Rogan and Katherine Heigal’s life after their whirl wind one night stand  and unexpected pregnancy.  Instead the film will follow Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd characters, Debbie and Pete, as they near turning 40.

This movie is obviously  directed and written by Judd Apatow.  Mann (Apatow’s wife) states in an interview with the L.A. Times “It’s about getting older, What the hell happened? Am I making all the right choices? Is this where I’m supposed to be? Is this it? All of those dreams that you had when you were young, all of the possibilities, when you lock into marriage and kids, do the possibilities dwindle or go away?” The movie picks up a few years after the comical happenings in “Knocked Up” and does not seem to say much at all about the first film otherwise. At this point Debbie is nearing her 40th birthday and is generally distressed about it.

We also see all the issues they face raising their two daughters (Apatow and Mann’s daughters) and other antics about their seemingly mid-life crisis. We will even unassumingly see some “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” like shenanigans in this movie when the couple talks about how they would kill one another, with Debbie even stating “I would just put poison in your cupcakes, that you pretend not to eat everyday, I would enjoy our last few months together, while killing you” This is a topic that is likely spawned after Pete has a conversation with a friend about how awesome life would be if their wives would just slip off in their sleep, then they could meet their new wives and “the new wife would be great.”  Over all it seems to be a mixture of “The Bucket List” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” with a Judd Apatow spin.

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The movie was initially set to come out in June but was swapped out so that “Snow White and the Huntsman” could compete with Relativity Media’s “Mirror Mirror.” Now with “The Great Gatsby” pushed back until Summer it is assumed to be one of the bigger movies opening around Christmas time. Even though it is not quite a “sequel” by traditional standards, it is still sure to deliver plenty of side splitting laughs while also making everyone feel something.

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Kimberly Bureau

Mother of two girls and loves everything about Celebrity News. Writer of “What The Hell”.

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