Preview: This Is 40 (2012)


A middle-aged woman and her husband can't quite figure out what to do with their mid-life crises.

  • Poster: C-


It looks more like Sean William Scott sitting on the toilet than Paul Rudd and while I understand and appreciate what it's trying to say, the overly touched-up nature of the design is frustrating.

  • Trailer: B- / B


Paul Rudd is funny, but the rest of the trailer seems disappointing and lacking in freshness.

Having seen the film, perhaps this looks funnier, but that may also be because they put some of the funniest moments from the film in the trailer, leaving quite a bit of less-than-funny stuff in the film itself. This should do nicely in selling the film to certain demographics, but may result in disappointment among cinemagoers.

Oscar Prospects:

It's late-year launch might mean a push for its actors, but I just can't see the Academy embracing this film.

Release Date:

  • December 21, 2012