Judd Apatow's This Is 40 Debuts Endearing New Trailer

By Katey Rich 2012-08-07 11:18:01discussion comments
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Judd Apatow is calling it the "sort-of-sequel to Knocked Up," but we're just calling it one of the easiest movies to look forward to at the end of this year. This Is 40, Apatow's first film since Funny People, is coming to theaters December 21, and now a new trailer has dropped over at Yahoo! Movies. Take a look at it below.



As you can see, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are reviving their characters from Knocked Up, along with Apatow and Mann's real-life daughters playing the daughters here, but this time the family is taking center stage. You'd better believe Apatow is back in very, very autobiographical territory, and there are a lot of bits in this trailer that seem like they must be drawn from real life-- the hilarious opening conversation about second wives, or especially the playing Words With Friends on the toilet. There doesn't seem to be a plot here, exactly, more like a series of ruminations on a couple trying to stick together as they approach 40 and realize, well, they're stuck with each other.

But that's OK-- the best parts of The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Funny People all have less to do with the plot and more to do with the conversations Apatow writes among his characters, and how much he gets us to care about them even while earning laughs with some truly out-there jokes. I was one of the many disappointed with Funny People, but the idea of returning to Rudd and Mann's characters seems genius, and already in this trailer I'm itching to get a chance to spend time with them again. Let us know if you agree in the comments, and you can learn more about This is 40 by clicking here.
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