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One of my absolute favorite moments in Knocked Up is a brief scene between Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, which takes place in the bathroom and has Rudd putting the offer of sex on the table, to which Mann responds with a grunt and an announcement that she's constipated. It's honest and funny and a little bit disturbing all at once. The poster for Judd Apatow's This is Forty seems to revisit that scene in a slightly graphic way.
Described as a "sort-of sequel" to Knocked Up, This is 40 will expand on the story of Pete and Debbie, a married couple dealing with married life, family life and likely the humor in getting older. Screencrush shared the poster below, which has Debbie (Mann) brushing her teeth and Pete (Rudd) using his iPad and talking to his wife while on the toilet.
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Putting aside the glammed-up version of Mann's getting-ready-for-bed look (she looks a little too great for the moment, don't you think?), the poster finds the humor in marriage as it approaches mid-life, when a couple might use the bathroom together, leaving the door wide open. Because at that point, there are no secrets. Like the scene in Knocked Up, it's funny, but also a nod to the way the comfort-level of a married couple can escalate to borderline-bizarre heights as the years go by.
In addition to Rudd and Mann, This is 40 stars Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Iris and Maude Apatow, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Smigel, Charlene Yi and Albert Brooks. The film is expected to arrive in theaters December 2012. More information can be found in our Blend Film Database.
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