While not exactly suitable for a “family” audience, JUDD APATOW’s latest comedy, THIS IS 40, is every inch a family comedy. Revisiting the characters of Pete and Debbie from his hit KNOCKED UP, the film paints a genuine (and genuinely entertaining) portrait of a working family doing whatever necessary to keep from pulling apart at the seams. Written and directed by APATOW, the cast includes his real-life wife, LESLIE MANN, as well as daughters IRIS and MAUDE. Joining in are PAUL RUDD, MELISSA McCARTHY, MEGAN FOX, JASON SEGEL, JOHN LITHGOW, CHRIS O’DOWD, LENA DUNHAM and ALBERT BROOKS.
Facing entertainment reporters yesterday in Manhattan, APATOW talked about what he had in mind when writing the script. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
THIS IS FORTY opens in theaters 12/21