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This is 40 is a comedy with a lot of heart

COMEDY WITH HEART: Joseph Akers says This is 40 is better for laughs than drama.
COMEDY WITH HEART: Joseph Akers says This is 40 is better for laughs than drama. Suzanne Hanover

Movie: This is 40 

Tag line: The Sort-of sequel to Knocked Up

Reviewed by: Joseph Akers, 13

Rating: MA

Genre: Comedy/drama

Run time: 134 minutes 

Joeden stars: 3.5/5 

Verdict: A laugh-out-loud comedy with a lot of heart

THIS is 40 is directed by funny man Judd Apatow who was responsible for comedies such as The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People and now This is 40.

This stars Paul Rudd (Role Models, Knocked Up) and one of my favourite comedy actresses - Leslie Mann (Knocked Up, 17 Again) reprising their roles - Pete and Debby, from Knocked Up.

Let me start of by saying I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I love the film Funny People, but I am not a big fan of the film Knocked Up.

This film had a sense of realism about a married couple, and it was interesting to see how Judd Apatow developed the marriage of the couple.

This film is very funny, and I had fun watching it.

But, when the film tried to be dramatic, and heart-warming, it just didn't work.

And that is because they develop very strong comedy and very light drama... it's like mixing butter with dirt... you can't eat it... or in this case, you don't buy it.

The acting I thoroughly enjoyed, especially Leslie Mann who was very quirky in her role.

Paul Rudd was very funny, but not as good as Leslie Mann.

The story is basically about Pete and Debby a few years after the events of Knocked Up, but honestly, you don't even have to watch Knocked Up to get involved in the film.

The jokes can be funny, and they can be dumb as well.

From the opening scene you knew who the audience was for the film.

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