Judd Apatow’s sorta sequel, comedy spin-off of the acclaimed film, Knocked Up, finds its way to release its first trailer. This is 40brings back the awkwardly dysfunctional, loving family of Pete and Debbie, who were Katherine Heigl’s character’s sister and brother in-law. Check out the first trailer after the jump.
Knocked Up is a fantastic look at modern family and relationships. Despite how often E! hits replay in their studios to have it air on television, I will always find the story captivating with its charm and wit. What holds together the film so well is the subplot of Pete and Debbie played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. They were the glue that makes Knocked Up the fun spectacle that it is.
I am upholding my bargain to avoid movie trailers so I’m not sure what is happening down below. Mute was on, so it was quite odd watching a trailer for a comedy with the sound off – it’s just a bunch of people talking. Without the context of the joke or understanding what anyone is saying, this film looks rather boring, which I’m sure the film is far from. If the sound was on, I would assume my tummy would be rumbling from the laughter.
It’s been over three years since we last heard from director Judd Apatow – he’s been quite busy as a producer lately on Girls and other film projects (Wanderlust; The Five-Year Engagement; Bridesmaids; Get Him to the Greek). I’m glad to see he’s back in the director’s chair. Since this was written and directed by Apatow, my expectations rest pretty high as he has proven himself to inject an incredible degree of heart and brilliant comedy to his work.
See plot synopsis of This is 40 courtesy of Apple Trailers:
An original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up as we see firsthand how they are dealing with their current state of life.
Like any Judd Apatow project, his network of friends can be seen along with a few new faces. Jason Segel, Lena Dunham, Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Charlyne Yi, Albert Brooks, John Lithgow and Annie Mumolo are also featured within this film. I really hope Seth Rogen makes a cameo too, but that is something that has not come up.
This is 40 was originally slated for a summer 2012 release, but you can now find it in theaters December 21, 2012.