Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Movie review: "This is 40"

I generally enjoy comedies and even understand the dark humor that characterizes Apatow's movies (40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Bridesmaids) but "This is 40" was TERRIBLE!! What a waste of time and money....
First off let me say that the previews are very deceiving as they portray a light hearted, funny movie when in reality the movie is a total mess... it is no sequel to "Knocked Up" and definitely not nearly as funny...
It focuses on the totally dysfunctional marriage of Debbie and Pete and their screwed up family values...it is a lame attempt at describing a messed up situation and making it funny...
There's a bunch of scenes of them yelling at each other, their kids yelling at them, their kids yelling at each other and everyone yelling overall.. (yes.. lots of yelling in this movie!)
The movie is filled with distasteful jokes and excessive cursing, which in my opinion is never necessary..I couldn't get past the "F" bomb being dropped every 10 seconds when it didn't even make sense to do so (when does it ever make sense, anyways?)
The sequence of events is also all over the place and there isn't any closure to the movie at all.. The acting is really awkward and there was no chemistry between the characters.. it was a total disaster!  Stay away from this one! Ahhhhh!!!
You know a movie is bad when half of the audience walks out and the other half claps and yells "finally" as soon as the movie is over.. (yes.. it was THAT bad!)...
I give this one 1 out of 5 starts, only because there was some humor (probably about 10 minutes worth) and because the actors are overall good looking.. LOL.. otherwise it would have gotten a 0!

..and this was my THOUSANDTH POST!! Go me!  I can't believe I've written 1000 posts in 4+ years! ;)

3 comments:

Celeste said...

Believe me i have read hundreds of your posts. Congrats

Celeste said...

Believe it or not i have read most of them. -aura

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your review, I might have seen it but not now. Congrats on your 1000th post. That's incredible! I always admire people who write their own blog. Merry Christmas! :)
-Lori