Trailer for Judd Apatow's This Is 40 Hits the Web
04.27.12 by Chris
Since Funny People, Judd Apatow has stayed behind the scenes, producing hits like Bridesmaids, Wanderlust, and this weekend's The Five-Year Engagement. Apatow is returning to the director's chair, though, with This Is 40, the "sort-of-sequel" to Knocked Up, in which Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd reprise their roles as Pete and Debbie. In this first trailer we see the couple dealing with their two daughters and middle age.
Here's this quasi sequel's synopsis:
Apatow's first directing effort since 2009's Funny People — picks up with the family a few years after Knocked Up. Pete's music label is struggling and Debbie's vanity business, a dress shop staffed by the comely Desi (Megan Fox) and the awkward Jodi (Charlyne Yi), needs to help cover the household budget.
The movie co-stars Apatow veterans Chris O'Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, and Jason Segel, along with Albert Brooks and John Lithgow.
Of note, as someone on pointed out to Apatow on Twitter, this is his second movie with the number 40 in the title (the first being The 40-Year-Old Virgin).