One could guess from the first few trailers that Judd Apatow‘s next project would be relatively tamer than his last efforts, as the helmer deals with characters going through mid-life events, but we were confident that it would still pack at least a portion of his crude brand of hour. Now, with a new red band trailer for This Is 40, those suspicions are confirmed as Apatow’s touch remains, but the raunchiness looks to be reeled back. From Paul Rudd‘s Viagra problems to Megan Fox‘s moustache questioning, this is a funny look at some new footage from the upcoming comedy. Check it out below thanks to Funny or Die for the film also starring Leslie Mann, John Lithgow, Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Smigel, Charlene Yi and Albert Brooks.
After years of marriage, Pete lives in a house of all females: wife Debbie and their two daughters, eight-year-old Charlotte (Iris Apatow) and 13-year-old Sadie (Maude Apatow). As he struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie must figure out how to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of their lives…before they kill each other.
In his fourth directorial outing, Apatow’s new comedy captures what it takes for one family to flourish in the middle of a lifetime together.
What emerges is a deeply honest portrait of the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood in the modern age. Through the filmmaker’s unblinking lens, we follow one couple’s three-week navigation of sex and romance, career triumphs and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children.
This Is 40 arrives on December 21st.
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