Megan Fox and Charlyne Yi (“House”) have some amusing moments as Debbie’s questionably effective employees, while Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”) appears only briefly, as the parent of a boy who crosses young Sadie, but boasts one of the film’s most hilarious scenes.
“This is 40” doesn’t have much of a narrative, it’s a little messy and runs a bit too long. Its target audience will be able to relate to it completely, however, and will leave the theater laughing.
Rental Recommendation: For a romantic comedy with absolutely no feel-good moments, try “War of the Roses.” Grade: B-plus.
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"This is 40"
Starring: Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Albert Brooks
Rated: R (for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material)
Running time: 134 minutes