This is 40 - does life begin at 40?

This is 40 - does life begin at 40?

This Is 40


Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, John Lithgow, Megan Fox, Jason Segel, Melissa McCarthy, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow
Director: Judd Apatow
Genre: Comedy
Rating: MA15+
Duration: 128 minutes

Judd Apatow, director of Knocked Up and 40 Year Old Virgin, brings This is 40, an unfiltered and comedic look inside family life and the stuggles of a couple approaching their forties, starring Paul Rudd (40 year Old Virgin, The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Leslie Mann (Big Daddy, Knocked Up), Jason Segel (Knocked Up, How I Met Your Mother), Megan Fox (Transformers, Jennifer's Body), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Gilmore Girls) and John Lithigow (Dexter, 3rd Rock From the Sun), available on Blu-ray, DVD & UltraViolet from May 16, 2013.

Five years after we were introduced to Pete and Debbie in Knocked Up, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise thir roles as husband and wife this time approaching a middle-aged meltdown. After years of marriage, Pete lives in a house of all females, his wife Debbie and their two daughters Charlotte (Iris Apatow) and Sadie (Maude Apatow), played by Judd's real life children.

Pete owns a stuggling record label and Debbie is desperately trying to figure out how to improve their relationship, which has turned into a series of arguments, lies and blame as they both approach 40.  As they try to balance romance, careers, parents and children in their own hilarious ways, they must also figure out how to enjoy the rest of their lives.

This is 40 is a candidly honest portrait of the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood in the modern age.  The film follows one couple's three-week navigation of sex, romance, career triumphs and financial hardships, available to take home on Blu-ray, DVD & UltraViolet.

Bonus Features:
- Feature Commentary with Judd Apatow
- The Making of This is 40
- Music
- Deleted Scenes
- Kids on the loose
- Extended & Alternate Scenes
- Fresh Air with Terry Gross

"Fitfully funny Affair" - The Australian

This is 40
RRP: $39.95
Blu-ray RRP: $44.95
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Life begins at 40: For women at least


Two out of three men lie about their age while women thrive in their forties

A new study has revealed that Aussie blokes are fearful of turning 40 with twice as many men (69%) lying about their age than women (31%) however, surprisingly one in three men (33%) are pretending to be older than they are in a suggested attempt to 'peacock" and appear younger than their apparent years.

The nationwide -This is 40 Survey', commissioned by Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to mark the Blu-­‐ray™, DVD and UltraViolet release of the hit comedy This is 40, also found that twice as many men are likely to experience a midlife crisis than women as they tick over to their fortieth year.

Psychologist Meredith Fuller says: 'Turning 40 raises the anxiety in men that their best years are behind them."

'The survey results very clearly reveal that women in their forties are comfortable with who they are, while men between their thirties and mid-­‐forties experience lower happiness levels than at any other time in their lives," Meredith said.

'While men fear their careers are plateauing as the dynamic Gen Y's pop up, women are in greater career demands than ever – older women are the fastest growing small business owners and are feeling that sense of accomplishment and realising they can do it all."

For forty-­‐somethings, confidence counts for everything with half (69%) of Aussies not feeling 40 because they don't look it, and 57 per cent feeling the same as they did in their thirties.

Meredith adds: 'The results show that as people get older, their perception of their age and how old they think they feel gets further and further from the truth."

'Men also feel more vulnerable in our visual social age as they try to catch up with self care and learn about self preservation."

'Thanks to society, cosmetic surgery is not the taboo that it used to be. People are also more motivated to take care of themselves -­‐ look at Gwyneth Paltrow or Daniel Craig, they're both over 40, fighting fit and looking fantastic."

'Life just begins at 40. Learn not to fear age but see it as gaining even more of what makes you unique."

While only 9 per cent of Aussies bring in the new decade with a big party, the study found that generally men need no excuse to get on the beers with almost half (42%) regularly going out for after work drinks with colleagues.

Even becoming 40 is less confronting for the younger generations with 40 per cent agreeing that life begins at 40 and less than a third of them thinking the age to be old.

The study results perfectly mirror themes from This is 40 starring Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd in which they struggle through balancing careers, children and their relationship as they reach the big 4-­‐0.

This is 40 is available on Blu-­‐ray™, DVD and UltraViolet from today.

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