This Is 40

(R) ★★★☆☆

In the latest film from Judd Apatow, Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) reprise their roles from Knocked Up. They’ve reached age 40; there are money problems; Pete’s label is on the verge of insolvency; their sex life has cooled; Debbie becomes pregnant again. Rudd and Mann are incredibly skilled comedic actors, and there’s a lot to like here, with Albert Brooks and John Lithgow supporting to boot. But Apatow hesitates going deep enough, starting out well and bravely, and then settling for less.

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They started out a synth-rock band, morphed into a Springsteen tribute act and are now doubling down on a bet that what people really want to hear is subpar Journey power ballads. Moreover, the Killers gambled on bringing out a video for the third single, “Here With Me,” from this year’s tragically bad Battle Born. In a case arguing for the irrelevancy of filmmaker Tim Burton, this would serve as Exhibit A—a gloomy, lifeless mess starring actress Winona Ryder as a mannequin toted around an English seaside resort by actor Craig Roberts.

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