How he manages to do this, straddling reality and movie make-believe with his real-life wife, Leslie Mann, and their daughters Maude and Iris Apatow, I cannot imagine. Every moment in their tumultuous household seems absolutely real. (Contemporary comedy’s everyman Paul Rudd is the honorary member of the Apatow clan, officially reprising his role as Mann’s husband from Knocked Up.) It’s not surprising to find moments of sexual intimacy and bathroom humor here, given the filmmaker’s earlier work, but This Is 40 tackles a wide range of issues, from marital malaise and sibling rivalry to living beyond your means and dealing with distant and/or absentee parents.
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