It's been awhile since we've seen a film that was directed by Judd Apatow (Funny People), but now he's back with a sorta-sequel to Knocked Up called This Is 40, featuring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprising the married couple roles they played in Knocked Up. Here, Apatow gives us what looks to be a more adult dramedy, centering on the lives of Rudd and Mann's characters as they near the age of 40, complete with all the crazy things that come with being 40, like asking your wife to awkwardly examine something on your ass.
Apatow's two kids also reprise their roles as the couple's children, who've gotten older since Knocked Up and find themselves obsessed with technology and disgusted by their parents. Jason Segel pops up for a brief moment, as does Bridesmaids' Melissa McCarthy, and we look forward to also seeing how Megan Fox, Lena Dunham, Charlyne Yi, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow factor into the film, which hits theaters this December. While the jokes aren't flying all over the place (this trailer definitely seems more low-key than something you'd expect from Apatow), we imagine the red-band trailer will include a few juicier bits. Also, like Funny People, Apatow seems to be heading in a more dramatic direction with his directorial choices. It's not all ha-ha, and as he matures as a filmmaker, so does his content.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
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