This Is 40
Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Melissa McCarthy, Megan Fox
It feels like a century since Seth Rogen floundered his way into bed with Katherine Heigl in 2007’s Knocked Up, but writer producer Judd Apatow is still on top, having fully changed the game of the American sex comedy (and done wonders for schlubby, chubby leading men). This semi-sequel—spinning off Rudd and Mann’s married-with-children duo—tackles the grown-up premise of maintaining a romantic spark, post-kids. Three additions to the story should liven up the proceedings: Bridesmaids’ McCarthy as a hilariously aggrieved fellow parent, Girls’ Lena Dunham in an unspecified role, and Fox as a sexpot more delicious than the cupcakes Rudd’s character continually inhales during the flick.