We all knew it was going to happen, and now that it has, I couldn’t be more grateful. Pete and Debbie, the wonderfully bitter couple from 2007’s Knocked Up finally have their own movie. All I can say is it’s about damn time, Judd! This hilarious preview only solidifies my anticipation and gives me even more of a reason to be excited for the actual movie.
It’s called This is 40, and it follows the life of Pete and Debbie following the events of Knocked Up. Serving as a quote-unquote “sort-of sequel to Knocked Up“, This is 40 features many of the characters from the series’ first film, something I’m extremely grateful for. But instead of chronicling the beginning of a relationship, it follows what The Future refers to as “the middle of the beginning”. Of course, Maude and Iris, Apatow’s real-life daughters, get most of the best lines in the trailer.
My only fear is that instead of staying true to the events of the original film, they’ll try and capitalize on the success of Paul Rudd and Jason Segel and release a lazy product with crappy continuity. I doubt it, though, considering Judd Apatow’s truly never written or directed a bad movie in his life. And please, dear God, can we get a Seth Rogen/Katherine Heigl cameo?
Some new faces to the cast include Chris O’Dowd, Albert Brooks, Melissa McCarthy, Annie Mumolo (who co-wrote Bridesmaids with Kristen Wiig), John Lithgow, Lena Dunham, and Megan Fox. All these names seem pretty perfect for a film like this, with the exception of Albert Brooks who seems a little bit out of place considering his last, very scary role in Drive. Of course, only time, new trailers, and new clips will tell.
This is 40 trailer: