Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Review: This is 40

World of Blackout 77-Word Film Review

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This is 40
Cert: 15 / 134 mins / Dir. Judd Apatow

Dear Judd Apatow. Enough. It's been fun, but your self-indulgent introspective whining has taken the place of the humour; warm, gross-out or otherwise.
'This is 40' is a two and a quarter hour midlife crisis with a dick-joke every 15 minutes. I'm actually scared for Anchorman 2.

Your musician friends can't act. One of your daughters can't act.

40% amusing. 30% irritating. 30% dull.
Not good enough.
Love, Blackout.

Is the trailer representative of the film?

Did I laugh, cry, gasp and sigh when I was supposed to?

Does it achieve what it sets out to do?
Who knows.

Pay at the cinema, Rent on DVD or just wait for it to be on the telly?

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Will I watch it again?

Is there a Wilhelm Scream?

And because you won't be happy until I've given it a score...

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