Universal Pictures: This Is 40 from Judd Apatow

Some of the funniest films of all time have been brought to movie theaters by Universal Pictures, and this December the tradition continues with This Is 40. The film, which arrived in theaters Friday, Dec. 21, grossed a solid $12 million in its opening weekend and another $4.4 million on Christmas Day alone, bringing its 5-day total to $17.5 million.

About the Film:

Five years after writer/director Judd Apatow introduced us to Pete and Debbie in Knocked Up, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as a husband and wife both approaching a milestone meltdown in This Is 40, an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family. What emerges is a deeply honest portrait of the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood in the modern age. Through the filmmaker’s unblinking lens, we follow one couple’s three-week navigation of sex and romance, career triumphs and financial hardships, and aging parents and maturing children. In his fourth directorial outing, Apatow’s new comedy captures what it takes for one family to flourish in the middle of a lifetime together.

For 100 years, Universal Pictures has been known for its diverse slate of films, including classic, high-concept comedies. Animal House, Bruce Almighty, The Nutty Professor, Meet the Parents, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Bridesmaids are but a few of the iconic and hilarious movies from the studio.

Watch the teaser and full trailer at www.thisis40movie.com.