This is a "Sequel"

Earlier this week I watched "This is 40" (2012).

I hadn't realized how long it had been since I had seen this, I figured I had seen it this year but it seems I had not. I seem to rewatch Judd Apatow movies pretty frequently and they are easy to see years after they come out because Apatow chooses cinematographers who are very skilled. This is 40 has the cinematographer Phedon Papamichael who also tends to work exclusively with Alexander Payne. Knocked up used another cinematographer who doesn't have as lengthy of a prestige resume but he was cinematographer on Kids and Copland.

This is 40 is a clean looking movie with a smattering of laughs. It's an interesting plot, a little higher stress for me than I'd like but it's filled with enough comedic greats to use charisma to get by with Albert Brooks, Chris O'Dowd, Robert Smigel and Phil Hendrie in smaller parts. The Apatow daughters really come out in this movie as professional actors and the older daughter has one of my favorite bits where she is screaming in her closet about not having any clothes that fit.

Letterboxd review.

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