Middle age seems muddle-aged in Judd Apatow's familial comedy.
Comedy Phil Bacharach
Judd Apatow has given us some hilariously raunchy comedies, but This Is 40finds
the writer-director in his grown-up mode, at least in intent,
extracting the funny from the advent of middle age. But his
understanding of life in the 40s isn’t necessarily the universal kind.