quote:Originally posted by winetarelli:quote:Originally posted by patespo1:quote:Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
I liked This is 40 even though Winetarelli's criticism is mostly correct also. Probably because I am 40 - was anyway when I saw the flick that I liked it anyway
+1. At 39 with young children I found a number of relatable parts. My wife enjoyed as well.
Neither of us went with the mindset that it was anything more than a good laugh.
I forgot my strongest criticism of the movie...
I am (all too) aware that when parents have mid-life crises they sometimes allow those to affect their children. And even sometimes they take out their own problems on their children. In This is 40 the parents, almost relentlessly, take out their mid-life crises on their children and the movie's point of view gives the parents a free pass on it. The free pass really turned me off.
To each his own, again I didnt approach it as something that I would set my moral compass by, rather a couple hours of fun.