Sunday, July 12, 2015
Make it a double feature with Funny People and save!
Pete and Debbie (Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann), the in-laws whose marital strife formed the counterpoint in Knocked Up, face midlife turmoil in Apatow’s fourth and arguably most personal feature. The titular age sees the long-married couple tackling personal and professional hardships: his record label is barely solvent due to his unbending artistic ideals, and one of the two junior employees at her boutique (Megan Fox) is clearly embezzling money. Added to the stew are their strained relationships with their fathers (memorably played by Albert Brooks and John Lithgow), spousal tensions, and Debbie’s discovery that she’s pregnant. Apatow and Mann’s children Maude and Iris Apatow return as Pete and Debbie’s two daughters, now aged 13 and 8, and Apatow regulars Jason Segel, Chris O’Dowd, Charlyne Yi, and Melissa McCarthy contribute their distinctive comedic flavors.