Holiday movies 2012: 24 films that will get us to the theater
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'This Is 40'( Universal )
Release date: Dec. 21
Blockbuster, Oscar bait or something else? R-rated comedy, but probably one with a big smooshy heart
A sort-of sequel to "Knocked Up," Judd Apatow's "This Is 40" shifts away from Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl to focus on Paul Rudd's and Leslie Mann's characters and the challenges they face as a couple and as parents rounding the bend into middle age. Their relationship wasn't the focus of "Knocked Up," but it was pretty darn funny. A slew of Apatow regulars (Jason Segel, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Lena Dunham) are also in "This Is 40," so it might very well feel like hanging out with some old friends for a couple hours.
-- Rick Porter, Zap2it