Beginning with 2010’s “Funny People,” writer-director Judd Apatow transitioned toward James L. Brooks-style serio-comedies about relationships that dispensed laughs and discomfort in equal doses. Apatow bills “This Is 40” as the “sort-of sequel” to 2007’s “Knocked Up,” but this episodic examination of a couple facing middle age plays like a lengthy highlight/lowlight reel of serial familial squabbling.
‘This Is 40’
Starring: Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd. (Sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug use)