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This is 40
This Is 40 opens in theaters December 21. Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures
This is 40
This Is 40 has no set plot or framework; it’s essentially just a series of vignettes set loosely around the week both Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) celebrate their birthdays. Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures