Five years after Judd Apatow introduced us to Pete and Debbie in Knocked Up, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as the couple in the writer/director's This Is 40, a comedic look at the everyday life of an American family. What emerges is a portrait of the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood: sex and romance, career triumphs and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children and everything in between. This Is 40 captures what it takes for a family to flourish in the middle of a lifetime together, rendered with the unique intimacy of a filmmaker collaborating with his own wife and children.
The Newmarket Shooting Script Book includes:
- An introduction by writer/actor Lena Dunham written especially for this edition
- Judd Apatow's answers to "Five Obvious Questions" and an afterword on his writing/directing process
- The complete screenplay
- 35 color photographs
- Complete cast and crew credits
About the Author
In addition to writing, producing, and directing Funny People, Judd Apatow performed the same duties on the film Knocked Up, and co-wrote (with Steve Carell) and directed The 40-Year-Old Virgin. He has also produced Pineapple Express, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Year One, Drillbit Taylor, Stepbrothers, Talladega Nights, and Anchorman.