- (Reuters/Mark Blinch)
Leslie Mann and Megan Fox are starring in new comedy "This is 40," which is labeled by producers as "The Sort of Sequel to 'Knocked Up'."
The film is a look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of hit movie "Knocked Up." The film was released on Dec. 21 and has had reasonable reviews from those to have seen it in the first week of its run.
The film's website describes: "Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as a husband and wife both approaching a milestone meltdown in This Is 40, an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family.
"After years of marriage, Pete lives in a house of all females: wife Debbie and their two daughters, eight-year-old Charlotte (Iris Apatow) and 13-year-old Sadie (Maude Apatow). As he struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie must figure out how to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of their lives... before they kill each other."
It also adds, "What emerges is a deeply honest portrait of the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood in the modern age. Through the filmmaker's unblinking lens, we follow one couple's three-week navigation of sex and romance, career triumphs and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children."
Included in the impressive cast for the film are John Lithgow, Megan Fox, Chris O'Dowd, Jason Segel, Melissa McCarthy, Graham Parker, Lena Dunham, Annie Mumolo, Robert Smigel, Charlyne Yi, Lisa Darr and Albert Brooks.
In the film Fox plays Desi, who is described as "The ultimate female embodiment of youth, beauty and unintentional sensuality, Desi is a salesperson at Debbie's boutique, and a constant reminder of the "no-strings" singleton lifestyle that Debbie once enjoyed."
Popular comedy actor Jason Segel is also re-cast as Jason from the original "Knocked Up" movie. The film's website says about Segel's character: "Since we last saw him as an overly-confident slacker in Knocked Up, Jason is now an overly-confident personal trainer who longs to be a motivational speaker. Jason loves to give his middle-aged clientele equal parts motivation, inspiration and compliments on their physical attributes, which he quickly takes credit for."
The film is out in theaters nationwide now. A trailer of the film can be seen below: