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Turning forty can be tough. But it is not just the passing years that are the problem -- or so discovers Pete (Paul Rudd) when his wife (Leslie Mann) reaches the beginning of this critical decade and decides on a list of resolutions destined to reinvent their lives.

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material.

Why is This Is 40 rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: This Is 40 is rated R for for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Depictions of fighting, stabbing and explosion.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Breast nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Partial or full nudity in a brief sexual situation.

- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity with buttock nudity and some detail.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Fondling.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Frequent use of crude and descriptive sexual language.

- Infrequent crude portrayals of bodily functions.

-Offensive scenes.


Approximately 131 instances of coarse language, including:

- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive, many in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions.

- Slurs and sexual references.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Portrayal of illegal drug use in a recreational context, with some detail.

- Substance abuse.

This Is 40
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse and Sexual Language, Sexually Suggestive Scene.
Alberta 14A Crude Content, Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Not Recommended for Children.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Sexual Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content
Quebec 13+ Vulgar Language.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A