This Is 40 parents guide

This Is 40 Parent Guide

Release date December 20, 2012

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.

Why is This Is 40 rated R? The MPA rated This Is 40 R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material.

Run Time: 133 minutes

This Is 40
Rating & Content Info

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.

Why is This Is 40 rated R? This Is 40 is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material.

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.

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Cast and Crew

This Is 40 is directed by Judd Apatow and stars Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel, Melissa McCarthy.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of This Is 40 movie is March 22, 2013. Here are some details…

This Is 40 releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) in both a rated and unrated version ( includes 3 additional minutes not seen in theatres) on March 22, 2013.

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