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“We have everything we need right now to be completely happy. We’re going to blink and be ninety.”
Debbie (Leslie Mann)
This is 40

This is 40

“I do believe in the old saying ‘we write the movie to figure out why we are writing the movie.’ I started out as someone who wanted to write comedy. I never thought about comedy being an intimate, vulnerable act. Latley I have accepted that writing is a form of self-exploration. I am trying to sort through how I feel about this life while attempting to make it amusing on some level. When I wrote Funny People my mom had just died from ovarian cancer, and the purpose of life was something I was struggling with, so I had the need to write about it. I am not sure if it was a form of healing or denial, but I seemed to have no other option. Lately I have thought a lot about where I am as a forty-four-year-old man. I don’t know if it is a midlife crisis or a simple taking-stock, but I have definitely been thinking about how it is going.”
Judd Apatow
Q&A for This is 40 which Apatow wrote and directed
This is 40; The Shooting Script, published by Newmarket Press

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