A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?
Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
Despite having a love/hate relationship with her scoundrel of a father Gordon Townsend, the one thing Amy Townsend has grown up believing from him is that monogamy isn't realistic, he and Amy's mom who broke up due to infidelity when Amy was young. As such, she gets drunk and stoned frequently in her pursuit of indiscriminate sex, with an unstated rule that there is no sleeping over once the sex is over. Her current "boyfriend", Steven, believes they are exclusive, not knowing that she sleeps with other men. Working at sensationalistic magazine S'nuff under head sensationalist Dianna, Amy is in line for a promotion, she certain to get it if her next story meets Dianna's scrutiny. That story is a profile of sports doctor to the stars, Dr. Aaron Conners, it despite Amy knowing nothing about sports. To Amy's amazement, Aaron wants to date her following their first sexual encounter, his sexual history in terms of quantity which is in extreme contrast to her own. Also to her amazement, she...Written by
Amy Schumer dates a man played by WWE superstar John Cena in this movie. In real life, she actually did date a WWE wrestler, Dolph Ziggler. See more »
A minor plot point includes the trivia question "What 8 major league team names don't end with an 'S'?"
In fact, 9 major league teams in baseball, basketball, hockey, and football don't end with 'S':
Baseball - Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox.
Basketball - Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz.
Hockey - Colorado Avalanche (mentioned in the movie), Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild.
Football - all end with 'S'.
The trivia question does not include Major League Soccer, where 14 of 20 teams do not end in 'S':
Soccer - Los Angeles Galaxy, DC United, Orlando City FC, Chicago Fire, New England Revolution, Sporting Kansas City, New York FC, Columbus Crew, Philadelphia Union, Dallas FC, Houston Dynamo, Real Salt Lake, Toronto FC, Montreal Impact. See more »
Do you follow sports?
Oh, my God. Sports? I love them.
Who are your favorite teams?
The, uh... I like smaller teams, like the... not the big leagues. I like the... like, um... Long Island Mediums. The... the Acorn Pine Cones.
Haven't heard of them.
The Fire Island Penguins. I like the Cincinnati Thunder-Wizards.
You can stop.
The Orlando... Blooms?
You can stop. You don't follow sports.
I'm sorry, I don't. I don't know anything about sports.
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The Amy/Donald bedroom scene ends differently in the FX Networks version. Instead of cursing when Donald's mother reveals his age, Amy protests, "He made me hit him!" Donald's mother yells at Amy to get out. As Amy leaves, Donald cries, "I only wanted to show her my writing!" See more »
When I first saw, "This if 40," I really didn't like it, but over time, I discovered that I loved it! I think one must watch Apatow's films a few times to really soak them all up. I liked "Trainwreck," but didn't love it. I'm hoping I'll like it more after I've seen it a few times. It was very obvious that some of the jokes just didn't work. Some of the scenes didn't work well enough. The intervention scene was clunky, contrived and sophomoric. I think Apatow could have done a polish on the screenplay to improve it a little. I love his long films, but this is the first time where I think he should have cut down the length.
Lebron James was funny. During his first scene, his acting was pretty wooden and made me uncomfortable, but it got better as the film progressed. Amy Schumer and Bill Hader were excellent. I think this is Colin Quinn's best performance ever. I didn't realize that Tilda Swinton was in the film until the credits. She was excellent as well.
This was not a train wreck of a film, but it did need some tightening up and extra thought.
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