December 19, 2012 1:00 PM

In ‘This is 40,’ Judd Apatow trades (some) jokes for drama

As Judd Apatow progresses as a filmmaker, his increasingly personal works have grown less reliant on pileups of jokes and gags. “This Is 40” which is the fourth movie he has written and directed, explores middle-aged angst — over marriage, family, career, identity and sex appeal.

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