Where can you watch This Is 40 now that Knocked Up is on Netflix?

'Immer Aerger mit 40' Berlin Photocall
'Immer Aerger mit 40' Berlin Photocall / Andreas Rentz/GettyImages

The hilariously funny romantic comedy film Knocked Up was added to Netflix on April 16, and like every time it gets added, it shoots up the streamer's top 10 movie list. If you're like us and have already watched/rewatched the movie, you might be wondering where you can watch the sequel. No worries! We've got you covered like always and shared where you can watch This Is 40 right below.

Let me start off by saying that you will not find the sequel on Netflix no matter how hard you search. The streaming giant doesn't currently have the streaming rights to the film. But that doesn't mean it won't in the future. It's been added to Netflix in the past, so there's a good chance that it can make a reappearance somewhere down the line. That's just not the case at the moment. We'll let you know if it ever makes its way back to Netflix.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately, as of April 2024, you will not find This Is 40 on any streaming platforms. The only way you can watch this movie is by renting or purchasing it digitally or buying it physically. You can rent or buy the film digitally through Amazon Video, Google Play, YouTube, Apple TV, Vudu, or the Microsoft Store. When it comes to physical, you can buy it on DVD or Blu-ray through Amazon, Walmart, Target, or Barnes & Noble. That's your only options for now.

Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann
'Immer Aerger mit 40' Berlin Photocall / Luca Teuchmann/GettyImages

What is This Is 40 about?

Considered a "sort-of sequel" to Knocked Up, This Is 40 centers around the Pete and Debbie characters from the first film as they try to navigate life in their 40s. Pete and Debbie have been together for a very long time and have had their fair share of relationship problems. But they always seem to find a way to work through their troubles. Now, they're both approaching 40, their kids are teenagers and acting out, and they're facing challenges in their careers as well as financial hardships. So that they can enjoy the rest of their lives, they must figure out a way to overcome these obstacles.

Here's the official synopsis via the Microsoft Store website:

"From the director of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family. After years of marriage, Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are approaching a milestone meltdown. As they try to balance romance, careers, parents and children in their own hilarious ways, they must also figure out how to enjoy the rest of their lives. This Is 40 is a candid and heartwarming comedy about the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood in the modern age. "

Paul Rudd reprises his role from Knocked Up as Pete, and Leslie Mann as Debbie. Joining them in the cast are Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Albert Brooks, Tim Bagley, Chris O'Dowd, Lena Dunham, and many others.

Judd Apatow returned to write, direct, and produce the sequel, with Barry Mendel and Clayton Townsend also producing.

Here's what some critics had to say about the rom-com via Rotten Tomatoes:

"This is 40 does a fantastic job of balancing some salty humour with bittersweet drama. Intimate and easily identifiable, this is likely to strike a chord with Generation Xers everywhere."

James Croot from Stuff.co.nz

"The movie is sweet, funny and smart, on par with Apatow's other productions and resulting in a humorous, heartwarming holiday theatre pick."

Sarah Gopaul from Digital Journal

"It's a little silly, sometimes too pointed, and overly long, but at its heart are perceptive observations about the challenge of long-term relationships, raising a family, and turning 40 -- some of which will ring true for many of us."

Francesca Rudkin from New Zealand Herald

Take a look at the exciting official trailer below!

Now that you know where you can watch This Is 40, will you actually be watching the romantic comedy flick?

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