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Did I ever tell you that I used to work at Blockbuster Video? That in itself will tell you how old I am since Blockbuster no longer exists. It’s a sad state of affairs when you realize that you’re old enough to have existed when something else is gone.
I digress. Enough sadness about being 40. It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing…this post is the latest installment of my #fridayfive series!
If you haven’t read any of the posts in my series before, this is my weekly chance to tell the world about five things that I love as well as throw a little love to another blogger at the end of this post.
I’m 40. Let’s let that sink in for a moment. It’s crazy. I don’t exactly remember what happened when my mom turned 40 but when I do the math I was in first grade and we were living in Michigan and my mom was working on her masters so she could go back to work and teach. She was a little more more ahead in that plan than I was. When I compare myself to my mom I feel like she was way more mature and more established than I have been along the way.
I digress, this post isn’t about me trying to have a mid-life crisis. My aim here is to do the exact opposite and make it a fun experience this year. I shouldn’t be stressing anyway. Actually I’ve only been 40 for about 24 hours! I have nothing to worry about yet.
Marinate on this though:
I was born in the 1970s. I ran into a kid the other day who works at my dentist office who was born while I was in high school and now is in his 20s. Scary, right?
Anyway, to keep my spirits up, this week I’m playing around with the age of 40.
Here is a list of my five favorite quotes from the movie This Is 40.
Director Judd Apatow gets the Zeitgeist just right in the low-key but truly funny comedy This Is 40. This Is 40 is billed as a “sort-of sequel” to Knocked Up and Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann star in both as a happily married couple. In This Is 40, both Pete (Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) turn 40, which sets off a small but irreversible midlife crisis for both. Luckily, the two have a pretty privileged and happy life. It’s as though they don’t even truly know how to have a midlife crisis, yet it’s somehow expected.
There are a lot of genuine laughs in This Is 40, many bordering on bad taste–but still hilarious. Pete’s struggle with hemorrhoids is one of those movie jokes you know you shouldn’t laugh at, but you do. The answer to the question “Will Pete and Debbie and their family still be cool as they get older?” is probably never at issue, but watching the two actors, who have tremendous chemistry, bounce off each other during their birthday week really is funny. Adding to the merriment is the stellar supporting cast, including Megan Fox, Graham Parker (yes, the rocker), Lena Dunham (Girls), Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, and Albert Brooks, who truly elevate This Is 40 to a genius ensemble experience.
If This Is 40, sign us up now! —A.T. Hurley
Please be aware that if you haven’t seen this movie, the rating of this movie is rated R so some of these quotes are definitely NOT for people who don’t like foul language. That being said some of these are really funny!
- Ronnie: [Referring to Graham Parker video they are viewing] What are you doing?
- Cat: I’m contextualizing him as one of the great figures in rock history.
- Ronnie: You can’t show him in his prime in ’77 and then jump straight to him as he is now. It’s terrifying. You have to reverse it. Show him as he is now, very briefly, and then show him in 1977. You have got to Benjamin Button it.
- Cat: I don’t know what you’re talking about. All rock stars are older now. Steven Tyler, David Bowie, Mick Jagger…
- Pete: Paul McCartney.
- Ronnie: Okay, stop it. Everybody that you are mentioning looks like an old woman now. You’re just mentioning a bunch of Jessica Tandys. Keith Richards gets away with it, but that’s because Keith Richards looked 70 when he was 40. And now that he’s 70 he looks 69. He’s regenerating.
- Debbie: So you would do sex with me?
- Flirty Hockey Player: ‘Do sex’? What are you, Borat?
- Barry: That’s the one thing you don’t do. You don’t tell her you took Viagra. I’m pretty sure that’s on the warning label.
- Debbie: I don’t want to shop at old lady stores. I don’t want to go to J. Jill and Chico’s and Ann Taylor.
- Pete: We had sex the other night. You should give me some credit for that.
- Debbie: It’s not about credit.
I know. I know. Probably not my most Mommy post…but I do love the humor in this movie because really 40 is such a funny age!
Have you seen this movie? What’d you think of it?
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Mama By Fire is a former bartender in Seattle, so she has worked with all types of children. However, nothing could have prepare her for her current job as a stay at home mom. Her oldest is 5 and youngest is 3. Her husband and her are learning as they go. She loves to share recipes, crafty activities, daily shenanigans and reviews.