As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
2012 was another year of star-crossed lovers, from Sam and Suzy in “Moonrise Kingdom” to the forbidden toners in “Pitch Perfect.” If you can’t find your not-so-perfect match, try inventing her a la “Ruby Sparks” or just stick with your hubby (“This is 40”)
An actor so awkward that audiences were instantly able to suspend their disbelief over his total lack of sexual experience in 'The 40 Year Old Virgin'. Watch him bumble his way through life, love, and broadcasting in 1970s San Diego with this collection of his finest comedic roles. But Carrell's not just a comedy performer, check out 'Foxcatcher' and 'The Big Short' for more serious, nuanced performances.
Join these middle-aged adventurers as they leave jobs, homes, and worries on quests for freedom from the 9-5 grind. Check out 'Into the Wild' for an emotional biopic depicting college graduate Christoper McCandless's ill-fated journey to the wilds of Alaska.
Some say comedy is a coping mechanism to deal with the inherent absurdity and emptiness of life; in that case, these jokers have the right idea when faced with the destruction of all they know and love.
Can't get enough of movies like '40 Year Old Virgin' and 'Knocked Up'? Then check out our list of movies directed by Judd Apatow, directors influenced by him, and films featuring his troupe of favorite actors: Rogen, Rudd, Cera, et al.
Movies in the vein of 'This is 40': You’ve bought the sports car, dyed your hair, and taken up mountain biking. All that’s left to do now is enjoy our set of mid-40s mistakes, guaranteed to make you laugh and gulp at the same time (if that's possible).