This is 40 - It had some funny moments, but not my favorite movie. Opening with a gratuitous scene of sex in the shower wasn't a good start for me. It just prepared me for a movie that was going to be raunchier than I cared for. I didn't think the mom was very likeable. The moments where the parents were screaming at or saying terrible things to their kids really turned me off. Maybe they were trying to go for a more exaggerated view of what life is really like for comedic purposes, but I just don't find that kind of thing funny - ever. Maybe the issues the movie was trying to deal with were just things that I personally have a hard time finding funny.
Won't Back Down - This film didn't seem like it got much attention. I was surprised at just how many big names were in the cast. The premise is that a poor woman's daughter is stuck in a failing school and she bands together with a teacher to try to change things. I thought the acting was good and the film did a good job of walking the line when it came to unions. It had a good balance of union pros and cons covered. The core of the story is inspiring, but overall I thought the movie fell flat. It just didn't come together in a way that really made me care about the characters.