This Is 40 Soundtrack (

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Rating: 6.20/10 from 150000 votes
Tags: aging, birthday, 40th birthday
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Si fuera fácil

Title in Italiano:

Questi sono i 40

Title in Português:

Aguenta-te aos 40!

Title in Français:

40 ans: mode d'emploi


As the movie opens, Debbie is turning 40 but tells everybody she's younger. She runs a small, boutique clothing store that's breaking even financially, while Pete manages a retro-minded indie-music label that's under serious financial strain just as they are trying to launch a new album by Graham Parker. Their money troubles are compounded by Pete's dad Larry (Albert Brooks), who continually hits up his son for cash because he has toddler triplets after an overly successful fertilization treatment with his younger second wife. Debbie has daddy issues as well. Her father (John Lithgow), an emotionally cold, highly successful surgeon, seems to want no part of his daughter's life, even though they meet for lunch occasionally after not talking to each other for a lengthy period of time. All of these people, along with Debbie's trainer, Pete's employees, and salesgirls from Debbie's boutique, arrive at the couple's beautiful home for a birthday party where all the familial wounds are opened.

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Play Title Artist
This Is 40
I'm Your Angel
Yoko Ono: Writer
Yoko Ono: Performer
Happy Birthday to You
Mildred J. Hill: Writer
Paul Rudd: Performer
Graham Parker: Performer
Heart and Soul
Hoagy Carmichael: Writer
Iris Apatow: Performer
The Package
So Sleepy (The Bells)
Fiona Apple: Writer
Fiona Apple: Performer
The Office Theme
Iris Apatow: Performer
Jay Ferguson: Writer
Magnet and Steel
Walter Egan: Writer
Walter Egan: Performer
Frank Black: Writer
Pixies: Performer
Take on Me
Magne Furuholmen: Writer
A-Ha: Performer
Price Tag
Jessie J: Performer
B.o.B.: Writer
Local Girls
Graham Parker: Writer
Graham Parker: Performer
Roman's Revenge
Nicki Minaj: Performer
Jerry Cantrell: Writer
Alice in Chains: Performer
Always Judging (Instrumental)
Norah Jones: Writer
Norah Jones: Performer
Jon Brion: Produced
Thunder and Rain
Graham Parker: Writer
Graham Parker: Performer
I Will Dare
Paul Westerberg: Writer
The Replacements: Performer
Paul Simon: Writer
Paul Simon: Performer
iPhoto Hell
Norah Jones: Writer
Norah Jones: Performer
Shining Through the Dark
Ryan Adams: Writer
Ryan Adams: Performer
Lunch Box/Odd Sox
Paul McCartney: Writer
Wings: Performer
The Bird and the Bee: Performer
Inara George: Writer
You Can't Stop the Beat
Marc Shaiman: Writer
Nikki Blonsky: Performer
Little Guitars
Van Halen: Performer
Edward Van Halen: Writer
So What
Lyle Workman: Produced
Maude Apatow: Writer
Savannah Outen: Performer
We Run This
Missy Elliott: Writer
Missy Elliott: Performer
Sugarhill Gang: Performer
(Dance and Shout) Shake Your Body Down to the Ground
Michael Jackson: Writer
The Jacksons: Performer
Graham Parker: Writer
Graham Parker: Performer
Where Them Girls At
David Guetta: Performer
Jared Cotter: Writer
Watch the Moon Come Down
Graham Parker: Writer
Graham Parker: Performer
California Baby
Jerry Burnham: Writer
Gerhard Trede: Writer
Days That We Die
Paradise by the Dashboard Light
Jim Steinman: Writer
Meat Loaf: Performer
What Do I Know
Lyle Workman: Produced
Elle King: Writer
Elle King: Performer
Old Days
Chicago: Performer
James Pankow: Writer
Fantine's Death (Come to Me)
Alain Boublil: Writer
SS Lost-tanic
Sick of You
Lindsey Buckingham: Writer
Lindsey Buckingham: Performer
Jon Brion: Produced
Live and Die
What Do You Like?
Jon Brion: Produced
Graham Parker: Writer
Graham Parker: Performer
Dean DeLeo: Writer
Stone Temple Pilots: Performer
Floyd Gaugh: Writer
Sublime: Performer
The Weight
Robbie Robertson: Writer
The Band: Performer
Moan All Night
Noah Lit: Writer
Dull Tool
Fiona Apple: Writer
Fiona Apple: Performer
Moving On
Lucky Now
Ryan Adams: Writer
Ryan Adams: Performer
I Got You (At the End of the Century)
Jeff Tweedy: Writer
Wilco: Performer

User reviews

Donald Miller

The soundtrack of This Is 40 perfectly captures the emotional depth and complexity of the characters' lives, enhancing the storytelling experience.

Donna Parker

Each song in the soundtrack feels purposeful and contributes to the overall atmosphere of the film, creating a cohesive auditory experience.

Dorothy Hernandez

I found myself deeply moved by how the music in This Is 40 mirrored the characters' emotional journeys, making the film a truly immersive and memorable viewing experience.

Donald Scott

The soundtrack features a diverse range of artists and genres, providing a rich and dynamic listening experience that complements the narrative.

Deborah Hernandez

The musical choices in This Is 40 feel authentic and sincere, reflecting the ups and downs of real life relationships and family dynamics.

Deborah Rodriguez

The music selection in the film enhances the overall mood and atmosphere, creating a sense of nostalgia and introspection.

Kenneth Jackson

The soundtrack effectively underscores the themes of growth, self-discovery, and resilience explored in the film, resonating with audiences on a personal level.

Melissa Lee

The use of music in This Is 40 not only sets the tone for the movie but also elevates the viewer's connection to the characters and their individual struggles.

Timothy Anderson

The soundtrack of This Is 40 perfectly captures the emotional complexity of the characters' lives, adding depth to their stories.

Ronald Jackson

The use of music in key moments adds a layer of emotional resonance, making the audience feel more connected to the characters' struggles and joys.

Mary Smith

The music selection in the film is eclectic and thoughtfully curated, adding layers of meaning to key scenes and character interactions.

Ronald Campbell

The songs chosen for specific scenes help to convey the characters' inner thoughts and feelings, adding a new dimension to their development.

Dorothy Davis

Overall, the music in This Is 40 serves as a powerful storytelling tool, weaving together the different threads of the characters' lives into a cohesive and compelling narrative.

David Johnson

The soundtrack showcases a blend of classic hits and indie gems, offering a dynamic range of musical styles that appeal to a wide audience.