Somehow the issues and speedbumps that I felt or sensed when I first saw Judd Apatow‘s This Is 40 in late October dissipated when I saw it again on Wednesday night. So this is one of those “it’s pretty good but it works a lot better if you see it twice” movies. Costar Albert Brooks came over and said “hi” at the after-party. I also spoke to costar Chris O’Dowd, who is absolutely legendary in The Sapphires, which the Weinstein Co. is bringing out in March.

(l.) This Is 40 director-writer Judd Apatow, Universal Studios president Ron Meyer at the Roosevelt Hotel after-party — Wednesday, 12.12, 10:20 pm.

(l. to r.) This Is 40 costars Paul Rudd, Albert Brooks, Robert Smigel.

Agent guy (to be identified), Albert Brooks.

This Is 40 costar Chris O’Dowd.