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The 40 Year Old Virgin
The longer you wait, the harder it gets.
Andy Stitzer has a pleasant life with a nice apartment and a job stamping invoices at an electronics store. But at age 40, there's one thing Andy hasn't done, and it's really bothering his sex-obsessed male co-workers: Andy is still a virgin. Determined to help Andy get laid, the guys make it their mission to de-virginize him. But it all seems hopeless until Andy meets small business owner Trish, a single mom.
I didn't even care if that guy got laid, I was just mad when he started selling all his awesome action figures.
Steve Carrell not only gives a star making, pitch perfect performance that makes the film so funny, but I can't imagine anyone else in the role. As perfect as he is, it's also the fantastic and hilarious supporting turns from the likes of Catherine Keener, Jane Lynch, Leslie Mann, and many others who make this so enjoyable. I'm not usually a fan of gross out raunchy humor, but every joke in this film had me laughing on hard on the floor. Each joke is timed so perfectly and executed even better. What separates this from most gross out comedies of the past is that the actors and writers put a lot of heart in to it and it really shows.
Film 5 on my Re-watch Wednesday List.
The 40 Year Old Virgin is one of the few comedies I feel comfortable rating 4 stars. I tend to rate comedies on a different scale in my head, and 3.5 stars is what I normally give ones that I find really funny. This film earns the extra half star not because it's really funny, (it is) but because there's a nice realistically funny story at the heart of it. I find it very refreshing to see an adult comedy that not only makes me laugh, but also tells a solid story. Most comedies are extremely lacking when it comes to plot and go for cheap laughs. That's not to say there aren't…
This film has become something of a time capsule for the mid Aughts. The film isn't exactly steeped in referential humor, but it's so imbued in its own time frame that it has become dated. Bookstores, pre-HD televisions, flip phones, and freakin' VHS tapes are still around, among other dated ideas. It's a film that exists on the edge of oblivion.
But it still works. It's still genuinely funny, and seems to exist from a time when most of these actors had yet to be typecast in pretty standard roles. Carell plays a pretty normal guy that isn't always overreacting to everything and only shouts when he's legitimately angry. Catherine Keener works surprisingly well with Judd Apatow's improvisational comedic style,…
"I need some pooooon!"
Having seen it about five times now, I still can't get over that random yet utterly hilarious ending.
Let me preface this review by saying that I am extremely biased when it comes to Judd Apatow movies; I've always bonded over them with my dad and brother, and his movies are some of my first forays into film. That being said, I love The 40 Year-Old Virgin and I hate myself for waiting this long to watch it. As is with most Apatow films, there is a nice, feel-good plot behind the comedy, but I'm not going to waste time analyzing that; this movie is hysterical, and that is what you should focus on. Not many movies can make my sides hurt, but this one can. I'm already quoting it and I just watched it five minutes ago. If you're like me and for some reason just haven't gotten around to watching it, GET ON THAT.
Loved it when I first saw it, and it holds up pretty well for me now.
Andy Stitzer: Yooooooooow, Kelly Clarkson!
Jay: Why you always telling me to go fuck a goat?
Since Sunday, I've really been trashing "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" to everyone. It's made it hard to justify its two-star score to people, because usually the reaction is, "And that's two stars?" I blame the terrible choices we've had at the movies this year. It's better than "Coach Carter." Why? Because it has that same painful feeling like you've been watching the movie for six hours, but it's still more enjoyable.
There's some great scenes. When Andy gets his chest partially waxed, that's humorous. When he tries to tell a story about his sexcapades, he's goes to far with what the fictional woman said to him. His buddies sniff him out; yep, he's a virgin.
It's a three-minute skit idea…
This movie just oozes Judd Apatow...which isn't exactly a compliment. While there is no doubt that he has been a part of MANY homerun comedies, his movies tend to be very hit or miss. 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' is definitely a miss. I cannot deny that this movie has some very funny moments, but when they are not just pandering for laughs, the serious dialogue is actually quite boring. I really like Steve Carell, I really do. Works cannot describe how much I loved him on 'The Office' and generally, I think he is very funny. The problem is that in this movie, he really just plays an unlikable shmuck. I have a really tough time getting around a main character…
Nice movie and really helpful for sex-obseesed teenagers like myself. Makes you rethink a lot of stuff. Plus protagonist is charming enough.
Nine years later and I'm still laughing. With that said, I can't help but notice that this film has aged noticeably. The "Smart Tech" Circuit City stores are now out of business, VHS porn videos are now replaced with this thing called the internet, and numerous pop culture references that will probably go over future viewers heads. The line "Hey, Will & Grace. Back to work!" comes to mind.
And yet Steve Carell, and this supporting cast is amazing. Some of the most random conversations are also the funniest. The idea of Jane lynch getting sooooo baked then re-watching Gandhi makes me laugh uncontrollably, and the line "is it true that if you don't 'use it,' you *lose* it? Is that…
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