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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.
"When your son is born.. Is he already on parol?"
Some great lines throughout due to a damn good cast who have excellent chemistry. What's funnier than seeing a guy with an erection pee all over himself? nothing.
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…
Happy tenth birthday, The 40-Year-Old Virgin! Just think. In another 30 years, you can have sex!
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,…
Judd Apatow seems to have a very interesting sense of humor, to say the least. There's a lot of jokes in The 40-Year-Old Virgin that really work when they land, but for every one that lands, there's one that falls flat. Jokes in the latter category often ride the line of gross-out humor that just seems crude for being crude, and it's just not all that funny. Because of all of this, the movie is weirdly inconsistent in delivering jokes. The thing keeping the film afloat, however, is the presence of Steve Carell. Carell is perfect for the titular character, and the way he plays all of the awkward mannerisms of his character is definitely the film's strongest point. The…
"The 40 Year-Old Virgin" is a smart, raunchy, and heartfelt comedy featuring a terrific cast, memorable characters, sharp writing, and a strong line-up of hysterical laughs throughout. Steve Carell is the man!
One of those comedies that hits the mark on all fronts.
That's all that needs to be said.
the one Apatow movie I've seen more than once, and will re-watch in the future. it is less polished than his later movies, and for that reason it feels dangerous and fresh.
not my fave
It's weird to see Seth Rogen with tattoos.
I remember renting this from Hollywood Video a long time ago. I thought it was hilarious back then. Now, however, it's just alright.
There are many humorous moments in this film, and kudos to the creators of it for making an adult movie for adults, but I think the praise heaped on it has made it out to be a much better movie than it is. Given the desultory crop of summer movies we've been subjected to in 2005, it's no wonder that a film that's even remotely original and fresh gets critics frothing at the mouth.
This film suffers from what so many screen comedies do: some jokes and scenes just fall flat, and when they do, the whole pace of the movie is thrown off. It's not riotously funny, but there's enough to keep you chuckling through the dead parts. Probably not the stuff of a comedy classic, but there are worse ways to pass the time.
only just got round to watching this after being told how good it is, and it didn't disappoint. I laughed out loud (lol'ed for the kids out there!) quite a bit.
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