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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…
Raunchy and hilarious but also really sweet and very heartfelt, "The 40 Year Old Virgin" isn't a great comedy by any means but I still really enjoyed watching it due to the extremely likeable cast and the well written screenplay.
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,…
But my bike in your trunk
Watched the unrated extended cut.
I grew up always hearing about hilarious movies like this and Superbad and Knocked Up and never got to see them because I was too young. Superbad has since become an immortal favorite, and i'm finally experiencing this film for the first time today.
This movie is hilarious if not totally quotable, touching if not pretty immature, and very long, if not supported by it's flow of great writing and material.
In typical Apatow-directed fashion, it's 30 minutes too long, but very grounded. It never gets too irreverent or too serious (although he has been known to get too serious, Funny People) and the cast is marvelous. I love that we get to see some great moments from Rogen and Rudd and the other tech store employees, that was something I definitely could relate to.
It's great, but I probably will stick to the theatrical cut next time.
A first for many.
"The 40 Year-Old Virgin" could have just been raunch for the sake of it but thanks to both Judd Apatow and Steve Carell writing, as well as acting and directing, the movie is a funny movie. The chemistry between Steve Carell, Seth Roger, Paul Rudd and Romany Malco was terrific. The movie is a little long, which is usually the flaw in all of Apatow's movies but overall "The 40 Year Old-Virgin," I can see why it is beloved the way that it is.
Cara, como eu demorei pra ter coragem de pegar esse filme na locadora. <3
The raunchy romantic comedy becomes mainstream.
Does it hold up from when I watched it at 14 years old? Well no, not at all. Has it's redeeming quailities of course; Steve Carrell's dedication is admirable. Judd Apatow thinks he's hilarious and that's the main issue. Surely he shot every word he wrote, alongside letting his buddies add in their own improvisational diarrhea that plain doesn't work in the cinematic format. And I'll be damned if this doesn't have the tragic irony of looking like a 'skin-e-max' feature aesthetically. Blegh.
It gets better with another viewing, but I still stand by most of what I said. The first half is absolute brilliant hilarity - the funniest move of its kind since Anchorman. But once the romance starts developing it screeches to a halt and never matches the brilliance of the pure comedy. The characters grew on me, with Seth Rogen definitely standing out, and it's incredibly quotable, but not amongst the top comedies ever for me. And the end musical number... I don't get. Not funny at all.
has not aged as well so it might not feel as fresh and fun as it felt back then but still it is exciting to see that so many actors from the ensemble have since done great things in both comedy and drama, film and tv.
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