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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.
Mooj: "It's okay not to have sex. Not everybody's a pussy magnet. You, uh, what are you, 25?"
Andy Stitzer: "I'm 40."
Mooj: "Holy shit, man, you got to get on that!"
The 40 Year Old Virgin is a really good comedy. I've only seen it once before this time and I'm happy to say I liked it just as much this time around. It has a good script that's full of hilarious lines and funny moments. What really makes it work is the cast though. Everyone is great in their given roles. The 40 Year Old Virgin is a film that knows what it is: a comedy. And in that sense it delivers. 7.5/10
O VIRGEM DE 40 ANOS não tem medo de ser engraçado. Não tem medo de fazer piadas politicamente incorretas através de personagens preconceituosos - mas nunca exaltando seu comportamento. Não tem medo de confiar num ator e colocar suas fichas na construção de um personagem. Judd Apatow mereceu os louros que colheu depois deste primeiro longa-metragem.
Apatow can't craft a story to save his life, but this one still has the most humor and heart of all the flicks he directed. The predictable, male fantasy is by the numbers in the worst way; almost tough to watch the way women are caricatured as sexual conquests or social life anchors. All the riffs in between though, are hilarious bits of comedy, pioneering a spontaneity and blue collar pop humor that has come to define the Apatow-era of the genre.
Ten years on from its original release, for me anyway The 40-Year-Old-Virgin is still the best film Apatow's done. It's a simple premise that is not outside the realm of possibility that provides not only serious laughs but a big heart in the overall scheme of things. Andy Stitzer is a likable character who we follow on this crazy journey, a man who has sit long on the sidelines after previous attempts of having sex (told in flashback sequences) have put him off any attempts to have sex since, devoting his life instead to gaining a massive collection of action figures and video games and watching Survivor airings with his neighbours upstairs. His three friends that make it their mission…
Easily the best movie Apatow has directed. Probably the best he's aphad any connection to at all. It definitely holds up. So many quotable lines.
The 40 Year Old Virgin. It has a really funny concept, hilarious characters and a great ending.
Dare I say the best ending to a movie ever? Probably not, but it may just be one of the funniest. The 40 Year Old Virgin, while a little too long, is goddamn hilarious, as it should be with such a great cast, but what I didn't expect was the heart that this film had. Sure, the plot itself is fairly predictable, but this film had me emotionally invested, and I didn't see that coming when I hit play. This film really took me by surprise. Didn't expect to love it as much as I did.
I put this on cause I wanted something on in the background as I perused the interwebs. Still good. Still awkwardly paced and unnecessarily lengthy. Still funny.
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