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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…
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!"
"Uh, for the first time today, I woke up, I came to the store, and I feel confident to say to you that if you don't take this Michael McDonald DVD that you've been playing for two years straight off, I'm going to kill everyone in the store and put a bullet in my brain."
The 40-Year-Old Virgin paints a sympathetic portrait of Andy Stitzer, a 40-year-old virgin who is shy and geeky and never scored. :'(
Andy is basically surrounded by sex-obsessed dudebros who really want to get him laid and all of their advice more or less backfires until ""tha 1"" comes along & they have a nice lov.
There's also a transmisogynyst joke, how 'bout that?
I added an extra half star to that performance of Age of Aquarius because it was the most random thing and I totally didn't expect that. A lot of great lines from the rest of the movie too! BRILLIANT.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Funny comedy about a salesman that is still a virgin close to 40 years. His friends strive to make him lose his virginity, and the problem is not lack of women, because many women flirt with him during the film.
With that title you could expect some very raunchy jokes, but the movie mostly avoid gross out humor and ends up being even romantic.
His friends and the store personnel, mainly the muslim, are pretty funny and Andy's collection of action figures is awesome and I was angry when he had to get rid of it to show his love for Trish.
The scene where Andy takes Trish's daughter for a sex course and he's the one who makes most of the questions is priceless. The end of the movie, at the sound of Aquarius, is tremendously high spirits.
This is quite mysoginistic at times, but the central character and relationship are quite sweet.
Go on, laugh at the sexually inept. It's funny. Really.
Andy (Steve Carell) is the geeky titular virgin but not for much longer if his well-meaning if slightly crass and largely unhelpful friends have anything to do with it.
While there is a fair amount of puerile gags in this Judd Apatow creation (what else would you expect?), this actually has a bit of heart to it. Carell is endearing as the dorky but likeable Andy and Catherine Keener provides some good grown-up support in the guise of his romantic interest Trish. Apparently the chest waxing scene was done for real, which makes it even more painful than that sounds or indeed looks. The 40-Year-Old Virgin is by no means high art but it's easily funny enough to be consistently entertaining throughout.
tries desperately to be funny and fails miserably; in my book anywise. otherwise not a bad story if you leave away the stupid stuff!
I'm not normally a big fan of Judd Apatow's comedy, but this is a pretty strong comedy. It's helped by a great cast and some very funny performances. It also helps that Steve Carell's character never veers into tacky stereotype (or at least, he rarely does) and remains a recognizable human.
I'm adding an extra 1/2 star just for the hilarious little musical at the end!
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