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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.
"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.
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…
"I need some pooooon!"
The quintessential Judd Apatow film. I don't like most of his movies, but this one was only rarely annoying.
Bag of sand.
Um novo clássico da comédia.
Meh. Perfectly watchable, but doesn’t hit any of those high notes that some of the great comedies of this era got to. The real humor comes for Carrell’s just totally undeniable comedic gifts, his typing, his physicality. He’s great, and the movie is all about him, so there is that. And Rogen and Rudd, of course, are there to back him up, doing their thing. Much of the movie is sort of staged, with your kind of typical, predicatable scenes. But I have to give it credit for some fairly well-fleshed side stories, strong character development, and even a bit of a twist at the end. Its fine, its just not crazy funny, and if its not crazy funny, what is it? Just a pretty dumb plot. But hey. I don’t regret watching it. I was entertained.
I don't think Apatow ever surpassed this film. It's funny and raw and even a bit sloppily put together, but all of that builds character and adds charm. When I'm looking for something to make me laugh, this one is a no-brainer. Sure the end is loaded with tacky sentimentality, but at least they get it out of the way quickly. Later Apatow films seems to want to live in that space between straight comedy and straight romance with varying degrees of success.
Oh my gosh what a 2000s movie. It's so damn funny though. Completely outrageous and stupidly fun, but also reflects how far even stupid comedies have come in just 10 years. All the women actually get very juicy roles to be funny, which is refreshing for a pre-Bridesmaids Apatow movie.
More thoughts to come in a review.
I grow a little wearier of this each time I see it. I never loved it, but the Smart Tech crew always got some laughs out of me. The more I see it, the more those guys are solidified as the best thing about the movie. Any time they’re not on screen, it’s like you’re only staying tuned so you don’t miss their next scene. The relationship at the center of the movie barely holds my attention these days. It’s just there as a filler until Malco, Rudd and Rogan return. And Carell with the fellas is a different animal compared to when he’s alone or with his love interests. Am I wrong? Tell me a spinoff of the Smart Tech studs wouldn’t smash at the box office. Interestingly enough, the last two times I've seen this on HBO, the Kevin Hart scene was cut short. Interesting and disappointing.
There's some gross out humor and some unenlightened anti-transgender humor that feels outdated and offensive. But the rest of it, from the upending of the 'looking for sex' genre, buddy/friend comedy and a developing relationship that are great comedy and fantastic story telling.
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- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
- Repo Man
- It's Always Fair Weather
- Days of Heaven
- Our Father
- About Schmidt
- The Abyss
- The Accidental Tourist
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