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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,…
Happy tenth birthday, The 40-Year-Old Virgin! Just think. In another 30 years, you can have sex!
really good for what it was
Oh Steve Carrel... why did you have to leave the office?
7.0 (out of 10).
Genuinely one of my favourite movies ever.
To enjoy this movie at all you have to take a certain ethical liberty on whether or not virginity is bad thing. This film fails to acknowledge asexuality but in Andy's case it's just social awkwardness that keeps girls out of his pants. The movie obviously isn't that careful, it's a crass comedy with the majority of its jokes about dicks, vaginas, and slamming them together. The most successful element is Steve Carrels delivery and attitude of the naive and innocent main character. The best scenes are when he breaks through his stiffness. The supporting cast also did a great job, even if their characters left something to be desired. It was cool to see Jonah Hill and Kevin Hart…
I knew it'd be good, but it was even funnier and touching than I expected.
Really funny with tons of great jokes and has the best supporting cast. Elizabeth Banks> any day.
Any resemblance to my own life is purely coincidental.
Complete list. :-(