The 40 Year Old Virgin

2005 "The longer you wait, the harder it gets."
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Released: 11 August 2005 Released
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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.

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j-76096 The 40 year old virgin directed by Judd Apatow was a very funny movie in my option, the use of very crude humor throughout the movie made it a very enjoyable movie. Steve Carell played the part of Andy perfectly, he is a very lovable main character with a good heart. The character of Andy likes his life a certain way and is organized down the the way he gets ready every morning. Andy is content with his life of collecting action figures, riding his bike to his job at a tech store, he even signals his turns on that bike. The film starts out with a morning in the life of Andy Stitzer ready for his job and then biking there. Later in the day a few of his coworkers invite him for a poker game at the store after hours, it's there where they discover he hasn't even had sex in his 40 years of life. The next day his coworker and soon to be friend David promises to help him get laid soon, so he invited Andy for a night out on the town. After a couple unsuccessful nights out with the guys Andy meets a woman named Trish who works across the street who gives him her number. After a couple more nights out Andy realizes that the woman he wants to be with is Trish. But the fact that he is a Virgin is a huge problem in his mind, thinking that Trish won't accept him because of that fact so he hides it. Until after a problematic fight where Andy storms off and picks up a girl at the club but before he is about to seal the deal he realizes that he loves Trish. In the end they have a beautiful marriage and Andy finally has sex. The acting of the movie made it great, it has a relaxed feeling of hanging with the boys. Steve Carell along with his supporting actors Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen and Romany Malco have great chemistry together creating a sense of togetherness in a group of long time friends. The director Judd Apatow did great things by introducing Andy by the way he gets ready in the morning and then bikes to his job. The character of Andy is like a lost puppy when it comes to women, especially when his coworkers are talking about them he nods along as if they are speaking in a different language. This helps the audience empathize with Andy and turn him into an almost underdog in the movie, everybody is rooting for him. The director also allowed the actors to improvise, this again allows for the movie to have a relaxed and friendly feel to it, like the person watching the movie is part of the action with the guys. The writers Steve Carell and Judd Apatow made the plot in a way that also allowed the movie to be great, it starts by showing how much Andy is missing out on without knowing it. Then it morphs into a part where Andy knows what he is missing and he wants to do something about it but doesn't know how exactly. Then finally he figures it out and ends up happy, this allows the watcher to experience a wide array of emotions from frustration to sympathy to anger to joy and happiness. All in all the movie The 40 Year Old Virgin was a wonderful movie that made me happy to watch it. Steve Carell played the part of Andy marvelously he always seems to fit the character who's a little bit off like in The Office when he plays Michael Scott. The supporting actors who made up his friend group made the movie relaxed and easy to watch, especially since they made the watcher feel like one of the guys. The plot allowed for Andy to become an underdog who the audience could root for. All this made The 40 Year Old Virgin a very good and funny movie in my opinion.
hayesyork I can't believe people think this movie is good. It isn't funny. The language is filthy. The so called comedy is lame. It made me sick on my stomach. The music is horrible. The whole thing is a piece of crap. This type of movie wasn't funny 30 years ago and still isn't funny now. Please people come up with something classy and funny with some decent actors.
Geeky Randy One of Apatow's signatures is to really dig deep into his characters; which, for a comedy, sometimes ends up turning things unexpectedly serious and/or surprisingly heartwarming. For FUNNY PEOPLE and KNOCKED UP, toying with drastic genre shifts was tolerable because there was at least payoff with good jokes and interesting characters. However, in his 2005 outing about sweet but overly awkward Carell, there is a major lack of satisfaction when attempting to explore the root-causes of why our main character just can't (or won't) "get any". The jokes are few-and-far-between, but when they are finally delivered, it is so juvenile that actual 40-year-old virgin aren't even this desperate for a laugh. Its attempts at being funny are the painful reactions of getting waxed (hairy people don't get laid?) or that our maiden-man thinks breasts are hard (you have to feel them to know they're soft?).* (out of four)
SnoopyStyle Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is hopelessly single at 40 working as a tech guy at an electronic store. He has no game with the ladies and no experience with sex. His co-workers David (Paul Rudd), Cal (Seth Rogen), and Jay (Romany Malco) reluctantly asks him to join their poker game. During the game, Andy let slip that he has never had sex. The guys make fun of him but then vows to get him laid. They give contradictory and generally bad advise. At a club, he goes home with Nicky (Leslie Mann) who is crazy drunk. Trish (Catherine Keener) comes into the store to buy a VCR. She has a storefront across the street selling other people's stuff on Ebay. Marla (Kat Dennings) is one of her kids. Cal tells him to keep asking questions to be mysterious and that works on bookstore clerk Beth (Elizabeth Banks).There are a lot of awkward hilarity coming from this Judd Apatow comedy. Steve Carell especially with that haircut is perfect for the role. There is nothing more painfully funny than Kelly Clarkson. At its heart, Carell is an adorable dork. The other guys are almost as ridiculous. That is why this works so well. There are so many great comedians working with such a funny idea.