The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) USA
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Director:Judd Apatow
Studio:Universal Studios
Producer:Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend, Steve Carell, Shauna Robertson, Seth Rogen
Writer:Judd Apatow, Steve Carell
Date Added:2007-03-05
Purchased On:2007-05-03
Awards:5 wins & 6 nominations
Genre:Sex Comedies
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Languages:English, Dolby Digital 5.1, English, Dolby Digital 2.1 Stereo, English, Dolby Digital 2.1 Stereo
Subtitles:English, Spanish, French
Judd Apatow  ...  (Director)
Judd Apatow, Steve Carell  ...  (Writer)
Steve Carell  ...  Andy Stitzer
Catherine Keener  ...  Trish
Paul Rudd  ...  David
Romany Malco  ...  Jay
Seth Rogen  ...  Cal
Elizabeth Banks (II)  ...  
Leslie Mann  ...  Nicky
Jane Lynch  ...  Paula
Gerry Bednob  ...  Mooj
Shelley Malil  ...  Haziz
Kat Dennings  ...  Marla
Jordy Masterson  ...  Mark (as Jordan Masterson)
Chelsea Smith (II)  ...  
Jonah Hill  ...  eBay Customer
Erica Vittina Phillips  ...  Jill
Marika Dominczyk  ...  
Mindy Kaling  ...  
Mo Collins  ...  
Gillian Vigman  ...  
Kimberly Page  ...  
Elizabeth Banks  ...  Beth
Chelsea Smith  ...  Julia
Jordan Masterson  ...  Mark
Comments: A Comedy about the moments that touch us in ways we've never been touched before.

Summary: Cult comic actor Steve Carell--long adored for his supporting work on The Daily Show and in movies like Bruce Almighty and Anchorman--leaps into leading man status with The 40 Year-Old Virgin. There's no point describing the plot; it's about how a 40 year-old virgin named Andy (Carell) finally finds true love and gets laid. Along the way, there are very funny scenes involving being coached by his friends, speed dating, being propositioned by his female manager, and getting his chest waxed. Carell finds both humor and humanity in Andy, and the supporting cast includes some standout comic work from Paul Rudd (Clueless, The Shape of Things) and Jane Lynch (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind), as well as an unusually straight performance from Catherine Keener (Lovely & Amazing, Being John Malkovich). And yet... something about the movie misses the mark. It skirts around the topic of male sexual anxiety, mining it for easy jokes, but never really digs into anything that would make the men in the audience actually squirm--and it's a lot less funny as a result. Nonetheless, there are many great bits, and Carell deserves the chance to shine. --Bret Fetzer