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The 40-Year-Old Virgin


Jeff Nelson

...you will have one hell of a time with The 40-Year-Old Virgin

The 40-Year-Old Virgin
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Everyone has at least heard of the movies such as Superbad, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and others with sexual humor that is similar. These all had to start somewhere. Well, The 40-Year-Old Virgin began this trend of gross, yet hilarious, sexual and crude humor.

Andy Stitzer has a pleasant life, a nice apartment, and a job stamping invoices at an electronics store. At age 40, Andy is still a virgin. His coworkers become determined to get him laid. The story sounds absurd. It never gives the audience even one minute to become bored in the slightest. The screenwriting is incredibly crude, but all of its one-liners are hilarious. Since the film isn't surprising in any of its plot points, it makes up for all of that will surprise you with its humor.

Comedies often fall flat on their faces due to bad casting or actors who can't deliver the lines correctly. This isn't the case with The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The main cast is Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks and Jane Lynch. Not even one actor disappoints the entire running time and facial expressions and mannerisms given by the actors even improve some of the lines.

When watching a comedy, it takes away from the film if the sets don't fit or if the movie itself looks cheap. This would mainly be due to the budget of the film. This one doesn't have that as an issue. The camera angles are standard. The visuals are decent for a comedy.

Many comedies are seen once and then sit on the shelves. However, this is one that's worth seeing multiple times and doesn't get boring or old. Keep in mind though, if you're easily offended by vulgar humor, then stay far away. For others, you will have one hell of a time with The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

My Rating = Four Stars

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