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Thursday, October 06, 2005


Just came back from '40-Year-Old Virgin' with Justin. This is one of my most-anticipated movies especially after seeing the raving reviews it had been getting (84% in the Tomatometer of Rotten Tomatoes) and the unexpected domestic box-office success (101 million thus far, very good considering that this is Steve Carrell's first leading role in a film), and no, it doesn't disappoint.

Like most other reviews have said, this is a very good-hearted raunchy sex comedy, with lines and scenes that cracked me up so much that I had tears running down my cheeks towards the end of the film, but none of them I will reveal here because it is better for you to find them out yourselves.

Andy Stitzer (Carrell) is a 40-year-old virgin who is a virgin by circumstances (bad embarrassing stuff happened to him when he was young), he lives alone in an apartment with shitloads of collectibles (he even has Six Million Dollar Man's Boss's action figure! Which is more valuable than the Six Million Dollar Man himself!!!) He accidentally reveals this embarrassing truth to three of his fellow workers, and after that, they launch into a rescue mission to help deflower this poor guy, to hilarious results... and zero success. Then, Andy unexpectedly falls in love with a divorced mother of three (... one of her kids has a kid, so she's actually a GRANDMOTHER!!) . The rest is up to you to find out. The following quote is a review from New York Times.

"The commercials for the film give away far too many of its biggest, loudest jokes, including the body waxing and the sly sendup of the reflexive homophobia that has become a genre staple. What the ads can't (or don't) disclose is the genuine warmth and feeling with which the couple's romance advances, from their initial bedroom fumbling to their bliss-out of an ending. In "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," the sound of one prophylactic snapping is just a single sweet note in the glorious symphony of love."