The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

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The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Postby hengcs » Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:39 pm

Director: Judd Apatow
Cast: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener

Well, I guess I was one of the contributors who help make it to the top box office for this weekend. So, why did I watch it? Because the "meta" ratings from BOTH IMDB and rottentomatoes are very good, despite the large number of voters ...

What is commendable ...
-- Expectedly, the film has some good moralistic lesson ...
-- The jokes are NOT too vile, but rather tastefully done ...
-- The supporting cast are good ... and the film seems "real" ...

What is problematic ...
-- Frankly, I do not think it is that funny or comical ... I think the rest of the audience do not find it that funny or comical too
(i.e., judging by the occasional, rather than continual, laughter; judging by the "type" of laughter as opposed to really hilarious roar ...)

Well, I guess I set my expectations too high ...
it is just a watchable film (esp. during this weekend) ...
I will not give it as high a rating as some critics do ...

Re: The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Postby wpqx » Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:47 am

Made some other comments on filmwurld, I'm not planning on copying and pasting.

Surprised no one else has commented on the film, but I guess with this crowd you may be apprehensive about the film, as I certainly was. I figured a story about a 40 year old virgin would be depressing, and probably make me feel bad, and it did. The writers seemed to know this, hence the reason for an overabundance of happiness towards the end, and I'm still not sure what the musical number was about. I also didn't like the way that women seemed to be throwing themselves (and throwing up) on Andy, didn't seem characteristic or remotely believable. In the world of this film sex is as easy to find as a pair of sox, but it's just a string of mishaps that has prevented Andy from getting anywhere for the last 40 years. My basic complaint is that it made things seem too simple.

There were plenty of laughs in there, so don't think the film doesn't have it's merits. I wouldn't picture a 40 year old virgin to exercise at all, and the whole bicycle touch seemed a little too much, although it did generate some comedy throughout. Damn fine supporting cast however, and the trio of friends were always entertaining.

Re: The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Postby trevor826 » Sun Sep 18, 2005 6:25 am

I was due to see it with my sons but due to a last minute hitch I couldn't go. They went expecting to see this years Anchorman, rude, crude and infantile but they were all disappointed. It was nowhere near as funny as they expected, rude and crude yes, humorous no, apparently it was another case of the trailer being far better than the film.

I must be honest, I'm glad I missed it and more than happy that my wife did as well!

Cheers Trev.

Re: The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Postby kookook » Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:03 pm

I walked out of this movie after the 11th sordidly weak, disgusting thing happened within the first 15 minutes.

This movie...was a complete and absolute waste of time and $.

I went with my fiance, who respects women in general, his own sexuality and mine, and he laughed only at the part when Carell gets his hair waxed.

This movie..was created for the adolescent with a dillhole, feebleminded, underdeveloped, witless, obtuse "sense of humor". The 'champion brilliance' of Carell only added to the worthless waste and poo-poo stinking up hollywood and the rest of the world. Thanks a lot, for nothing!

Yeah, i really hated this movie! and for good reason.

I can't believe I even sat through this movie for as long as I did without throwing a big nasty rotten tomato at the screen. But alas that would have proven futile in my attempts to express any honest disapproval.

I went to this movie because I thought it would be witty and clever, considering how the title is something different, a concept nobody has really worked with before.

But it was just stupid. They ruined it with the downward spiral of excess perversion.

For the most part, I heard all the guys laughing, looked around and saw a few disgusted expressions on the girls.

Any girl who can laugh through this movie and believe she still has any self-esteem or self-respect is kidding herself. And if your boyfriend/husband really liked this movie, I would sincerely ask why...

Because if a big box of porn, f***ing a donkey, excessive and profane adjectives about something as sacred and passionate as sex is hilariously 'funny' to him, it means that he has no problem with it. So then, what precious thing does he take seriously and strive to protect and commit to?
Why have limits? Why not make a "funny" movie about pedophiles next, Steve?

Big disappointment.


Re: The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Postby A » Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:20 pm

I don`t want to protect the film, and respect your opinion, but I think you shouldn`t mention a whole film, when you`ve only seen 15 minutes of it...
No offense.

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