MPAA Rated – R
It’s 1:56 Long
A Review by:
– The Dude on the Right
|The 40 Year Old Virgin
Movie Stats & Links
||Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd
||It’s rated R for a number of reasons, and one of those reasons is to leave the kids at home.
||It’s as much a romantic comedy as it is a comedy.
||Eventually Andy gets some.
||The speed-dating scene if pretty funny.
||Too many to list.
||Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson, Clayton Townsend
Somehow this is turning into the summer of adult comedies. First you had the super-duper funny “Wedding Crashers,” and now we get “The 40 Year Old Virgin.” Sometimes it’s really good to be an adult. Let’s get to it…
“The 40 Year Old Virgin” gives us Steve Carell as Andy. He’s, well, 40 years old, and yes, he’s still a virgin. He works in the tech department of an electronics store, likes to collect action figures, and loves his video games as well as watching “Survivor” with the older couple in the apartment above him. Oh yea, he also doesn’t have a car and rides a bicycle to get around. He’s not really happy, just content, and then one night his co-workers need an extra for a poker game, and they ask Andy. Andy is shocked, because, well, they really don’t pay much attention to him, but seeking something a little different, Andy joins the game. When the guy talk starts getting to be about sex, Andy isn’t doing too well, especially with the comments that boobs feel like bags of sand, and low and behold, the truth comes out, that yes, he is a virgin.
As guys are want to do, at work the next day, well, everyone is making fun of him, but alas, he ends up talking to David (Paul Rudd), and now the workers befriend Andy, making it their job to get him laid. There is a wrinkle, however, in the fact that in the meanwhile, Trish (Catherine Keener) gives Andy her number, and Andy thinks he might be able to really like Trish. His friends are now on a super-mission because they figure it is imperative that Andy get some before he tries to start a real relationship because of, well, that awkward first time.
Anyway, lots of laughs ensue, and we can guess that yes, in the end, Andy and Trish get together and they live happily ever after.
“The 40 Year Old Virgin” is really an adult comedy, there’s lots of adult content, and like “Wedding Crashers,” they don’t seem to care, knowing that sometimes adults need to laugh and be treated like adults. But as much as this movie is adult, in a weird way it’s also a nice romantic comedy. Andy’s co-workers have their own issues with their respective relationships, and we are treated to lots of great scenes as they work through them. Then there is Andy’s boss, Paula (Jane Lynch), offering to be Andy’s f-buddy, and all along we get a budding love story between Andy and Trish as Andy wrestles with getting Trish’s kids to like him, lets Trish teach him how to drive a car, and be nervous about Trish finding out he’s a virgin.
If you liked “Wedding Crashers” you’ll probably find “The 40 Year Old Virgin” just as enjoyable. Yes, there is some sappiness, but the laughs will get you past that in a hurry. 4 ½ stars out of 5.
That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!