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40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

After a brutal break-up, a young man vows to stay celibate during the forty days of Lent, but finds the girl of his dreams and is unable to do anything about it.

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Storyline

Nicole broke up with Matt months ago and is now engaged to someone else. He's very good-looking and has no trouble finding other lovers, but that doesn't help because he's still obsessed with wanting her back. Then he gets the inspiration that swearing off sex for Lent (all forms of sexual activity, even kissing or masturbation) will give him the perspective he needs. So of course a few days later he meets a woman and they fall in love. Now Matt sees his vow as a personal matter, and won't even tell her about it, but his friends think otherwise, and now the complications begin... Written by Anonymous

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It's Easy to Say But Harder To Do! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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1 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

40 días y 40 noches  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,229,529 (USA) (1 March 2002)

Gross:

$37,939,782 (USA) (17 May 2002)
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Ashton Kutcher and Katie Holmes were originally set to play the roles of Matt and Erica. They both dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

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The sports page of the Chronicle that Paul Constanzo's character is holding has a headline about the Raiders beating the Seahawks, a game that would not have occurred during the Lenten season. See more »

Quotes

Matt: You gotta help me. You gotta light a candle for me or something.
John Sullivan: I'm not lighting a candle so you can feel better about getting laid!
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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Turn Off the Lights
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
Performed by Teddy Pendergrass
Courtesy of Philadelphia International Records
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Juvenile and Full of Stereotypes
17 May 2003 | by (SF Bay Area, CA) – See all my reviews

If you are one of the few men out there that fit the stereotype that this movie so desperately tries to push, you'll like this movie.

If you are under the age of 12 and have no clue about adult sexual

relationships, you'll like this movie.

If you are one of the disturbed women who can't stay away from these

stereotypical men, you'll like this movie.

For the other 90% of us, this movie is nice in some places, truly funny in other places, but mostly juvenile and ignorant. Of course, this wasn't hard to predict since the entire basis of the movie is out-of-touch with reality (including its dot- com-centric focus a couple of years after the bubble burst), but I still hoped that there would be more substance and less fluff.

Nope. For example, in the middle of the movie the main romantic sub-plot is

choked out and forgotten in a seemingly never-ending stream of immature

scenes showing the main character's struggle with his sex drive and coworkers. It even sounds funnier the way I type it than it actually was.

Believe me, there is way too much fluff and filler in this movie, and it's more of a pre-teen boy's movie than a "Romantic Comedy". I'd compare them to some of

the ones I remember watching at that age, but they were that forgettable. This movie will be forgotten, too -- don't waste your valuable time.


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