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40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  1 March 2002 (USA)
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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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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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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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40 días y 40 noches  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$317,400 (Netherlands) (2 August 2002)

Gross:

$42,259,967 (Europe) (16 August 2002)
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When Matt and Erica first meet at the laundromat, Erica is wearing a t-shirt that says "Türkiye" (Turkey) and has the map of Turkey on it. She's clearly wearing a t-shirt bought as a souvenir to give the idea that she has nothing else left to wear. See more »

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After Matt goes into his meeting with an erection he is shown in tan khakis, when Ryan gets up and tells him his "little friend" is showing, they zoom in on Matt's erection and he has on dark blue/black pants. See more »

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Ryan: [Ryan enters Matt's bedroom wearing rubber gloves and carrying a portable ultraviolet light] Surprise inspection.
Matt: What the hell's that thing?
Ryan: It's a special light that allows me to see if any fluids have been liberated.
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Ryan: Keep up the good work.
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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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