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40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Drama  -  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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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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lent | sex | love | break up | masturbation | See more »

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This March, sex takes a holiday See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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1 March 2002 (USA)  »

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40 Days and 40 Nights  »

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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Erica: Don't you ever feel like you just keep meeting the same exact people over and over? You know, like people that went to *this* kind of college and...
Matt: And now in *that* kind of job, right?
Erica: Yeah. I wanna have a party with a list on my door of all my friends and friends of friends, and if you're on that list, or know somebody on that list, then you cannot come in.
Matt: How do you know I am not on that list?
Erica: Nobody on that list would have talked to me like you did last week. Or *not* talked to me.
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References Brazil (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Talking 'bout My Baby
Written by John Anthony, Maurice Hirsch, James Hall, Jack Hall, Lewis Ross, Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook) and Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Fatboy Slim
Courtesy of Skint Records Ltd./Astralwerks Records
Containing Sample "Macon Hambone Blues"
Performed by Wet Willie
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Some Laughs; Some Cringes; Make this a Rental 6/10
2 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

40 Days and 40 Nights is a one joke comedy that is pretty funny. As the same joke wears on though, the film becomes tiresome. The script lacks; but the performances make up for it. Josh Hartnett gives another excellent performance -- but the real stars are the two GORGEOUS women: Shannyn Sossamon and Vinessa Shaw.

Young adults looking for a sex comedy -- with plenty of sex and nudity -- this is your film. People looking to laugh a lot, try something else and wait for this one on video.


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