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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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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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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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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 días y 40 noches  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$42,259,967 (Europe) (16 August 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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Matt's boss takes a few bites off the dried fruit in his hand but when he sets it down it is clearly uneaten. See more »

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[Ryan finds his porn stash that Matt hid in a basket]
Ryan: Do you know how many hours I spent looking for my "Temple of Poon" tape. One. That is a long time to be looking for porn, Matt. What the fuck is going on here?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jonny Moseley/Outkast (2002) See more »

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Bad Dreams (Remix)
Written by Richard Cameron, Gerry Arling and Joost Swarte
Performed by Arling & Cameron & Swarte
Courtesy of Basta - Audio/Visuals - Holland
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Not nearly as bad as I thought it would be
11 June 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

First off this is far from a great movie but it's an ok night of entertainment if a) you're in the mood for a sex farce and b) there's nothing better on at the cinema. It has a lot of flaws, most notably the liberal applying of schmaltz across the whole film but it does have it's rewarding moments and interesting characters such as the Bagel guy who knows everything except how to turn up on time. A lot of the comedy is too heavy handed but there are moments which genuinely made me laugh. I particularly liked Josh Hartnett's Priest to be brother struggling to listen to Josh's tales of sexual encounters.

That said the two main characters are somewhat lacking in life and could have done with a bit more development. This is a largely French funded film and it does show in places. There are elements of French farce about it but with transposing the action to California it was always inevitable there'd be the standard Hollywood ending and it doesn't "disappoint" in that respect.

Hopefully this won't be the best film you'll see this year but it certainly could be worse.


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