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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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1 March 2002 (USA)  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$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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Sam: Hey, put that away. Books get you in trouble around here.
Erica: I can't work right now.
Sam: So go home.
Erica: I need the money.
Sam: So work.
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References Raging Bull (1980) See more »

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Big Blue Sea
Written and Performed by Bob Schneider
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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In despair at the state of his life, a very sexually active young man vows to give up sex for lent and then meets the girl of his dreams.
28 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The main idea of this movie was so intriguing, I decided to watch it: a very sexually active young man is so frustrated by his life that he decides to give up sex for lent then meets the girl of his dreams. It provides an opportunity to explore ideas: the true value of sex in a relationship, questions of openness and honesty. Will the girl be understanding and patient? How will other people react? The movie actually meets all these expectations but apart from the man and the girl themselves (to a certain extent) it does it in such a crude destructive way as to spoil the experience. It has its moments, but the humour just didn't work for me.


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