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40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

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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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One man is going to find out what it's like... See more »

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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)

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

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$37,939,782 (USA) (17 May 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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Matt gives up sexual contact etc. for Lent hence 40 days and forty nights, but the season of lent (Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday) is 46 days and 46 nights because Sundays are not counted. If Matt gave sex up for Lent, he would go 46 days and nights in a row without sex. If (as is listed at the bottom of the screen as "day # blank") he only went 40 days and 40 nights, he would be cutting out the Sundays and could do what he so desired with those days. See more »

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Duncan: She says to me "You look like Lionel Ritchie."
Neil: Well, that's great, isn't it?
Duncan: No. That's not great. That's not good.
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References The English Patient (1996) See more »

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A brave, yet wasted effort.
13 January 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I give Hartnett credit. Not only did he win the heart of my mother in PEARL HARBOR but he also showed he also has the cojones to play a role such as the one of Matt in 40 DAYS. Funny enough, the first two-thirds of the movie is not funny at all, and goes through the motions of just about every other sitcom on television. And when the final third of the movie comes around, everything just becomes overly ludicrous.

Matt is tired of his empty, sex-filled life. For Lent, he vows off of sex, just in time to meet the perfect girl of course.

At one time, Toronto was rated the second least romantic city of the world (Warsaw beat us, those darn Polish!), so living in a city where I see my friends and I working hard enough as it is to pay rent and keep our bellies full of food and beer (eh), sex is hardly a factor in a city where you are working too hard to think about it or you are having too much of it. Simply, I do not see the big deal about losing 40 days and nights of no sex. So the entire joke is wasted on me and the satire of the fact was not funny at all. But I give credit for Hartnett and the gusto of most of the actors involved. Hardly a step up for anyone but nothing detrimental.


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