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40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

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 about to do the unthinkable. No sex. Whatsoever. For... 40 Days and 40 Nights See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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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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 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: Matt, look at yourself. Your life is shit. You're hiding out in a fuckin' storage room.
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References Raging Bull (1980) 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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Save your time and money
1 October 2002 | by (Wilton, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Every once in a while, a film comes along which makes you wonder why it was written, why it was produced and how, in God's name, it was financed.

Well, 40 Days and 40 Nights is one of those films. A comedy that is not funny, is incredibly tasteless, is totally pointless and fails to entertain.

After watching this film I felt like the director, Michael Lehmann, and the writer, Rob Perez, had conspired to bore me to death. It surprises me that the featured players would want to participate in such a project. Perhaps they were just desperate for work or had neglected to read the script before agreeing to appear.

Even the worst of films has some saving grace -- this one has none! What's more, it seems like there's a little something in this film to offend everyone, especially Catholics and anyone over the age of 17.

In summary, 40 Days and 40 Nights is a 93 minute dirty joke that fails to entertain or amuse, but will almost certainly offend. Save your time and money!


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