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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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lent | love | masturbation | break up | dream | See more »

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

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40 días y 40 noches  »

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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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Among the adult videotapes that Matt keeps in his wardrobe there are these titles: Midnight Tease (1994), Emmanuelle: First Contact (1994), 'Penthouse: Dear Diary', Penthouse: Pet of the Year & Friends (1999), 'Penthouse: The Ultimate Pet Games', 'Banging Wood', 'In Diana Jones and the Temple of Poon' and 'Wet Slappin''. 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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New Sensation
Written by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss
Performed by INXS
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
And Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
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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