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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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Trivia

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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In one of the bathroom scenes, Matt jumps/falls out of the window he opens. In the next scene, the boss is asked where Matt is, but the window is closed in the background. See more »

Quotes

Duncan: Matt, look at yourself. Your life is shit. You're hiding out in a fuckin' storage room.
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Referenced in The Simple Life: The Lost Episode (2004) See more »

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Love Her for That
Written and Performed by Teddy Thompson
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Juvenile and Full of Stereotypes
17 May 2003 | by (SF Bay Area, CA) – See all my reviews

If you are one of the few men out there that fit the stereotype that this movie so desperately tries to push, you'll like this movie.

If you are under the age of 12 and have no clue about adult sexual

relationships, you'll like this movie.

If you are one of the disturbed women who can't stay away from these

stereotypical men, you'll like this movie.

For the other 90% of us, this movie is nice in some places, truly funny in other places, but mostly juvenile and ignorant. Of course, this wasn't hard to predict since the entire basis of the movie is out-of-touch with reality (including its dot- com-centric focus a couple of years after the bubble burst), but I still hoped that there would be more substance and less fluff.

Nope. For example, in the middle of the movie the main romantic sub-plot is

choked out and forgotten in a seemingly never-ending stream of immature

scenes showing the main character's struggle with his sex drive and coworkers. It even sounds funnier the way I type it than it actually was.

Believe me, there is way too much fluff and filler in this movie, and it's more of a pre-teen boy's movie than a "Romantic Comedy". I'd compare them to some of

the ones I remember watching at that age, but they were that forgettable. This movie will be forgotten, too -- don't waste your valuable time.


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