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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)

Opening Weekend:

$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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After taking his vow, Matt looks up at the sun as it shines down on him. However, when we look at Matt, his shadow falls in front of him, not behind him as it should. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: This is a photocopy of Candy's ass?
Matt: Yup.
Ryan: You're gonna call her, right?
[gets no reply, returns to the picture]
Ryan: Obviously, you're gonna call her.
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References China Beach (1988) 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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I wasn't expecting too much with this movie, but I was expecting more than what I got. Watching this, I couldn't help but think "I've seen this so many times before." Josh Hartnett (who did pretty good with what he was given), plays a heart-broken guy who swears off ALL forms of sex for Lent in order to gain a better perspective on life. Shannyn Sossaman plays his love interest, which makes his vow of celibacy all the more tougher to handle. Can he do it??? Does it matter??? This movie was predictable and unfunny. The secondary characters are nothing more than annoying "American Pie" rejects, the character of Erica is in SERIOUS need of a hair wash and comb, and, well, it's just not very funny.


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