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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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Girl in Chinatown (as Stefanie Von Pfetten)
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Storyline

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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It's Easy to Say But Harder To Do! 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)  »

Also Known As:

40 días y 40 noches  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,229,529, 3 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,950,822

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,146,283
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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 »

Goofs

After Matt goes into his meeting with an erection he is shown in tan khakis, when Ryan gets up and tells him his "little friend" is showing, they zoom in on Matt's erection and he has on dark blue/black pants. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: Look, Matt, I know you're still trying to work out your Nicole issues with the big black hole, but trust me, trust me...
Matt: I don't have any Nicole issues.
Ryan: ...you...
[Ryan picks up an old picture of Matt and Nicole]
Ryan: 'Hi, I'm one of the many pictures of Nicole that infest Ryan and Matt's apartment after six months.' And she's hot, Matt, I don't mind looking at her. I'm just saying you have issues.
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Strange Condition
Written and Performed by Pete Yorn
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Bland comedy, but watchable
18 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

I went to the movies with a friend, and this was the only film we could agree on. I had pretty low expectations to begin with, so I can't really say I was disappointed, but "40 Days..." didn't really leave any lasting impression on me. It's a bland film - it does create a few laughs - but all in all, it's a pretty forgettable affair.

The best thing this film has going for it, is the nice on-screen chemistry between the two leads. Both Josh Hartnett and newcomer Shannyn Sossamon do well with their characters - or at least as well as the juvenile script allows them. The funniest moments in the film were the condom scene at the beginning, dinner with the parents and the "examination" of Matt's sheets. It's also nice to see a Hollywood movie that doesn't drag on beyond the two hour point. "40 Days..." clocks in at a pleasant 94 minutes, which feels just about right.

All in all, it's a mildly enjoyable film, but nothing memorable. I'll rate it 3 out of 6 on my dice.


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