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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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This March, sex takes a holiday 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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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 »

Goofs

Matt's boss drinks a glass of juice with Viagra in it, and a girl in white walks behind him while he is holding the glass. When he turns to look at her he's not holding the glass anymore. See more »

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Matt: You stupid, stupid... silly little person.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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We're in Heaven
Written by Sgt. Rock (as Jim Burke) and Tom Palin
Performed by Sgt. Rock (featuring The Nice Warriors)
Courtesy of Wiiija Records/Beggars Banquet
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Hartnett is charismatic enough to make it work
4 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Josh Hartnett is a good looking kid who does not use his looks to put up a wall between him and the audience in this movie. He seems very human and sweet. This helps in a lot in this movie because he's the 'sex object' who is not getting any, and you don't mind not seeing him 'add another notch to the bedpost.'

Since all of his conquests make him feel bad or doomed for unhappiness, Matt (Hartnett) feels he must take drastic action by not giving in to any sexual urges.

He becomes the subject of an intense office pool and some of the girls who had bet on a specific day he would 'cave in' make moves on him. A website is dedicated to him and he is soon referred to as 'Vow Boy.'

The movie has a lot of laughs. A couple of scenes seem retundant and a couple don't belong at all, but for the most part this is pleasant enough entertainment. Josh gets some big laughs, more than anyone else, but his roommate and his boss get some too. Josh has some good chemistry with Shannyn Sossamon who plays Erica. 7/10.


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