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The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
"The 40 Year Old Virgin" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  19 August 2005 (USA)
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Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother.


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Cast overview, first billed only:


Andy at the age of 40 still hasn't had sex. He lets his secret slip at a poker game with his buds from work. After the revealing all his friends are on a mission to help get him laid. Along the way Andy meets a nice mom: Trish who fall head over heels for each other. Written by Kris Hopson

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 August 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The 40 Year-Old Virgin  »

Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,422,815 (USA) (19 August 2005)


$1,488,024 (Italy) (13 January 2006)

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Did You Know?


Steve Carell's then 80-year-old parents went to see the film, much to his embarrassment. See more »


Cal's sideburns are not consistent, especially in the Date-O-Rama scene. See more »


[first lines]
Joe: Hey Andy! What's up, dude?
Andy Stitzer: Hey Joe. Hey Sara. How you doing?
Joe: When you gonna get a car?
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Crazy Credits

"Michael McDonald -- you rock!" At the end of the thanks and acknowledgments. Michael McDonald is the singer whose video appears endlessly in the background at the Smart Tech store and threatens the sanity of its employees. See more »


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Sheepskin Tearaway
Written by Pete Doherty, Dot Allison
Performed by 'Babyshambles'
Courtesy of Rough Trade Records
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The best comedy I've seen in years
22 August 2005 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Steve Carell comes into his own in his first starring role in the 40 Year Old Virgin, having only had supporting roles in such films as Bewitched, Bruce Almighty, Anchorman, and his work on the Daily Show, we had only gotten a small taste of the comedy that Carell truly makes his own. You can tell that Will Ferrell influenced his "comedic air" but Carell takes it to another level, everything he does is innocent, lovable, and hilarious. I would not hesitate to say that Steve Carell is one of the next great comedians of our time.

The 40 Year Old Virgin is two hours of non-stop laughs (or 4 hours if you see it twice like I did), a perfect supporting cast and great leads charm the audience through the entire movie. The script was perfect with so many great lines that you will want to see the movie again just to try to remember them all. The music fit the tone of the movie great, and you can tell the director knew what he was doing.

Filled with sex jokes, some nudity, and a lot of language, this movie isn't for everyone but if you liked the Wedding Crashers, Anchorman, or any movie along those lines, you will absolutely love The 40 Year Old Virgin.

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