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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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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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A Comedy about the moments that touch us in ways we've never been touched before. See more »

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

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

The electrical store featured in the movie was not a set but a repurposed Staples store that had just shut down. See more »

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Before Andy goes to talk to Cal, the first verse of the song "Minute By Minute", is being sung by Michael McDonald on the concert DVD that is constantly being played on the store entertainment system. Right before Andy gets done talking with Cal in the back room, the same verse is being sung again. See more »

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[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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"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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Written by Pharrell Williams (as Pharrell L. Williams), Chad Hugo, Juan Cordova,
Foxy Brown (as Inga Marchand)
Performed by Foxy Brown featuring Kelis
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Breakout film for Carell
26 August 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Steve Carell has made a career out of portraying the slightly odd straight guy, first on 'The Daily Show', and then in various supporting roles. In Virgin, Carell has found a clever and hilarious script that perfectly capitalizes on his strengths. Carell plays Andy Stitzer, a middle aged man living a quiet, lonely life. Andy is a little odd, but in an awkward nice guy sort of way. One night, while socializing with his co-workers for the first time, Andy accidentally reveals that he is a virgin. His co-workers, David (Paul Rudd), Jay (Romany Malco), and Cal (Seth Rogen) initially tease Andy about his situation. But it's clear that all three have a certain respect for the decent human being that Andy is, and they resolve to help him out by assisting him in ending his virginity. And so begins Andy's quest into adulthood. Andy is the quintessential innocent, and the bulk of the humor derives from his naiveté to the situations he finds himself in throughout the film. Some of the humor is crude gross out stuff, but most of it is just well done intelligent comedy. In addition, I found some parts of the film actually pretty touching as Andy finds himself developing both romantic relationships and friendships perhaps for the first time in his life. I'm not trying to portray the movie as a love story or a drama; it's a rolling in your seats comedy. Still, every good comedy I have ever seen contains enough heart for you to care about the characters. A good comparison would be 'The Wedding Crashers' from earlier this summer. Virgin has a similar humor, but is perhaps a bit more vulgar in some of its jokes. I particularly loved the ending of the film, which I thought was a perfect way to end the flick. Without giving anything away, it reminded me of 'Something About Mary'. Very light and fun; it leaves you laughing and smiling, which is exactly how you should feel when you finish a comedy. I would highly recommend.


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