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40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

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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.

Director:

Michael Lehmann

Writer:

Rob Perez (as Robert Perez)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hartnett ... Matt
Shannyn Sossamon ... Erica Sutton
Paulo Costanzo ... Ryan
Adam Trese ... John
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Susie
Lorin Heath Lorin Heath ... Diana
Aaron Trainor ... Walter
Glenn Fitzgerald ... Chris
Monet Mazur ... Candy
Christine Chatelain ... Andie
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Mandy
Michael C. Maronna ... Bagel Guy (as Michael Maronna)
Vinessa Shaw ... Nicole
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Girl in Chinatown (as Stefanie Von Pfetten)
Stanley Anderson ... Father Maher
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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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This March, sex takes a holiday See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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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

The sports page of the Chronicle that Paul Constanzo's character is holding has a headline about the Raiders beating the Seahawks, a game that would not have occurred during the Lenten season. See more »

Quotes

[Ryan finds his porn stash that Matt hid in a basket]
Ryan: Do you know how many hours I spent looking for my "Temple of Poon" tape. One. That is a long time to be looking for porn, Matt. What the fuck is going on here?
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References Spawn (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Recondita Armonia
from Tosca
Written by Giacomo Puccini (as G. Puccini), Giuseppe Giacosa (as G. Giacosa),
Luigi Illica (as L. Illica)
Performed by Jussi Björling, Zinka Milanov, Leonard Warren, Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus,
conducted by Erich Leinsdorf
Courtesy of RCA Victor Group
Under license from BMG Special Products
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Average movie at best
4 June 2003 | by perfectbondSee all my reviews

I just didn't enjoy the premise of this film. There were some amusing scenes but too often I groaned at the antics of the cardboard characters in this film. I think the primary purpose of this film was to establish Josh Hartnett as a romantic leading man. I think he can be a great one but hopefully he will get to work with better material than this in the future. He is a superb actor as evidenced by his work in Black Hawk Down, "O," and even the critically dogged Pearl Harbor. Nevertheless, for my tastes, this film rates a 5 out of 10.


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Language:

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Release Date:

1 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

40 Days and 40 Nights See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,229,529, 3 March 2002

Gross USA:

$37,950,822

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,146,283
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1.85 : 1
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