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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

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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USA | UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

40 días y 40 noches See more »

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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Josh Hartnett tried to emulate his character's celibacy. He lasted for two weeks. See more »

Goofs

Priest in training (Seminarians) are not allowed to hear confessions until they are ordained. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Hey, put that away. Books get you in trouble around here.
Erica: I can't work right now.
Sam: So go home.
Erica: I need the money.
Sam: So work.
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Connections

References Midnight Tease (1994) 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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Funny funny funny
30 March 2002 | by suebaskoSee all my reviews

This movie is FUNNY! And the shots of San Francisco are beautiful. Josh Hartnett is very skilled at being funny. His co-star is a girl who has been taking lessons from the Winona Ryder School of Drama. I guess messy hair and a lilting dip of the head is acting.

Sure, there are problems with the craft, such as very noticeable editing problems, voices dubbed in the ADR that don't BEGIN to match the voices in the other shots, etc. If you aren't a filmmaker you might not notice, and in any case, you shouldn't care. The reason you shouldn't care is this is a feel-good, genuinely funny movie. So many movies purport to be funny, so few succeed. This one does.

I was raised as a Catholic and I found the whole Catholic theme amusing. Of course, in the Catholic family, one brother is a repressed Seminarian, while the other is a ... Semen-arian? This sex-obsessed guy gives up sex for Lent, and it just happens he works in a place with all these impossibly beautiful, sexy young women. The geeky guys at the workplace sit around and make bets on how long he'll last.

I am having fun making up the sequel for this movie in my head---- 40 Minutes- where he tries not to put his hands in his pockets for a whole 40 minutes...


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