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The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

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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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Judd Apatow
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Andy
Catherine Keener ... Trish
Paul Rudd ... David
Romany Malco ... Jay
Seth Rogen ... Cal
Elizabeth Banks ... Beth
Leslie Mann ... Nicky
Jane Lynch ... Paula
Gerry Bednob ... Mooj
Shelley Malil ... Haziz
Kat Dennings ... Marla
Jordan Masterson ... Mark
Chelsea Smith ... Julia
Jonah Hill ... E-Bay Customer
Erica Vittina Phillips ... Jill
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Storyline

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, and they fall head over heels for each other. Written by Kris Hopson

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | UIP [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Japanese

Release Date:

19 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 40 Year-Old Virgin See more »

Filming Locations:

Granada Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,422,815, 21 August 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$109,449,237, 15 December 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,378,645, 29 January 2007
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Runtime:

| (cut) | (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Andy has his chest hair removed required five cameras set up for the shot. Steve Carell's chest hair was actually ripped out in the scene. Carell had told director Judd Apatow just before shooting the scene, "It has to be real. It won't be as funny if it's mocked up, or if it's special effect. You have to see that this is really happening." The scene had to be done in one shot. See more »

Goofs

In the argument between Andy and Trish (before she runs off and he chases her on his bike) a red action figure on the shelf changes position several times. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Alternate Versions

An unrated version of the film was released on DVD featuring additional and extended scenes. They include:
  • A heated argument between Jay and Mooj over a "poached" customer
  • An extended version of the poker game
  • An extended version of David's chat with Andy
  • An extended version of the scene where the guys take Andy to a bar
  • Andy sees sexy photos of women on magazine covers at a newsstand
  • A flashback featuring young Andy's struggle to remove a girl's bra
  • An extended version of the scene where Andy picks up Nicky
  • Andy imagines the star of the porno tape talking to him with his own clumsy sex talk
  • Paula tells Cal that she'd be willing to have sex with Andy
  • Additional footage shot for the speed dating scene
  • An extended version of the "You know how I know you're gay?" exchange between David and Cal.
  • Andy calls the customer service line for Viagra and the operator describes various ways to lose an erection
  • An extended version of the argument between Jay and a customer in which Andy gets involved
  • David sells a television set to a customer who enjoys the Michael McDonald DVD
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Connections

References Nosferatu (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Undawhere
Written by DJ Calboz, Jr.
Performed by Wolfgang Amadeus (as DJ Calboz)
Courtesy of Gyrate Music
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Breakout film for Carell
26 August 2005 | by ivkoSee 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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