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The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

The 40 Year Old Virgin (original title)
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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.

Director:

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

Forty-year-old Andy, an electronics store shipping clerk, is a stereotypical geek, who plays video games and takes care of his collectible action figures. He has no real friends and spends most of his time away from work by himself. Despite having an interest in the opposite sex philosophically as witnessed by his constant and uncontrollable morning erections, he is still a virgin. He never planned not to have sex, but it became more and more difficult to have that first experience as he got older, to the point where, to him, it became a reality for his life. When his work colleagues find out, some mock and ridicule him, while a small group comprised of Dave, Jay and Cal take it upon themselves to help him get laid, despite each of three having their own relationship issue making them perhaps not the best people to provide advice or assistance. Andy also gets some unexpected suggestions from some standing on the sidelines of his life. Beyond that advice, Andy has to be the one to take... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

The Longer You Wait, The Harder It Gets. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

A lot of the movie was improvised while shooting. See more »

Goofs

When Andy fast-forwards through the pornographic film, the footage doesn't look anything like a VHS tape that is fast-forwarding. 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 The Sum of All Fears (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

After Party
Written by Rufus Moore, Marques Houston, Jerome Jones, Tony Scott
Performed by Jerome Jones (as Young Rome) featuring Omarion
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Omarion appears courtesy of Epic Records/Sony Urban Music
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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love, actually
15 December 2005 | by pookey56See all my reviews

this is one of the funnier films i've seen. it had it's crude moments, but they were full of charm. it's Altmanesque screenplay, brilliant physical humour, and relaxed friendships were a pleasure to watch, and a slice of life most of us can relate to. and i can say with a measure of honesty that i was afraid for Steve Carell's nipple..i truly was. surprisingly, this is a good-natured, unabashed comedy that is essentially about love, and the many relationships we may find ourselves in along the way. Catherine Keener was terrific as Trish, and all of Steve Carell's friends were flawed but amiable, and so much fun. the idea that they suspected that Carell was a serial killer is a hilarious metaphor for a forty-year old virgin. but the simple truth was that he wanted to be in love first. original, charming, and very funny. highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Japanese

Release Date:

19 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 40 Year-Old Virgin See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,422,815, 21 August 2005

Gross USA:

$109,449,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,378,645
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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