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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.

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Judd Apatow
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10 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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

The films that are watched by the characters in the Smar-Tech store are all produced by Universal. See more »

Goofs

After Andy leaves his house in the beginning, he first rides his bike past the blue Ford Bronco. Then, when he joyfully swerves on the street, he's going the opposite direction, away from the blue Ford Bronco. 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

When shown on TV, the intro scene where Andy walks to the bathroom (and then back out) with a VERY obvious erection is different. In this version, Andy has no erection and the sound of him urinating is omitted. See more »

Connections

References Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)
Written by Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.), Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier (as Lamont Herbert Dozer)
Performed by Michael McDonald
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A sweet romance buried underneath "Man Show" style humor
20 April 2013 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

If you liked "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" you will love this movie. In fact, it rejoins a couple of the supporting cast of that film, starring Steve Carrell, who played "Brick" who, in my opinion, stole that show with his clueless stares and inane ramblings.

In this film, Andy, the 40-year-old virgin, gets a lot of unwanted help from his male coworkers, who are all so completely dysfunctional that they really don't have any business trying to repair anyone else's private life. The fact that Andy also still rides a bicycle and is chided by his coworkers for that, too, just seems to emphasize that modern society has turned virginity into a stigma similar to not being able to pass a driving test. Instead of wanting to lose his virginity, though, what Andy really wants is a relationship with the nice woman running a store across the street from where he works. His virginity is just a byproduct of him not finding a good relationship with a woman yet. The resulting story is actually a rather sweet romance buried underneath all of the Man Show style humor.

It carries a rare message in modern film - that chastity before marriage is not a bad thing, and that everybody is running on their own schedule.


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Country:

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Release Date:

19 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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