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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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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:

Better Late Than Never. 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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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To date, at 116 minutes, this is Judd Apatow's shortest directorial effort (though the unrated cut is 133 minutes). See more »

Goofs

After Andy rolls off the bed in the 20th date scene, the shot cuts to Trish standing up. At this point, two of the action figure boxes on the bed in front of her are showing their labels to the camera : one says 'X-Men' and the other says 'Dracula'. In a subsequent shot of Trish shouting at Andy, the Dracula box has been moved and the label on the box can no longer be seen. 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

Referenced in TruInside: Bridesmaids (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Rump Shaker
Written by Aqil Davidson, Anton Lamont Hollins, Teddy Riley, Markell Demont Riley,
David J. Wynn, Etterlene Jordan, El DeBarge (as Eldra DeBarge), Randy DeBarge (as William DeBarge), David Porter, Pharrell Williams (as Pharrell L. Williams)
Performed by Wreckx-N-Effect
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Blind Alley" (1972)
Performed by The Emotions
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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The Modern Definition of "Serious Comedy"
6 July 2008 | by metalrules31See all my reviews

I'm not quite sure if the term "serious comedy" applies to this movie, Im not even sure if this can be applied. On the last few years movie theaters have become filled with comedy movies which are way too stupid to even make us grin. Therefore, I considered the movies which do not fill these requirements as "serious comedies".

Does The 40 Year Old Virgin fit into this guild? That is finally up to you, but in my opinion, this is a very funny movie. You get to laugh a lot, plus it delivers a social commentary through some really great characters and situations.

I'm pretty there is more than one 40 year old virgin out there, and even the people whom do not exactly fit this specifications, may feel identified by one of the characters in the movie, especially men.

The story, as the title says it, is about Andy, a shy, silent guy, whom collects action figures, watches Survivor with his octogenarian neighbors and whose favorite band is Asia.

Kal is Andy's co-worker at SmartTech. He believes Andy to be a psychopath until Andy's secret is revealed. Kal is clearly a sexual pervert but yet he seems to get what he wants with the opposite genre.

David is the passionate guy who is still in love with his ex-girlfriend, whom ran away with another guy. And Jay, a man in a relationship which seems to be affected by his continuous cheating and getting caught acts.

I'm pretty sure most youngsters from 13 to 21 have already watched this film, but it really does not have an age limit to be able to enjoy it. So in case you haven't seen it and will enjoy a little laugh, with social commentary, than go to your video store and rest from those deep and depressing independent films.

It also includes DVD bonuses which you'll really see from top to bottom.


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