40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Steve Carell
Catherine Keener
Paul Rudd
Movie Details
Director Judd Apatow
Producer Judd apatow; Shauna Robertson
Writer Judd apatow; Steve Carell
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 2 hr 13 mins
Color Color
Plot
Cult comic actor Steve Carell--long adored for his supporting work on The Daily Show and in movies like Bruce Almighty and Anchorman--leaps into leading man status with The 40 Year-Old Virgin. There's no point describing the plot; it's about how a 40 year-old virgin named Andy (Carell) finally finds true love and gets laid. Along the way, there are very funny scenes involving being coached by his friends, speed dating, being propositioned by his female manager, and getting his chest waxed. Carell finds both humor and humanity in Andy, and the supporting cast includes some standout comic work from Paul Rudd (Clueless, The Shape of Things) and Jane Lynch (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind), as well as an unusually straight performance from Catherine Keener (Lovely & Amazing, Being John Malkovich). And yet... something about the movie misses the mark. It skirts around the topic of male sexual anxiety, mining it for easy jokes, but never really digs into anything that would make the men in the audience actually squirm--and it's a lot less funny as a result. Nonetheless, there are many great bits, and Carell deserves the chance to shine. --Bret Fetzer
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Seen It Yes
Index 325
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Unrated Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 025192870620
Chapters
Release Date 12/13/05
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
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