The 40 Year Old Virgin

  • 15
  • Judd Apatow (2005)
  • US
  • 126 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

This doesn't sound like much: a middle-aged stereo salesman unwittingly betrays his lack of sexual experience and his colleagues decide to help him lose his virginity. But there's something about this comedy that transcends the mundane and - inevitably - raunchier aspects of the plot. Maybe it's the sharp script, co-written by director Judd Apatow and Steve Carell. Maybe it's the equally sharp comic playing of the cast headed by Carell (Anchorman, Bruce Almighty and the US version of The Office), who's rather appealing as the hapless innocent. This will probably appeal to fans of the Farrelly brothers - there's an excruciating chest-waxing scene to rival Ben Stiller's zip malfunction in There's Something about Mary - but the film is sweet, too. If you're in the mood for some superior tosh, this break-out comedy hit could fit the bill.

Plot Summary

Comedy directed by Judd Apatow, starring Steve Carell and Catherine Keener. When Andy Stitzer makes the mistake of admitting to his workmates that he is less than experienced in sexual matters, they set about helping him to remedy the situation. But for Andy the path to true manhood proves to be a bumpy one.

Cast and crew

Cast

Andy Stitzer
Steve Carell
Trish
Catherine Keener
David
Paul Rudd
Cal
Seth Rogen
Jay
Romany Malco
Beth
Elizabeth Banks (2)
Nicky
Leslie Mann
Paula
Jane Lynch
Mooj
Gerry Bednob
Haziz
Shelley Malil

Crew

Director
Judd Apatow

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
UIP
Guidance: 
Swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 2 Sep 2005
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy

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