40 Days and 40 Nights

40 Days and 40 Nights

Michael Lehmann (2002)

91min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Josh Hartnett casts himself into the sexual wilderness in this comedy about celibacy that is less crude than most teen-orientated offerings, and is even rather cute. Hartnett plays the recently dumped Matt, whose large number of one-night stands have left him depressed and doubting the existence of his soul. To rectify his shallowness, he swears off sex for Lent - the full 40 days and 40 nights - but the very next day meets the woman of his dreams. His only remaining option is to woo her the old-fashioned way, while his co-workers do their best to put temptation in his path. Although Matt's repeated exposure to inviting situations is an excuse to work through the gamut of male fantasies, these scenes are handled with humour and charm, while Hartnett proves to be an appealing comic lead.

Summary

A man vows to give up all things sexual for Lent following a heart-rending break-up. But no sooner has he made his pledge than he meets a gorgeous woman - and to make matters worse, his former girlfriend comes back into his life. Romantic comedy, starring Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, Vinessa Shaw, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Paulo Costanzo.

Cast & Crew

Matt Sullivan Josh Hartnett
Erica Sutton Shannyn Sossamon
Nicole Vinessa Shaw
Ryan Paulo Costanzo
Sam Maggie Gyllenhaal
Bagel guy Michael Maronna
Chris Glenn Fitzgerald
Mom Mary Gross
Jerry Griffin Dunne
John Sullivan Adam Trese
Dad Barry Newman
Director Michael Lehmann
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: UIP Guidance: Swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 31 May 2002

Comedy Drama

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