The 40 Year Old Virgin

Universal Pictures presents a film directed by Judd Apatow. Written by Apatow and Steve Carell. Running time: 116 minutes. Rated R (for pervasive sexual content, language and some drug use).

 

I’m going out on a limb here. Funniest film of the year. The humor was constant thanks mostly to a great supporting cast, most notably Paul Rudd. What also makes this film so great was Carell’s performance. He writes a very realistic character and takes him through a series of misadventures through the uninvited advice of his new friends, failing and succeeding so much you begin early to cheer for the obvious happy outcome of it all.

 

This movie exploits every opportunity for comedy that may exist in this story from the obvious, Carell pissing in his face every morning, playing with tiny models of comic book and fantasy characters and two guys playing video games improvising on explanations for the others’ sexual inclination. Which in my opinion will make for a great DVD extra hopefully titled, “Do you know how I know you’re gay?” Then there’s the humor that just comes from a man of this self-esteem attempting to talk to women. It almost looks like two people speaking a different language, but don’t mind. It’s almost as if men and women don’t really want to hear what the other is saying, they each just want to be spoken to.

 

Lesson of the film. Interest gets you laid. Even if it’s just an interest in getting laid.

“You know how I know you’re gay…? Because you listen to Coldplay.”

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~ by fumikaelson on September 27, 2005.

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