Aug. 19, 2005, 2:36 p.m. CST
The 40 Year Old Virgin(s) 2: The Angry Aint It Cool Talkbackers Story
Aug. 19, 2005, 2:48 p.m. CST
And this guy's supposed to be a virgin? Totally unrealistic. Eh i'll see it. there are boobs after all.
Aug. 19, 2005, 2:58 p.m. CST
I wouldn't own one, granted (I'm a minimalist), but I think that'd be cool to have mounted at your cubicle. I'd light it when I was in the office, just so people would know if I was around.
Aug. 19, 2005, 3:24 p.m. CST
by STL Critic
Aug. 19, 2005, 3:42 p.m. CST
by Kung Fu Hustler
Anakin wipes Andy's mind of any recollection, thus leaving the 40-Year-Old virgin plotline intact.
Aug. 19, 2005, 4:06 p.m. CST
Aug. 19, 2005, 4:14 p.m. CST
i'm encouraged by all the great reviews this is getting, but i do have to say that the poster is the fucking funniest shit i've seen in a long time. that look on steve carell's face just makes me crack up every time i see it. whoever designed that fucker is genius.
Aug. 19, 2005, 4:14 p.m. CST
Try this: "Hi. I'd like to make a baby in your mouth."
Aug. 19, 2005, 4:15 p.m. CST
the one i usually go with is "Hi, uh...so, you...uh...do, um...you know...uh..." and then i walk away in shame.
Aug. 19, 2005, 4:20 p.m. CST
I was duped.
Aug. 19, 2005, 4:37 p.m. CST
by I wonder
Isn't the point of this site to review movies that have *not* yet been released????
Aug. 19, 2005, 4:58 p.m. CST
"I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle."
Aug. 19, 2005, 5:11 p.m. CST
Yes. Carell has been using the character for a long time in his improv comedy and approached Appatow about the project which they co-scripted specifically for him to star.
Aug. 19, 2005, 5:13 p.m. CST
and worst of all... not funny. I only stayed through the whole thing because I went with someone. What a waste of $5.50.
Aug. 19, 2005, 5:54 p.m. CST
Aug. 19, 2005, 6:39 p.m. CST
by I Dunno
Everyone seems to love this thing. They need to get a new trailer guy. The last few good movies had sucky trailers.
Aug. 19, 2005, 7:25 p.m. CST
i know, I've seen it. He tries way to hard, and especially when he's given the greenlight to use profanity at will he sounds like he's trying waaaay too hard. Face if Rudd, some guys are funny, and some try to act funny. You, well, just try. BTW, the hype is what makes this movie funny. I garauntee later when people buy or rent this mediocre comedy that they'll ask themselves why they were laughing so hard in the theater. You want to laugh, see Wedding Crashing. You want a comedy, then see this movie.
Aug. 19, 2005, 8:27 p.m. CST
by Red Lantern
I like the premise and I think films like this don't get made enough. There really is a lot of comedy potential in a movie like this, so I hope it's as good as everyone says it is.
Aug. 19, 2005, 8:41 p.m. CST
I'm there that's all there is to it
Aug. 19, 2005, 8:55 p.m. CST
it's funny as hell and that's all that there is to it. The people who don't like this movie MUST be virgins who are just offended.
Aug. 19, 2005, 9 p.m. CST
by Nate Champion
Except the part where Steve Carrell actually gets some... thankfully he doesn't weigh 465 pounds or else next summer we'd be treated to the 41 Year Old Virgin.
Aug. 19, 2005, 9:04 p.m. CST
One of the best nights I ever had in college began with a slightly (okay, morbidly) drunk me asking a young coed who looked pretty much like Lacey Chabert "Hi. I'd like to make a baby in your mouth." Amazingly, it actually worked ... though no child was ever born (strangely). Of course, you just can't respect a girl like that, so after 5 months, I broke it off.
Aug. 19, 2005, 10:27 p.m. CST
Aug. 19, 2005, 10:34 p.m. CST
In standard rom-com formula, it's clear that the guy and the gal belong together, but the plot has to add misunderstandings (why does she think he's a killer because he has action figures?) and conflicts (why does she decide to wait on the physical stuff?) for only one reason: to increase the running time. Less is more. Cut some scenes (the daughters could easily have been removed), then put them back in for the dvd.
Aug. 19, 2005, 10:43 p.m. CST
Him and Rogen are playing a video game and start calling each other "gay". (The movie already established that neither of them is homophobic -- they think Carell is gay at first, and have no problem with it -- it's just smack talk between two guys.) Has nothing to do with the plot, but it's hilarious. I also liked what Rudd did as he was leaving the speed-dating brunch.
Aug. 19, 2005, 11:33 p.m. CST
I hope Harry was paid well for his life rights.
Aug. 19, 2005, 11:57 p.m. CST
Except Carrell gets/has more action throughout his life than me. I've never even been out on a date. I've never even been out alone with a girl in public as an acquaintance without being under the auspices of academics! That's right, posers! I'm a sad, sad man! MWAHAHAHAHAHAA! Eat shit and DIE! No, really.
Aug. 20, 2005, 1:06 a.m. CST
I don't know if anybody remembers this, but when I called Wedding Crashers out as lazy, mediocre formulaic forgettable throwaway crap that nobody will remember by the time it's on DVD, a bunch of people in talkbacks wanted to feed me to piranhas. I would like to say that the 40 Year Old Virgin is the good version of what Wedding Crashers was trying to do. First of all, as simple as it is, the premise and characters are more original and down to earth than the pricks in Wedding Crashers. Secondly, the characters are more likable - Steve Carrell is a huge dork, but you like him. You root for him. And you like his friends. #3, it has a much more freeflowing feel and you don't really notice the formula underneath until near the end, and then it breezes by fast enough not to really matter. Part 4, it is 99% laughs and only 1% romantic comedy. And yet, the serious portion (which is conveyed in 1 or 2 lines of dialogue) feels much more sincere than any of the cornball love cliches and date montages in the other movie. You don't have to wait for Steve Carrell to straighten out a misunderstanding or prove he really loves her or make some god damn speech. And most important, it was just funnier. As in, laughs and crap. I know there's no reason for one to be in competition with the other, but I'm just saying, there is a such thing as a good version of that type of movie, and this is it.
Aug. 20, 2005, 2:07 a.m. CST
by Bob of the Shire
In a movie about a mega dork, at least do some research. Other than that, this movie was pretty good. Except for the soundtrack, which was lackluster.
Aug. 20, 2005, 2:20 a.m. CST
The poster made me laugh longer and harder than the movie did. Then again, it's pretty much the funniest poster of all time. And I'm glad somebody else pointed out that video game mistake. A Nintendo 64 controller?!!?!? It seems like it would have required more effort to find a 64 controller than an XBox controller.
Aug. 20, 2005, 2:47 a.m. CST
ouch man. just ouch.
Aug. 20, 2005, 2:54 a.m. CST
I also noticed the video game controller but noticed something else: even if they had been using a GameCube controller (the "newest" Nintendo console), it would have still been wrong because that Mortal Kombat game wasn't released on the Cube. I'm an idiot.
Aug. 20, 2005, 3:57 a.m. CST
by andrew coleman
I thought I was going to see the best comedy of all time. It had a couple laughs but felt very long in several scenes and I felt overall under performed. I'm not saying it is bad or no one should see it. I just didn't find it amazing like many reviews make it out to be.
Aug. 20, 2005, 9:05 a.m. CST
It was indeed released for GC.
Aug. 20, 2005, 10:14 a.m. CST
by Smokey McSpliff
to a 23-year old substitiute teacher when I was 16. It continued for 3 months until she moved out of town, and it was the greatest experience of my life (in the sexual arena at least). Luckily, I was able to make the critical, and correct, decision not to tell anyone and thus my "education" continued unhindered for a long, sweet, sweet summer. So I laugh when I see all these women in the news lately up on serious felony charges for having sex with their teen-aged male students. I'm sure most of you will agree with me when I say that 16-18 year old boys are walking, talking penises who will stick it in pretty much any hole availible, and they are pretty much incapable of being "victimized" by women, young or old. I've had perfectly normal relationships ever since and enough masturbatory material to last a lifetime. Hell, I even remember a Cheers episode where Sam bragged that he lost his virginity when he was 15 or so to an older teacher as Cliff and Norm listened in awe. Our country is so conflicted and confused about sex it just kills me.
Aug. 20, 2005, 10:39 a.m. CST
I mean, the dude did have a fucking video game chair, for Christ's sake.
Aug. 20, 2005, 11:08 a.m. CST
by Josef K
My buddy who was a PA on the film told me that they purposely added goofs in the film so geeks who go nuts talking about them on the internet. Looks like it worked. LOL
Aug. 20, 2005, 2:15 p.m. CST
cause... there's nothing wrong with being like him... when you're still a kid... but he's 40... that's the funny part... that and the MILLION other funny things. And... it has NEVER been better to be married to the director of a movie. Ursula got the hands down BEST role of her carreer in this movie. She would be the funniest part of the movie if this were any other movie. Only because of the fact that this movie has a thousand other funniest part of the movie moments is her moment not the best. B I T C H BITCH!!! OMG I was laughing soooo hard. And when she is singing. DAMN! This is why women should be allowed to be as retarded in movies as men. They are funny as fuck. She was as funny as any other funny guy in any other funny role I have seen. I want more Ursula!!!
Aug. 20, 2005, 2:26 p.m. CST
I have NEVER seen a movie that was SO full of carreer making characters!! Everyone of the actors in this movie out shined 90% of the funny actors in comedies right now. THIS should be a new rule. NO MORE one single 'funny' actor movies. I want funny movies where ALL of the characters get to shine. I have honestly NEVER seen a movie that allowed all of the actors to have there MOMENTS to shine like this movie. It was wonderful to see. This movie is already a CLASSIC. And you HAVE to see it more than once. I saw it twice last night. Sortof. The power went out in half the city so it stopped the movie half way into it. But everyone in our movie just got up and laughed and talked about the movie and laughed and you could hear everyone saying how they were glad that they were going to get to see the first half of the movie again for free. That's a damn funny movie. People left a movie that stopped half way thru and rather than being pissed... were just having a good time... cause they already got their money's worth 10 times over only having seen half the movie.
Aug. 20, 2005, 7:18 p.m. CST
by 3 Bag Enema
Probably not. I'll skip this one.
Aug. 20, 2005, 7:39 p.m. CST
Nice one. What really gets me about those moronic "victimized" teens is how INCREDIBLY much they're going to kick themselves in the ass in the years to come when they realize how unbelievably stupid they were to snitch on their teachers. Not to mention the indelible stamp of "DUMBASS" in neon letters on their foreheads which they'll never outlive in the eyes of their peers. "You had WHAT?!?! And you did WHAT?!?!?!?"
Aug. 20, 2005, 10:49 p.m. CST
by Bob of the Shire
I'll only back down after a visionary epic is made on the life and times of the world's first black zeppelin pilot.
Aug. 20, 2005, 11:54 p.m. CST
The reviews are far kinder than I would be. This movie is OK. I much preferred Wedding Crashers to this. I'm not sure why anyone would rate this a superior film, but apples and oranges I suppose. On a pure laugh by laugh basis, Wedding Crashers is far above this. This movie comes across like an ABC After School Special With an R rating. To a degree, so does Wedding Crashers, but this movie really beats you over the head with it. I'm not sure if the message is "Virgins are people too" or "Sex gets in the way of a realationship sometimes," but it's got a message all right. I would have liked this movie much better if it was a pleasant surprise on cable, rather than an overly praised "comedy of the year." Wedding Crashers still holds that title IMHO. Wedding Crashers has more boobs, more laughs, more flow, and more talent onscreen. The final scene of Virgin is a delight, but the rest of the movie is hit or miss.
look who is so fucking clever with their screen name. I hate you for being better than me.
Aug. 21, 2005, 1:11 a.m. CST
What were the odds?
Aug. 21, 2005, 11:44 a.m. CST
But I thought 40-Year-Old was great. I liked Wedding Crashers, but thought it was better than that too.
Aug. 21, 2005, 1:47 p.m. CST
by I Dunno
Wil Farrel as a drunken, mysogynistic prick anchorman from the 70's? That should have written itself but it really didn't have that many laughs. Wedding Crashers I thought was great though
you guys are crazy. Anchorman, in response to a very early post, was obviously Farrel's breakout. not Elf. It was really really ridiculously good looking. I mean funny. And everyone liked it. Until, of course, I read some 3 or 4 posts on this site. But everyone in real life liked it. I was crying. constantly. as in, multiple extremely funny scenes. "I am in a glass case of emotion!" Come on. Goulet.
Aug. 21, 2005, 7:23 p.m. CST
I love this movie but come on you guys in the real world... just hire a pro to take care of ya. You'll feel so much better. Not all of them are disese carrying sacks of pus...only the street ones are. Psalmolive, go get your freak on...depending on where you live it could be as low as $150. And lets face it guys... everyone pays for sex and sex with a hooker is the most honest sex you can ever get.
Aug. 21, 2005, 9:24 p.m. CST
In the sold-out show I saw it at, it was almost impossible to hear the jokes because everyone (including me) was laughing so hard. I have to see it again just to see everything I missed! The critics are right -- easily the best comedy of the summer, if not the year.
Aug. 21, 2005, 11:44 p.m. CST
First off, the Steve Correll or whatever his name is cannot carry a film. There's an attractive ugly, like Steve Buscemi, then there's the uncomfortably ugly, like Steve Correll. Also, this film just looked bad. I like my comedies to have an upbeat colorful look, ala Something About Mary or Meet the Fockers, this one had a drab pallette that made for an uninteresting world to watch for 2 hours. Also, the script was all over the place, and could have stood some editing. Unnecessary scenes/sequences that come to mind: Steve takes Trish's daughter to planned parenthood, the whole Beth storyline (would be useful if it had a relevent payoff).
Aug. 21, 2005, 11:46 p.m. CST
I usually like Rudd, but he was miscast in this role, didn't give him a chance to shine. Look for the scene where he gives Steve the box of porn, his delivery is just like Will Ferrill, distractingly so. Also, the title: 40 Year Old Virgin, while funny initially, really leaves a sticky feeling on your fingers doenst' it.?