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The 40-Year-Old Virgin

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

2005
Romance, Comedy
1h 56m
A comedic take on a sweet-natured but middle-aged virgin who, through the well-meaning but misguided efforts of his co-workers, begins an unforgettable educational journey toward the goal of finally 'doing it.' (Universal)
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The 40-Year-Old Virgin

2005
Romance, Comedy
1h 56m
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Rated 15 Oct 2019
88
75th
Fun to watch, and it also seems like it was fun to make - not in the sense of a bunch of idiots mugging for the camera without direction (a la most Adam Sandler movies), but in that someone wrote a deceptively smart script full of sharp dialogue, called friends who knew how to treat such a script, and assembled a genuinely funny sex comedy.
Rated 20 Dec 2006
82
73rd
Some pretty good laughs here, good cast and good pacing. Nothing especially worth coming back to, but I didn't feel like it was a waste of time either. I liked how it avoided some intensely awkward situations by having characters actually making smart decisions.
Rated 04 Jan 2007
3
38th
It's not hilarious throughout, but it's very, very funny, and there are more than a few gut-busters. And the characters aren't cardboard cutouts - they're all fleshed out very well and show emotion and depth. The ending is fantastic, completely caught me off guard and made me burst out laughing. The extended cut is a bit bloated, though. A great first effort, and a damn good movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
78th
Surprisingly deep characters for a sex comedy, the film manages to balance some laugh out loud visual comedy with clever dialogue, while maintaining an engaging narrative and sympathetic leads. Needs tighter editing, though, and the unrated edition, though it has some funny moments, overall detracts from the flow of the movie.
Rated 20 Mar 2017
82
91st
The astonishingly innocent undercurrent of the tone of this movie is captured perfectly in a scene that I can't recall is in the theatrical or unrated cut or if it's actually a deleted scene but after an interrupted sexual experience he calls the Viagra hotline because (despite not taking the pill) they tell you to call if you have an erection lasting more than four hours. The nature of this is very Eddie Murphy but presented in a Bill Cosby (pre rape allegations) way. Well done.
Rated 19 May 2007
60
22nd
Severely overrated.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
2
21st
The funny moments are outweighed by just truly how pathetic Carell's character is. If you're a 40 year old virgin you are not this chipper and not this in shape. It's so detached from reality it's just bizarre. Judd Apatow's view of the world is so strange and unsettling
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
50th
Charming comedy is way above the quality of typical gross-out teen comedy fare. This one has heart, and that's what elevates it above all the rest. Sex humor gets a little much at times.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
84
76th
A very thought-provoking and effective film about relationships that masks as a gross-out comedy.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
81
82nd
Hilarious movie, and it's one of those comedies that's funnier than most comedies because it has a realness to it. Nothing is funnier than actual situations that occur, and this movie feels like you're witnessing just that. I also really admire that the movie felt the need to take a risk and put the message out that pretty much glorifies the idea of people waiting for sex. Although Carell's character is funny, you never once look down on him.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
20th
Catherine Keener is great and there are some genuinely funny scenes. However, the film doesn't really have consistent characters that exist outside of their parts in the bits, and is slightly offensive in how prude it is about sex. To this film, every form of sex is absolutely disgusting and intolerable except for that inside marriage, which makes a man go from being 100% impossible to arouse into a total sex being. It just doesn't work.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
8
93rd
The painfully shy and awkward but extremely well-meaning Andy is a totally relatable protagonist, and tossing him into a twisted world of sexual, profane ribaldry is a genius recipe for maximum comedy. Also, I want to marry Catherine Keener and treat her right forever. Watch the theatrical cut instead of the unrated edition though - the extra 17 minutes poison the pacing.
Rated 22 Dec 2009
84
60th
A comedy that manages to be very dirty and very sweet at the same time.
Rated 10 Jul 2010
85
87th
I thought this was going to be some stupid movie about Steve Carell trying to get laid for 2 hours. I guess I should have realized that Steve Carell is not Dane Cook and his movies will be written with both intelligence and subtlety. It's truly a great comedy that only works because the writing and acting are spot on and believable. The only real complaint I had was when he yells "Kelly Clarkson" during the chest waxing scene. I still don't understand why that's supposed to be funny.
Rated 02 Oct 2019
91
84th
While couched in the disguise of a juvenile raunch comedy, this is at its heart a warm hearted and compassionate tale, sparked by a perfectly pitched (and lovable) lead turn from Carell, backed by great support from Apatow's usual stock company; gives equal time to developing Keener as a fully rounded, believable character in her own right. Because of the inherent honesty, the sometimes outlandishly vulgar comic set pieces work very well (especially Mann's hilarious car ride).
Rated 30 May 2021
35
17th
I can relate, because it wasn't until I reached 40 that I lost my virginity to the arm of my sofa. Anal.
Rated 11 Jun 2007
85
73rd
One of the greatest comedy endings of all time.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
81
36th
Agreeably sweet and plenty of dirty jokes, though it takes a strangely prudish attitude about sex. Steve Carrell is excellent and lots of good side characters.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
73
57th
A few good laughs with a corny ending that quickly becomes an unexpected, but humourous, song and dance number. Not high brow comedy by any means but some direct potty mouth humour will certainly entertain you if that's your bag.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
89
90th
Superb comedy from Carrell. You'll laugh so hard you'll cry.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
96
96th
Hilarious and genuine.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
30th
Funny, but not -that- funny. I wanted to like it more than I did in the end.
Rated 22 Jan 2008
84
88th
I don't like S. Carell that much, but this was a solid comedy with a lot of good material (not simply another teen movie with lots of lower-body humor).
Rated 29 Jan 2008
75
50th
A fantastic and well-written comedy that has suffered on DVD from way too many versions and a director's cut that drags it out too long.
Rated 30 Apr 2008
40
26th
Asexual pussy sells out for pussy. Nowhere near as funny as people make it out to be.
Rated 30 May 2008
100
62nd
He is trying to find a women to lose his virginity to he has never had a woman in bed he is the 40- year Old virgin.
Rated 08 Jul 2008
85
41st
laughs, nice laughs.
Rated 06 Jul 2009
62
44th
Very enjoyable romantic comedy about a middle-aged virgin on a journey towards 'doing it' through the questionable efforts of his co-workers. Steve Carell is definitely the best actor here, but the others are all entertaining as well with no "God, you're so annoying"-characters as quite often happens in these kind of comedies. Visually it's not very interesting and I don't remember anything of the soundtrack, but the story itself is engaging and funny enough to make for a pleasant film.
Rated 18 Aug 2009
60
54th
The dialogue in this movie has nice flow and the character interactions feel genuine. It has a good pace with a decent soundtrack and a fun but predictable story. I'd watch it again if it aired on TV.
Rated 16 Sep 2010
62
41st
It definitely has its funny moments and Carell was surprisingly effective in the lead, but the movie mainly holds together thanks to the supporting cast. I apparently don't mind Rudd or Rogen in more manageable portions. Still, it's surprisingly long, can't maintain momentum, and of course has to end in the most perfect way possible. And making a man get rid of his nerdy shit? DUDE, NOT COOL!
Rated 23 Sep 2012
50
27th
i like apatow's work, i really do. I like the spontaneity of the dialogues, i like the neurotic characters, the mopey heart broken dudes, the whole nine yards. But there's always an element to the plot, this eerie conservative puritan undertone, that fucks up the whole vibe of the movie in the end. 40 year old virgin has its moments, there are some true gems in the dialogues and the characters click. unfortunately the story takes a trip to mundaneville towards the end, and retires there.
Rated 08 Aug 2014
85
63rd
Way overlong, but what separates this movie from Apatow's later movies is that Carrell is cast iron. Not for one second does he lose you, he's a perfectly sympathetic fool.
Rated 04 May 2016
88
86th
The plot is a bit offensive, but the humor is much better than expected, and then there is the chest waxing scene. Man, that was hilarious. The chest waxing scene alone probably improves this movie's score by nearly 20 points.
Rated 28 Feb 2017
86
90th
Judd Apatow and Steve Carrell bring a surprising depth and charm to the love story in this romantic sex comedy. The trademark Apatow improve style is on full display here with an amazing cast of comedic actors. However, not relentlessly hilarious the movie has enough laughs and genuinely memorable moments to elevate a well written story to one of the more memorable romantic comedies of the new millennium.
Rated 02 Oct 2018
66
69th
This, literal, adult take on a teen sex comedy is funny and charming. Steve Carell is really likable in the role. It sputters at times, but has a fairly decent through-line.
Rated 23 Nov 2006
35
15th
I'm not a fan of american comedies and that is a typical one.
Rated 27 Nov 2006
95
97th
Steve Carell's coming out party. Supporting roles in Bruce Almighty and Anchorman gave us glimpses, his years on The Daily Show showed us his comic genius, and he's finally gets his chance to show his muscles in this movie, and he gets the knockout for sure. Great supporting cast helps immensely. Can't wait to see his big screen adaptation of Get Smart and Evan Almighty.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
85
50th
A bit over-rated, but it was pretty alright.
Rated 15 Dec 2006
100
87th
funny
Rated 22 Dec 2006
86
77th
Extremely enjoyable. Very funny, but there is something missing that I can't quite finger. Perhaps it is that all the jokes are about sex, but that's what it's about. Carell and Rogen are wonderful and Apatow is a god. Knocked Up is far superior though. Cathrine Keener's daughter in the movie is really hot.
Rated 18 Jan 2007
60
60th
who s gonna pop your cherry
Rated 19 Jan 2007
74
49th
Too crude
Rated 20 Jan 2007
76
77th
This movie loses a little something which each viewing, though Seth Rogen is absolutely hilarious and almost certainly the next great comedic star.
Rated 21 Jan 2007
1
0th
I was forced to see this absolute terrible movie when i was on 2 hours bus trip. It is extract of bore. I wanted to bite-off my left arm to have something for tearing the TV down.
Rated 23 Feb 2007
60
6th
Considering the cast and the premise of the plot, I felt the movie as a whole was a let down. The team of characters have been invovled in many funny movies together and the writing presents a plot that had much more potential than what seemed to shine through.
Rated 26 Feb 2007
96
80th
Steve Correl is wonderfully funny in this film about sex. Correl is a 40 year old virgin, but not from lack of trying. Bad luck has made him into the sweet, but innocent man he is at the start of the movie. This movie will have you laughing till the credits. Not for the faint of heart though, obviously filled with crude humor.
Rated 01 Mar 2007
80
85th
Way funnier than I expected it to be. Don't let the title fool you, there's a lot of really funny stuff in this movie that doesn't necessarily boil down to "lol he's a virgin."
Rated 18 Mar 2007
85
84th
Totally hilarious, I would most definitely watch it again.
Rated 19 Mar 2007
90
93rd
One hilarious comedy full of heart and strong performances. Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen and Catherine Keener all work wonders in this fascinating portrait of friendship, sexuality, and growing up, even if you're 40. One of 2005's best.
Rated 19 Mar 2007
84
70th
Incredibly witty comedy that is emjoyable after multiple viewings. Loved it.
Rated 25 Mar 2007
80
87th
Suprisingly good! It's a dumb comedy and everything, but there's actually some serious relationship drama/valid relationship points made.
Rated 27 Mar 2007
40
24th
If it all stayed on this movie's level I would never be into Apatow brand.
Rated 01 Apr 2007
75
41st
Steve Carell is a hilarious person and makes this movie shine.
Rated 08 Apr 2007
90
93rd
One of the better comedies in recent years. It has some hilarious dialogue in it and Carell really shines. This was the movie that actually made me give the US version of The Office a second chance as I was huge fan of the UK one.
Rated 09 Apr 2007
40
6th
not a good movie - very predictible.
Rated 16 Apr 2007
93
85th
A goddamn funny movie
Rated 24 Apr 2007
92
93rd
hilarious
Rated 26 Apr 2007
76
45th
Kind of weird. Not really what I expected in a lot of ways, but funny and quotable. Seth Rogan is a serious scenestealer.
Rated 27 Apr 2007
90
90th
Freakin brilliant
Rated 26 May 2007
80
89th
Own it. Love it.
Rated 04 Jun 2007
3
24th
Some funny moments, but overall stupid and boring.
Rated 08 Jun 2007
0
13th
Steve Carrell needs to DIE.
Rated 10 Jun 2007
80
69th
I don't normally enjoy this type of movie but I do love Steve Corell. This movie was so funny.
Rated 24 Jun 2007
91
92nd
Apatow's first directorial effort is still his best. He does the male ritual of savagely cutting one's counterparts better than anyone. Carrell's plight is dealt with with surprising compassion even while existing within some great gross-out scenes. Particularly memorable is Apatow's wife Leslie Mann in a spectacularly funny cameo as a drunk looking for a hook-up ("I want some fucking Freeeench toast.")
Rated 27 Jun 2007
60
55th
we fuck dwarfs in the ass!
Rated 05 Jul 2007
93
92nd
One of the best Comedy's of all time.
Rated 07 Jul 2007
90
74th
You know how I know you're gay? You're holding each other ever so gently!
Rated 08 Jul 2007
2
33rd
A bunch of boys-club misogyny and the film lasts entirely too long for its subject matter/genre. Some parts made me chuckle but overall it was a huge disappointment.
Rated 12 Jul 2007
75
58th
This was funny, I liked the leading lady quite a bit and Steve was pretty good. There was not really that much to it but it has some good dialog, particularly when his friends were trying to give him advice on getting women.
Rated 21 Jul 2007
40
41st
This was one long-ass movie for a dumb comedy... it just seemed ENDLESS. I didn't find it terribly funny, too much "regular dude" humor for me. Apatow didn't really seem to know what to do with Catherine Keener, but I will say that Steve Carell was cute and charming.
Rated 21 Jul 2007
1
17th
Surprisingly sweet and even moving towards the end. Not all that funny though.
Rated 25 Jul 2007
60
11th
Too weird to know what to do with itself
Rated 01 Aug 2007
65
68th
I went in expecting a derivitive comedy, but found myself enjoying it more than I would have predicted. You'd expect the situational comedy and the slightly edgy humour, but coupled with some great characters and sometimes thoughtful scripting it works really well. It's slower than many similar movies leaving the jokes feeling more spread out, making up for this by hitting hard when the humour does crop up.
Rated 06 Aug 2007
77
71st
Not laugh out loud funny throughout but many good moments in a rather sweet film punctuated with more modern comedy stylings.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
81
79th
Good.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
96
89th
One of the best comedies in a long time. ASIA!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
93rd
Best movie of 2005.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
52nd
Part dumb comedy, part thoughtful romance. A mixed bag for me.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
86
93rd
Awesome comedy for the 00's. Steve Carell is a brilliant comedian but it's the supporting actors that make it. The party scenes rule, the work scenes rule, it's a must-see.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
41
37th
You know how I know you're gay? Because you use long drawn-out improvised scenes to fill up space in an otherwise hilarious movie. That's how I know you're gay.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
82
83rd
Just a funny movie and not at all what you would expect...I am still waiting for another movie to come out to take its place as the best new comedy...
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
46th
Again this movie wasn't so good after the first time I saw it but the more and more i watch it the better it gets
Rated 14 Aug 2007
88
81st
YES! I LOVE YOU STEVE CARRELL!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
99th
One of the funniest and relatable films I've ever seen. I can watch this movie repeatedly and not get tired of it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
84th
omg! rotflol
Rated 14 Aug 2007
93
95th
Pretty good movie, has a good moral to it. Though I find that it lacks replay value. Most movies I can watch more than once at least a month apart, but I wanted to watch it again and it was almost drawl. I dunno.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
69th
Hilarious.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
95th
Hilarious comedy. Good story and good acting.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
50th
Another dumb fun movie but much better done.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
98
98th
Definitely a guy movie, but must admit I had a few belly laughs! My guy almost passed out from laughter.....had to fall in love with the "virgin" by the end of the movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
26th
Highly overrated.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
79
45th
Should have been funnier.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
58th
Amusing.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
52nd
Funny.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
94
99th
A true College Cult Classic, will last forever as a great goofball comedy
Rated 14 Aug 2007
89
83rd
A romantic comedy with real heart. Props to Apatow and Carrell for writing one of the most likeable characters and proving there is life outside of "Wedding Crashers" (the opposite of comedy).
Rated 14 Aug 2007
63
18th
Even if you don't like the crude comedy, it's sweet.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
77
60th
raunchy and hilarious
Rated 14 Aug 2007
91
86th
One of the best comedies in a LONG TIME. Steve Carell gives a perfect comedic performance.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
96th
Excellent!

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