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 Post subject: The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:51 pm 
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Directed by Judd Apatow

Produced by Judd Apatow
Shauna Robertson
Clayton Townsend
Seth Rogen
Steve Carell

Written by Judd Apatow
Steve Carell

Starring Steve Carell
Catherine Keener
Paul Rudd
Romany Malco
Seth Rogen

Worst. Ending. Ever.

Seriously, it just leaves a horrible taste in your mouth once it's done.

The film on a whole is decent. Steve Carrel plays, as the title suggests, a 40 year old virgin and it's the job of his four work colleagues to get him laid; let the gags commence. Carell, Rudd and Rogen all put in some decent comedy performances but it just isn't up to the standard of similar films like Superbad. The story does get interesting when there's an actual love interest, and it flows through pretty swiftly, although the DVD version is 17 minutes longer and it could probably do with that trimmed back off again.

I keep going back to that ending though... Awful. Absolutely awful.

That's why I can only give it 2 and a half Cactuars.

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Jesus Christ I'm not scared of dying, I'm a little bit scared of what comes after.

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I have a real issue with a majority of American comedies - they are just not as funny as they think they are. For 90 mins I expect more than 4 or 5 chuckles. They just do not seem to be able to translate their success from tv comedies to the solver screen anymore. There seems to have been a complete turn around from the eighties (and before) when it was the other way round.
Films such as this are okay, and I wouldn't decry it totally, but when compared to some of the smarter offerings such as Rushmore or Election, they just seem to fall flat.



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