777. The 40 Year-Old Virgin

Title: The 40 Year-Old Virgin
Director: Judd Apatow
Year: 2005
Run time: 2hrs 12m

“Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) has gone 40 years without “doing it.” Now his pals are making it their mission to help him score… fast! Can he survive their hilariously bad advice? Will he land in the arms of the way-too-experienced or the way-too-drunk? Or can he find true love where he least expects – from a gorgeous grandmother (Catherine Keener)? When it comes to sex, there’s only one sure thing – The 40 Year-Old Virgin.”

Live blog

2:32 – His bike has wing mirrors on, is that a thing?
5:25 – Pretty much everyone is in this film!
7:59 – “He’s a really nice guy but I’m pretty sure he’s a creepy murderer.”
13:35 – I don’t think pointing and shouting about it helps!
16:57 – I love Paul Rudd so much for being the one that chases after him.
17:28 – His life actually does seem awesome, but what do I know?
24:57 – “I want you to use your peripherals.”
28:45 – Oh my god, the drunk driving is bad.
36:39 – Don’t call her until the next Olympics? BAH.
38:53 – Like man on the moon pictures on the fridge.
41:25 – Did they really wax him? It looks real. Eeeek.
47:31 – Yay, young Lizzie.
50:44 – I’m jealous of his drum kit.
58:11 – Like Paul Rudd, but he is a bit of a psycho.
1:09:11 – Bikecycle.
1:11:37 – It can’t be right to be drinking out of a Buddha.
1:24:18 – Serious nostrils.
1:45:40 – I like their story, the rest of it drags the movie down.
1:50:38 – “How many pots have you smoken?”
2:01:24 – Car versus bike is a new chase idea.

Conclusions

Ooof, not good at all. I sort of thought this would be better, given the great cast, but it wasn’t enjoyable for me. Naturally, the gang of boys were childish and offensive to women whenever they were together, but that’s not really what got my goat. I didn’t like the message that this guy was a virgin because of his personality and lifestyle. The guys spent most of the movie trying to change him, when the reality is it was because he stopped trying.

Trish was probably the best thing it, just for injecting a sense of normality into the whole thing. Although actually, thinking about it, Jonah Hill stole the show, even though he was only in it for about sixty seconds altogether.

Rating: 1/5.

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