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The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
"The 40-Year-Old Virgin" tells the hilarious tale of one man's plight of still harboring the label virgin at forty years of age. Working a mundane job at an electric company as a stock man, Andy awaits the woman of his dreams to walk through the doors and make the stress of his virgin state a thing of the past. When the homely yet attractive Trish from the 'We Sell Your Stuff on Ebay' store, Trish, things begin to look up for the lonely Andy and his insecure status with manhood.
The cast includes: Steve Carrel, Catherine Keener, and Paul Rudd.
Written by: Judd Apatow and Steve Carell.
Directed by: Judd Apatow.
Genre: Comedy, Romance.
"He was waiting for the one!"
Rated: R for pervasive sexual content, language, and some drug use.
Meet Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell). At 40, he is probably the only guy his age to still be a virgin. Nevertheless, between his many hours spent collecting toy figurines, repainting mini figurines, playing video games, and the tuba, Andy does a good job of hiding his virginity from the world. But when the boys at work discover his 'innocent secret' they began to postulate ways to help Andy lose his V-card. There's Cal (Seth Rogen) who is the smooth talker and woos his way into the ladies' hearts with his nonchalant cool style.
There's Jay (Romany Malco), the suave black man with style. Then there's David (Paul Rudd), the broken hearted boy who half believes in true love, half desires vengeance for his uncaring cheating girlfriend. Together the three repeatedly try to hook Andy up with women, from the drunk chicks at a bar to the random females at the local Data-A-Palooza, to no avail. Seems the more Andy thinks about having sex, the more anxious he becomes, and the less desire he feels to have it.
But all that is about to change when an attractive forty-something woman named Trish (Catherine Keener) walks into his store. Naively attempting to be an honest salesman, Andy's non-misogynistic sales approach hits a soft spot in Trish's heart who willingly offers up her number. Astounded, Andy confides in the boys and seeks their advice for how to handle the situation. Their answer: to sleep with as many women as possible before sowing his seeds with the woman he loves. But Andy doesn't feel comfortable with a promiscuous lifestyle, and even his boss Paula's (Jane Lynch) offers are anything but enticing for Andy.
Nevertheless one dating failure to the next finally provokes Andy to call Trish. After attempting to call her, like 10 times, he finally gets the courage to speak up and the two hit it off instantly. But a tragic episode ends the first date sooner than expected and Andy's guaranteed lay is stopped short by Trish's daughter who barges in on the two. Deciding to slow things down a bit, to Andy's relief, the two promise not to sleep with each other until the 20th date, but of course Trish doesn't know that Andy is still a virgin. As the 20th date rolls around the sparks fly between Trish and Andy, that is, until Trish nearly pounces Andy and inquires as to why he freaked out and won't sleep with her. Panicked, Andy makes up some inane excuse and rushes off to the nearest club where he will celebrate Jay's new fatherhood by getting wasted and hitting on the hot chick from the local bookstore. Heading back to her apartment to 'do the deed', Andy is suddenly struck with the notion that he wants his first time to special, not freaky, and ironically enough, his 3 boys come to his rescue and pull Andy out of the freaky girl's apartment.
But when Andy heads home he finds Trish staring at him in disgust after finding his friend David's huge porno stash. Still unable to explain his virginal status, Trish begins to think Andy is some sick sexual freak and she runs away from him before he can explain the educational purposes of the sexual paraphernalia. A sudden tragic crash on his bicycle brings Andy to a stop and when Trish bends down to inquire as to his safety he tells her the truth, he is, gasp, still a virgin. But Trish is flattered and together the two decide to wait until their wedding night. Throwing a huge wedding bash from the profits of selling his figurines for a quaint half million dollars, Andy and Trish head back to the honeymoon suite where Andy will quickly learn what it feels like to be deflowered; and I do mean quickly.
THE 40-YEAR-OLD-VIRGIN is a witty comedy about the clash of modern and traditional cultures. Where one man attempts to wait, his virginity is half a result of wanting to wait for the right woman, and half the result of his inability to perform under pressure in bed. Meanwhile his very 21st century sexually promiscuous friends encourage him to sow his seeds as often as necessary and attempt to teach Andy the contemporary doctrine of 'sexology', to no avail. Their nonchalant uncaring attitudes about sex do anything but encourage Andy to copulate, and until Trish walks in all seems hopeless. The chemistry between the lovers could be hotter, but then again, the uncomfortable juvenility is all part of the point; though 40, Andy is still like a kid awaiting manhood.
With a number of funny one-liners, hilarious episodes, and a solidly hilarious performance by the very brave Steve Carell, 'A 40-Year-Old-Virgin' will keep older audiences entertained from start to finish. This is a modern comedy with contemporary pop-culture satire that is chalk full of iconic and cultural parodies. This film will make even the most conservative adult laugh at their own propriety. Good times and much laughter all around for THE 40-YEAR-OLD-VIRGIN.
Steve Carrel plays Andy, the insecure forty year old virgin with a penchant for toy figurines and video games.
Catherine Keener plays Trish, the 'hot grandma' who comes to save the day for Andy.
Paul Rudd plays David, the broken hearted man looking for either a reunion or vengeance on his ex girlfriend.
Seth Rogen plays Cal, the nonchalant guy with a knack for talking to women.
Romany Malco plays Jay, the cool guy with the style and the poise to snag the women.
Jane Lynch plays Paula, Andy's very interested boss.